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Kayleigh {K-Books}

I'm a 20-something Psychology Lecturer and Literacy specialist who is obsessed with anything bookish. I run K-Books, a book-blog that has been going for 2 and a half years. I am also a publicist for Spencer Hill Press.

Shift (Protector #2)

Shift  - M.R. Merrick

Chase Williams is a demon hunter in the Circle, or at least he was supposed to be. Failing to develop any elemental magic on his fifteenth birthday left him exiled in a world full of half-demons, and no hunters to protect him.

When Chase discovers the Circle's plan to unlock a portal and unleash pure-blood demons into the world, he vows to stop them. Knowing he can't do it alone however, he accepts help from Rayna, a sexy witch with an attitude and a secret.

As the pair attempt to stop the Circle, Chase realizes working with a demon is only half the battle. When they find themselves in the middle of the Circle's plan, it leaves one of them to decide what their friendship is worth, and the other's life depending on it.



I really liked this book. It deserves those 5 stars! This book has a good original story, lots of fantasy, a nice and a bit complicated world and very interesting and likeable characters. When I came across this book and read the blurb I immediately knew I wanted to read this book and thus immediately bought it. Also I really liked the cover, it is original and beautiful. The story is very original about a boy who is a demon hunter exiled from the circle of demon hunters when he doesn't develop elemental powers like the rest of the hunters. So now he is forced to live in a small shady house in a bad neighbourhood, while demons still try to kill him because of who and what he is.

The story immediately starts with an action scene, I always like books that start with action scenes. The beginning immediately pulled me into the story. I also liked that we find out about his exile in a flashback. Another point that captured my attention from the beginning was that the narrator is a male, which is something you don't come across often in this genre. I like this because it gives a slightly different view on things.

The story of this book is very good. It has that keep-reading feel. It also is a very fast-paced book. The book quickly introduces the world, demons in this book aren't your average demon but in fact everything that is supernatural, except the demon hunters, fall under the name demons. In the beginning this was a bit confusing, but I quickly got used to it. I really liked the world in this book, it was different from most other books, but still a bit the same. It has many common supernaturals and elements, but just a slightly different twist on it.

And then the characters. I really liked most of the characters, the were interesting and good characters. Lead character Chase is such a nice narrator. He has a bit of a temper and wants to solve anything with a fight, but he also has a soft side, which he doesn't display often. I really think this makes him a believable character. He makes some stupid mistakes, but he realises this himself and I think that makes him a really strong character. And then we have Chase's Mom, Marcus and Rayna. All three are great characters. They do display some characteristic personalities but are also original. So Marcus has that typical mysterious guy with many secrets. Chase's Mom is a typical mother figure but also has some real strength inside her. And Rayna was really my favourite character, everything about her made me like her. She is cute and feisty at the same time and there is so much mystery around her.

To conclude I really liked this book. It has such a good original story, with a very interesting world and interesting characters. And the ending left me with so many questions and no idea what will happen in Book 3. I am really looking forward to book 3. I mean if the author can wrote such a good second book, then how good must Book 3 be?