Saturday 30 June 2018

Review: Shift by Karina Espinosa

It's hard enough being an undergraduate student, an intern at Downtown Manhattan's police station, and a bouncer at a local bar. Add her now ex-boyfriend who recently dumped her for the school's resident bimbo—oh, and she's a werewolf. 

Mackenzie Grey meets her match when she is kidnapped by the Brooklyn Pack and tossed between Sebastian and Jonah—the Alpha and the Beta. Being a lone-wolf in the city is dangerous, and now that the Pack has found her, so can every supernatural being in the Tri-State area. And not even her sarcastic, smart mouth can get her out of this. 

When a string of kidnappings involves Mackenzie in supernatural politics, she questions her new acquaintances and finds unlikely allies. Can she escape Pack law and keep her freedom—or will she be condemned to an unwanted path?

*Read via Kindle Unlimited*


Full-length novel.

First person.


No, book one.

The story of this book is complete but it's a series so there are lots of points left open for future books.



A definite potential one is brewing but romance is very light in this book.

Of a wolfy variety, yes.

I’m a huge UF fan and I’m always on the hunt for a new series to binge read. The leading lady in this series is a werewolf, and I haven’t read an UF where the leading lady is a shapeshifter, so I thought it'd be a nice change and really shake up the status quo for me. Combine this with the fact this is a complete four book series and I was like yeeeeesssss!!!!!

I really hoped that it’s be an awesome new series to sink into… But after reading book one, I’m not sure.

Mackenzie is a strong kick ass character, and she’s written that way, but at times she goes a little too far and is straight into ‘unlikeable bitch who needs to grow up’ territory and by the time I got to the end of this book - for it was a very decent length! - I couldn’t make up my mind whether I liked her or not. 
I also couldn’t decide whether I liked the hot/cold behaviour of the Alpha & Beta wolves, the potential love triangle I see looming, the treatment of female werewolves in general, and all the mystery surrounding Mackenzie’s origins… However, I did like many of the supporting characters and I am curious about exactly who Mackenzie is so I think I’ll give the next book a read - seeing as they’re all on KU - and make up my mind whether to continue with the series at that point.

I like the cover. It captures UF and kick ass female well and, always a plus, it actually matches the description of Mackenzie!



  1. I haven't read this one but it sounds pretty good.

    1. I'm still undecided... Mackenzie was a hard character and I detested how female wolves are treated in general but it does have potential so I'm torn.


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