Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Book Release! SHIFTING by Bethany Wiggins

After bouncing from foster home to foster home, Magdalene Mae is transferred  to what should be her last foster home in the tiny town of Silver City, New Mexico. Now that she's eighteen and has only a year left in high school, she's determined to stay out of trouble and just be normal.

Agreeing to go to the prom with Bridger O'Connell is a good first step.

Fitting in has never been her strong suit, but it's not for the reasons most people would expect-it all has to do with the deep secret that she is a shape shifter.

But even in her new home danger lurks, waiting in the shadows to pounce. They are the Skinwalkers of Navajo legend, who have traded their souls to become the animal whose skin they wear-and Maggie is their next target.

‘Full of romance, mysticism, and intrigue, this dark take on Navajo legend will haunt readers to the final page.’

About the Author:

Bethany Wiggins has always been an avid reader, but not an avid writer. Seriously!!! She failed ninth grade English because she read novels instead of doing her homework. In high school, she sat alone at lunch and read massive hardback fantasy novels (Tad Williams and Robert Jordan anyone?). It wasn't until the end of her senior year that the other students realized she was reading fiction--not the Bible

Several years ago Bethany's sister dared her to start writing an hour a day until she completed a novel.  Bethany wrote a seven-hundred page fantasy novel that she wisely let no one read--but it taught her how to write.  The fifth novel she wrote, SHIFTING, is being published by Walker Books September 27, 2011.


***I don’t know about you guys but I think Bethany’s debut novel has a fantastic premise!  Definitely going on my tbr list!  


also- Be sure to check out Monday's post in honor of Banned Books Week and comment to be in the running for a free copy of 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'!


32 comments:

Angela Felsted said...

It totally rocks, Katie. I loved this book. Do they sell it in France?

Creepy Query Girl said...

I don't think it's available in france yet but i've got my hustry trusty kindle:)

Ron Smith said...

This sounds truly intriguing and original. You don't see too much--none that I can recall--YA with a premise ion Native American legend.

I'll have to check it out.

Ashley said...

Great review. I'll take a look at it.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

First, wish I could braid hair like that. My daughter wishes I could braid hair like that.

It sounds like an cool story, and is definitely on my TBR list.

Connie Keller said...

Great review. Amazing Cover.

Congratulations to Bethany!

Jen Daiker said...

I'm loving the cover art! The story is magical as well! Holy heck about her first book every written!!! She was definitely talented to have written a book that large!!! My first one was in the 80K and I was excited about that :)

Javid Suleymanli said...

Thanks I'm gonna check it out
J=)

Anne Gallagher said...

I've heard about this book and so want to read it. Thanks for the head's up Katie.

Tony Van Helsing said...

Skinwalkers, are they like Werewolves?

Meredith said...

I've heard great things about this one! Such a cool premise. I love that she read novels in class--I totally did that. But only occasionally. :)

Alexandra Shostak said...

I LOVE the cover of this. I gave away an ARC of this last month, and a LOT of people were really pumped to read it! :)

Linda Kage said...

I'm totally digging that cover too! Thanks for bringing it to our attention!

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Sounds li9ke a great read, Kate. And looks good too...

Matthew MacNish said...

Bethany was one of the first writers I "met" online. In fact, I think I introduced you to her. When she had a question about a french phrase on Le Facebook.

Anyway, her book sounds awesome. Very exciting for her!

Clarissa Draper said...

I love the cover. The story idea is really unique too.

Heather said...

I love the premise too! This one is going on my list of books to read!

~Sia McKye~ said...

I like books that use legends. So, she's a snake or can she shift into any creature? Hmmm. Intriguing.

Sia McKye's Thoughts...OVER COFFEE

AmieSalmonYAWriter said...

Does sound really good, and I love the cover. I've added this to the list!

Lindsay said...

I can't wait to read SHIFTING.

Angela Brown said...

I've heard a lot of wonderful things about this debut novel. And I LURVE that book cover. Very awesome.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

LOVE the cover!

Carol Riggs said...

I agree! That's a fantastic premise--and cover. Gonna have to put that on my TBR list!!

Jennifer said...

Amazing cover. It's gorgeous and creepy at the same time. Definitely worth looking into.
Adding it to my list right now!

Mary @ BookSwarm said...

Yes! I want! And I love the author info (I always read that) and can totally relate to her failing English because she read too much. I have several students who might have that in their bio.

Amy Richardson said...

Definitely sounds awesome! Thanks for the post so that I can add another TBR to my list!

LTM said...

ah! This is the second post I've read on this book, and I have to say... at first I didn't think it would be something I'd like. Now I've changed my mind! Yay for bloggie reviews, and good luck to Bethany~ :o) <3

Theresa Milstein said...

Such a gorgeous cover and interesting premise. It would be nice to read something inspired by a Native American tale.

Carolyn V said...

I love the cover and I'm so excited for Bethany's book. It sounds awesome. ;)

Sarah Allen said...

Ooh, this looks awesome! Thanks for the recommendation :)

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Robert Guthrie said...

Fantastic stories - the novel and the author's.

Kelly Polark said...

Excellent premise and cool cover!

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