The Shape of Desire
For fifteen years Maria Devane has been desperately, passionately in love with Dante Romano. But despite loving him with all of her heart and soul, Maria knows that Dante can never give all of himself back-at least not all the time.Every month, Dante shifts shape, becoming a wild animal.... show more
For fifteen years Maria Devane has been desperately, passionately in love with Dante Romano. But despite loving him with all of her heart and soul, Maria knows that Dante can never give all of himself back-at least not all the time.Every month, Dante shifts shape, becoming a wild animal. During those times, he wanders far and wide, leaving Maria alone. He can't choose when he shifts, the transition is often abrupt and, as he gets older, the time he spends in human form is gradually decreasing. But Maria, who loves him without hesitation, wouldn't trade their unusual relationship for anything.Since the beginning, she has kept his secret, knowing that their love is worth the danger. But when a string of brutal attacks occur in local parks during the times when Dante is in animal form, Maria is forced to consider whether the lies she's been telling about her life have turned into lies she's telling herself...
Publish date: April 3rd 2012
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
Pages no: 324
Edition language: English
Series: Shifting Circle (#1)
I had an interesting reaction to this one in that I read it really quickly and read the second as soon as I could. And yet, I struggle with how much of Maria’s life, from start to finish, revolves around Dante and how little I could understand what she got from that relationship. I do know & believe...
Most powerful storytelling One of the most powerful books I've read. I love this author and like all of her books, but this one was simply outstanding. Here is my review of it: http://olgagodim.booklikes.com/post/647790/post
Rating: 2.5 out of 5.Before this novel, I had read one of Sharon Shinn's angel books, and I liked it a lot. So I was going through my to read list, and I saw that I had this book marked ages ago. Eager, I got started on the book, with high expectations.I was disappointed. We find out that the charac...
Stalled out in the middle of this (combination of too much O/T at work and brainless-yet-addicting games on the Ipad.)Overall, a nice read, and I really didn't see the ending coming. Have the sequel on my shelf at home, will be starting it next.
Some how this fantastical story manages to be wholly absorbing. An immediate, sharp edged love story that feels as dangerous and real as any true-crime thriller.