By Charina SM
Goodreads Synopsis: “It’s taken twelve years to earn the official title of Shepherd but she’s now mostly trained, fairly effective, and the first female in over two centuries to hold the position as protector of animals. All animals...
The Territorial Council isn’t thrilled with her new title of Shepherd, but they don’t have any more control over the appointment than they have over her. All they can really do is wait for her to screw something up – which Alex is determined not to do. Everything changes when a chance encounter with a genetically modified Shifter leaves Alex shaken and initiates a quest to locate its maker.”
This book took me a long time to finish. When I first started reading I thought, secret government agencies and shape shifters, this is going to be awesome! Unfortunately my hopes were a little too high.
Characters: The book has some interesting characters, but I couldn’t feel a connection to them. I felt as if I had some insight to the main character’s emotions then all of the other characters were just there. They didn’t pull me in. Sometimes I got so lost that I didn’t understand what they were doing or why. I finished the book and I’m still confused about some of the characters and their behavior.
Story: I liked the main idea. The book started kind of slow, but it was OK. Then it got a bit better and I started to pick up the pace. Then it got extremely slow. This book has some really good parts but too many boring parts. I think that’s the reason it took so long to finish, it has too many boring parts. It does have some sweet moments. Every time the cubs appear it becomes a sweet amazing moment on the book. I don’t care what was going on at the moment; those cubs would melt my heart. I want to adopt them – although I’m not sure other members of my family will feel the same. It has some funny moments. The fights are OK. Towards the end the pace starts to pick up again. It gets a little better and the book gets somewhat of a happy ending. It does end with a cliffhanger, but because there is a second book coming out, it is not such a bad thing.
Romance: There is not romance in this book. Towards the end of the book we kind of get a hint of maybe a possible romance for future books, but it is just a hint. And it happens so fast that some people may even miss it.
Typos: I saw a lot of typos. I have to be honest and say that I don’t mind some very small typos, as long as they don’t actually affect my understanding of what I’m reading. But, with this book I had to go back and re-read a few paragraphs. They happened a lot, and way to often for me to just ignore them.
Overall I think this is an Ok book. It is not the worse I’ve ever read but it is also not the best. I’m very glad that I was able to finish it. Because it took me a long time to finish this book, I got behind on my other readings. If and when the next book comes out, I may read it, but it will not be at the top of my TBR pile.