Monday, August 27, 2012
Otherkin by Nina Berry
She's a shapeshifter and the callers want to capture her and kill her...
Kensington Publishing for Teens sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you). It is Book One of the Otherkin series and has been published. Check your local bookstore for a copy.
Desdemona is just a normal young girl going to school and living with her adoptive parents. Everything is fine until she gets very angry and suddenly finds herself changing into a tiger. The shock about kills her and then an avenging angel shoots her full of tranquilizers and hauls off to a cage. When she wakes up, she finds herself human again. She also discovers another human in the cage below her. What she learns changes her life forever...
She's an untrained shapeshifter. She's not quite sure what Caleb is, but she took him with her when she escaped and he helped her.
Caleb takes her to a safe place, her parents have to go into hiding, and none of the other shifters like her or trust her. But if she doesn't learn what she needs to here, she's probably going to die soon. That's motivation for you.
I really enjoyed this story. Magical shapeshifters, callers who think shifters are evil, Dez's unknown parentage, and fast action made this story move fast. I'm already looking forward to the next book in this series. And I'm keeping this book for me. I'd read it again, it was that good.