The Turning Season

The Turning Season

Book - 2014
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Wishing for a chance to be normal, Karadel, a rural veterinarian and shape-shifter with a close-knit network of shifter and human friends, attempts to develop a drug that would help shifters control their changes--until her life is threatened by two events that change everything.
Publisher: New York, New York : Ace Books, published by The Berkley Publishing Group, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780425261699
0425261697
Characteristics: 341 pages ;,24 cm

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Starpoem
Sep 21, 2016

What would you do if you unexpectedly started changing into a cat on your way home from the grocery store? That's what happens to the main character at the beginning of this book, and it only gets more exciting from there on out. This book is an intelligent blend of sci fi, fantasy, and chick lit, which will appeal to a wide range of readers. The story is just as beautiful as the book's cover art. This is the second Sharon Shinn book I've read, and I have a feeling that it won't be the last.

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ScorchingSun
Sep 06, 2015

Shinn writes beautifully. Her novels, like this one, usually deal with human emotional bonds and poignant relationships.
There are no fireworks storyline here (except the climax), but the shape-shifting culture is fascinating.

Jennbrarian Jan 16, 2015

Meh. I love Sharon Shinn but this series just isn't doing it for me, and this one least of all. Her writing is good, and her emotions are well expressed, but the story just isn't capturing my interest. Perhaps it's the absence of the fabulous world-building that so distinguishes her pure fantasy novels.

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