August 29, 2012

Shift Tour: Review & Giveaway


Shift (Firstborn Trilogy Book #2)
Author: Raine Thomas
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: August 24, 2012


Having the ability to shapeshift, Sophia is familiar with change. But even she feels the rising tension in her homeland.

A shadowy male and deadly beast reside in their midst. The births of the newest Kynzesti loom. Hostile Mercesti continue to hunt for the Elder Scroll, and a traumatized female is too afraid to use her abilities to stop them.

Topping off Sophia’s stress is Quincy, the male she’s convinced can’t stand her. She rues the loss of their friendship, but can’t figure out how to move past it. She’ll soon learn, however, that mending that rift bears more significance than she ever imagined.

The search for the Elder Scroll takes on unexpected urgency, and Sophia finds herself in a race across the mainland. To stop the Mercesti led by Eirik, she and her companions must get past their differences and unite against them. If they don’t, Eirik will acquire the immense power he seeks, and two of the beings Sophia loves most will die.

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The second book in the Firstborn trilogy, Shift follows Sophia as she tries to deal with the growing unrest in her homeland, as well as guy troubles and other normal teenage problems. She must find the Elder Scroll before the Mercesti can get their hands on it and kill those that Sophia holds most dear.

This book is full of action, adventure, and plenty of romance. The characters were all interesting and had their own personalities and quirks, which made them instantly likeable. The storyline is really unique with the varying beings and the different ranks among those species. The entire story and history of the trilogy really fascinated me, and I think that the author did a tremendous job of writing it. The plot is fast paced and written well, which makes it a quick and exciting read. I think that the combination of the refreshing storyline and characters, along with the complex world makes this trilogy stand out the in young adult genre. I will definitely be waiting for the final book of the trilogy to see how everything will end. Highly recommended for fans of young adult fantasy!


About the Author:
Raine Thomas is the author of the exciting and original series of YA fantasy/romance novels about the Estilorian plane. Her passion for writing prompted her to earn her bachelor’s degree in English with a focus in Creative Writing from Georgia State University, then her master’s degree in Humanities from Central Michigan University. She is also a proud member of Romance Writers of America.

Residing in Orlando, Florida, Raine is a hopeless romantic with a background in the fields of mental health and wedding planning…two areas that intersect far more than one would think. Her years working with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges inspired her to create young protagonists who overcome their own conflicts. When she isn’t writing or glued to e-mail or social networking sites, Raine can usually be found vacationing with her husband and daughter on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

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  1. Thanks for participating in the SHIFT launch tour!

  2. I just love the cover for this book and the first in the series!
    This are definitely on my TBR!
    Thanks so much for the great giveaway!!
    *finger crossed*

  3. nice cover :) good luck to all who enters :)