Sunday, April 15, 2012

Review: The Shapeshifter's Secret by Heather Ostler

Product DetailsMy rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Shapeshifter's Secret was full of suspense, had a touch of romance and was really action packed! I really, really enjoyed it and I can't wait to talk to someone about it!.

As I'm sure you can tell from the title, this book is about shifters. The main character is Julia Levesque. She has lived her whole life not knowing the truth about her heritage, where she was from, who her mother was, etc.. She thinks that she is losing her mind when she starts to experience strange things. Imagine the shock when she finds out that her life as she knew it was a lie. She feels betrayed by those she is close to and confused by the strange information she  is being told. The story is so well written that you feel as if you are not just reading about it but going through everything with Julia.

She is really from a place called Ossai, where she is royalty. However the government in Ossai has been corrupted and Julia is in extreme danger. There are so many twists and turns that it keeps you on your toes. When she is at Lockham Castle, which is like a school, some of the scenery has a Harry Potterish feel. It was great!

Julia makes friends and enemies and falls in love. This was an awesome story and I really hope that this was just the beginning of a new YA series. The way the story ended, I am guessing there will be another book or more. I will be very disappointed if there isn't. There is soooo much to love about this story but I really don't want to ruin anything by telling you too much.

I recommend this to everyone who likes YA books, Shifter books. or who is just looking for something different to read.

I received a copy from NetGalley to review and this is my honest opinion.

It will be available for purchase on June 12th! Do yourself a favor and put it on your wishlist now.

I'd love to know what you're thinking. Please leave a comment!


  1. I love twists and turns in a book, learning new truths about the characters keeps me entertained and eager to read more!
    Loved your review!
    I'll add it in my wishlist right away :)

    Read Into Hiding

    1. Ella, you'll be glad you did. :D It was really good!