Saturday, July 12, 2014

Novella Review - Shifting Fates by @TheAubreyRose & @NadiaSimonenko (Urban Fantasy Shifter Romance #1)

Shifting Fates
Urban Fantasy Shifter Romance #1
by Aubrey Rose & Nadia Simonenko

Goodreads blurb:  From New York Times bestselling author Aubrey Rose and Nadia Simonenko comes a thrilling new shifter romance series: Shifting Fates: an Urban Fantasy Shifter Romance What happens when a soldier falls in love with the shifter he's been sent to kill? In post-nuclear Manhattan, there are two kinds of survivors: humans and shifters. Cage After his older brother Ben was killed by shifters, Cage followed in Ben's footsteps and joined the military. His job is simple: protect the surviving civilians in the wreckage of Manhattan and put down the dangerous shifter mutants prowling the streets. Bitter with revenge, he can't wait for a chance to get even with the monsters who killed his brother. Bindi Half-wolf, half-human Bindi is one of Cage's monsters. She lives underground, hiding away from military patrols and protecting the ragtag pack of shifter children who have come to depend on her. She'd do anything to get out of the city and get her pack to safety, but nobody gets in - or out - of this city. On Christmas Eve, Cage catches Bindi -in human form - stealing extra rations for her pack. In a moment of pity he lets her go, but not without being struck by a sense that there's something special about her. Something... different. *** a Shifter Romance Series that will pull at your heartstrings *** When he finally discovers her secret, Cage must decide what's more important to him - finally avenging his brother, or saving the woman he's come to love. And Bindi will learn a lesson about humanity...and about love.

About the Authors:  Aubrey Rose lives in sunny San Diego, where she likes to lay around in a hammock reading her favorite romances. When she’s not writing steamy stories, she can be found dancing naked in front of the mirror to Abba while her cat watches disdainfully.

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Nadia Simonenko is a scientist and author currently living in Pennsylvania with her husband, two cats and a dog. When she isn’t writing, she develops new drug compounds and dreams about someday painting her office to look like a forest.

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My Thoughts - 3 out of 5 Unicorns - I liked it!!!

The Cover is haunting but beautiful all at the same time.  It really gets your attention :)

I liked this story.  Things you might want to know is this is a novella.  I’m not sure whether this is considered a serial series or not, but at least to me it seems to fit that mold.  This story has shifting point of views between Cage and Bindi.  Each chapter is labeled at the beginning of whose POV it is.  I only tell you this because some people do not like this, but it doesn’t bother me at all. 

I think this new world I’ve been introduced to is unique and different to other shifter books I’ve read.  It has grabbed my interest in a big way, and I think it will only get better.  Sometimes with novella and serial series it takes me a couple books before I’m completely connected to the characters and their lives, and it is also hard to learn a lot about a new world when it is a novella in only one book.

I really like Bindi.  She is so strong for a 20 year old taking care of a bunch of kids on her own in a world that hates her.  The kids seem fun, but I don’t know enough about them other than Kit seems adorable :)  Cage seems like a nice guy, but he is also blinded by his hate.  How can you hate an entire group of people simply because one did something bad?  But we have this problem in the real world, I have just never understood it.  Even in high school, I had a friend whose dad was killed in Jamaica, he hated a whole group of people based on their skin color because of one person.  It just makes no sense to me because there are good and bad people/animals in every group and species on the planet.  Sorry off on a tangent…lol

Aubrey and Nadia do a great job writing the story.  I do not see any disconnect where you can tell two authors are writing it.  I love the descriptions and learning about their world.  I can’t wait to read more about this unique world.

I recommend this novella to lovers of new worlds of shifters.  I can’t wait to see what comes next.

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