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Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Turning:What Curiosity Kills by Helen Ellis

Title: The Turning:What Curosity Kills
Author: Helen Ellis
Genre: YA
Rating:* * * *
Publishers Date: 5/01/2010
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks
ISBN: 1402238614
FTC Disclosure: Bought

"Nobody can know your secret.
Nobody can know your power.
But if nobody knows who you are to begin with...what's stopping you?

I whisper, "What's so special about me all of a sudden?"
Nick says, "The Turning."
Mary feels different, but can't explain why. The fainting, the strange cravings...and worse, the things she's noticed about her body.
Mary doesn't know where to turn. If she tells her parents or her sister, she'll risk losing everything. She has no other family, no way of knowing if what she's going through is normal. Everyone she's ever known and loved could reject her..."
Humm, where to start? Well, first of all I throughly loved the storyline.  I read shifter books all the time but turing into a cat, just a regular housecat, not the normal turning. I both started and finished this book in a matter of hours. That was both a plus and a minus. Yes, I know it's a YA so they don't do the long drawn out angsty stories but it could have used just a bit more. I also loved that the whole book took place in like 48 hours. It was fast paced and that I loved. It dealt with the feelings of adopted kids who deep in their hearts still feel that they are waiting for the other shoe to drop and then they'll be kicked back to the curb where they belong. It dealt with the love of sisters who on the surface picked and snitched on each other, but will fight to the death for each other. I loved the humor that Ellis used to show the differences in the sisters, it reminded me a bit of PC Cast's "House of Night", white girl goes ghetto. All in all, I found "The Turning" to be a fast paced, riviting, fun read. It wasn't great but I throughly enjoyed it and I'll definitely be checking out book 2.

What Curiosity Kills (2010)

1 comment:

Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

This is the first review I've read of this book that is pretty positive! Glad to hear that you liked it. I was intrigued by this book because it's about werecats, like Rachel Vincent's Shifter series. Btw, thanks for stopping by my blog today and sharing your thoughts on the Straddle! :-)