GIVEAWAY!! Blog Tour: Shift (Firstborn Trilogy #2) by Raine Thomas

Shift (Firstborn Trilogy #2)
written by Raine Thomas          
published by Iambe Books 

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Why did I pick this book: I fortunate to again be able to participate in the blog tour for the Firstborn Trilogy hosted by YA Bound. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.) 

Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. I read it every free chance I had. In fact, I had been anxiously awaiting this book after finishing Defy

Shift picks up about two months after the end of Defy. This book is mainly about Sophia and Quincy. I loved the interaction between those two and knowing what each of them are thinking when they themselves do not. It was great! I also loved seeing Tate and Zachariah together. Their relationship is fantastic. 

Shift has a lot of action and adventure. It was wonderful to see the different sides of the characters emerge and develop. Not everyone is as they seem. It was satisfying to see Sophia tap into her powers, finally. Some of the Mercesti are also shown in a different light…they aren’t all evil. Poor Knorbis and Ariana. They both are trying to do the right thing which sometimes conflicts with doing what their heart is pulling them towards. 

All-in-all, a great read that kept me interested from beginning to end. Speaking of the end, what a cliffhanger!! I cannot wait for the third book to be released!

Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book, especially if you read Defy. If you haven’t read Defy, you really should read this series.

Will I read it again: It depends on when the third book is released. I may at some point down the road. 

About the book – from Goodreads: 
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. 

And now for a great GIVEAWAY from the author, 
Raine Thomas, and YA Bound! Enter to win a paperback copy of Defy and Shift along with a butterfly necklace! (Open US only)

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Happy reading wherever you are and whenever you get a free chance!!!


  1. Many thanks for being a part of the SHIFT launch!

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