Still Life with Shape-Shifter
Publish date: November 6th 2012
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
Pages no: 343
Edition language: English
Series: Shifting Circle (#2)
My objection to the first book is not exactly here, because the relationship is between sisters in this instance. But some of it still stands; the way Amy is absolutely the center of Melanie’s life seems to push Melanie to the edges of the story, even though it’s nominally hers. Despite all these fr...
Better than the first book, hands down, this is actually two stories in one, and while there are some romances in the book, there is not such a repetitive (and quite boring) constant reiteration of being unable to bear living without said lover.
This is a sad, sad book, beautiful and absorbing but melancholy, emotionally intense, almost heart-rending. I cried in the end. I hesitate to pigeonhole this tale to a genre – it transcends genres. As a love story, it might be categorized as romance, but it’s so much more. Published by Shinn’s lifel...
3 1/2 stars. I stayed up late finishing this, and it made me cry a few times, but I still finished it feeling -- as with the first book -- ultimately unsatisfied. I just can't seem to get the point of these stories, which all seem to be about obsessive love for shapeshifters who lead very sad, diff...
A lovely, bittersweet story about ordinary people with ordinary lives--they work at middle class jobs, they worry about paying their bills, they love their families. The difference in their lives is, some of them are shape-shifters.There aren't any villains in this novel. No vampire councils, no wol...