Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Shape-Changer's Wife by Sharon Shinn

Okay, I don't know about anyone else, but for me, 2009 has seemed like a VERY long year! But, then on the other hand, it seems to be flying by! So, not to really serve any purpose, but since I have blogging friends I thought I would share my rather bad new... I lost my job... It's not a happy scene, let me tell you! It really came from no where and since I have no union at my job, I have to calmly step aside and let them screw me around! So, there you have it, I am unemployed! One more bad thing to add to 2009.

Anyone, on to the review:

Aubrey is a young student, gifted in the fine art of sorcery. So he travels to a faraway land in search of the greatest master of all, the mystical shape-changer Glyrender. From him, Aubrey expects to learn the secret of spells and the mysteries of magic. But there is one magical discovery he never expected--the shape-changer's beautiful wife.
Dear Ms. Shinn,

You are an author that I have enjoyed very much over the last couple years, but I never seem to sit down and read enough of! I should have been attempting to finish up the series by you that I have on the go, but this book has always looked interesting to me, so I decided to read it instead. We are having some rather horrible weather this weekend, so it was the perfect book to hunker down with. It is not a very long book, so I accomplished it in one sitting, but I enjoyed every moment of it!

Aubrey, the hero of the story, did have the potential to be annoying. He is a very bright boy, and he knows it, but he manages to keep his wits about him. I liked that he wasn't rubbing his accomplishments in the readers face. That just gets annoying fast! Aubrey wasn't like that at all, though, so no complaints here. The book was a bit predicable, but that didn't turn out to be such a bad thing. It was a perfect new fairy tale, really! Magic is always fun to read about, I must say, so it was fun to step into this magical world.

I was never really sure what to make of Lilith. As the story progressed, though, and I got to know her a bit better, I began to understand her personality. In the beginning, though, I just determined that she was not exactly as she seemed, but that didn't mean that I completely knew why that was. A very quiet and reserved character, you really did not know what was going to happen next with her. Especially when Aubrey enters the picture. Her husband, while central to the story, was not really around all that much, so the interactions with him were limited.

You do write fantastic stories, though. I am glad that I decided to randomly read a book by you, and I really need to get around to the other books by you sitting on my tbr pile! This book was perfect for my rainy afternoon and I hope that people that read this will pick the book up as well.




  1. I'm really sorry to hear that, Kailana :( Fingers crossed that you find a new and better job before long.

    The book sounds great, and I've read lovely things about Sharon Shinn before. Must check her out.

  2. So sorry to hear about your job! That's been happening at my office lately, too....

    I'm glad you liked this book, though it's actually my least favorite of ALL of her books. (As in, it's the only one I haven't read more than once--not counting the one that came out two weeks ago.)

  3. Thanks for the review. I have this book that I found really cheap about a year ago and still haven't gotten to it.

    On to sad news, I am so sorry about your job. That is so disappointing. In the world we live in not having employment has to be very scary and I hope and pray that you find something much better and are able to do so just as quickly as you want to.

  4. oh no! sorry to hear you lost your job! I certainly hope you are able to find another quickly. Too many people are coming on more than usual hard times.. I really hope you aren't one of them..hugs

  5. are already in 2009?? I wonder where I've been??

    Sucks about the job. But trust me, I've been there. You'll get through it. You are tough..and I have faith in you.

    I tagged you for a meme, but please don't feel like you have to play along.

  6. I hope the job stuff works out for you and you find something better. I am having issues with mine at the moment and am worried I will lose it too.

    I have a series by Sharon Shin that I am looking forward to getting around to so I'm glad you enjoyed this.


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