Friday, September 23, 2011

Shifting by Bethany Wiggins

After bouncing from foster home to foster home, Magdalene Mae is transferred  to what should be her last foster home in the tiny town of Silver City, New Mexico. Now that she's eighteen and has only a year left in high school, she's determined to stay out of trouble and just be normal. Agreeing to go to the prom with Bridger O'Connell is a good first step. Fitting in has never been her strong suit, but it's not for the reasons most people would expect-it all has to do with the deep secret that she is a shape shifter. But even in her new home danger lurks, waiting in the shadows to pounce. They are the Skinwalkers of Navajo legend, who have traded their souls to become the animal whose skin they wear-and Maggie is their next target.

Full of romance, mysticism, and intrigue, this dark take on Navajo legend will haunt readers to the final page.

About the Author:
Bethany Wiggins has always been an avid reader, but not an avid writer. Seriously!!! She failed ninth grade English because she read novels instead of doing her homework. In high school, she sat alone at lunch and read massive hardback fantasy novels (Tad Williams and Robert Jordan anyone?). It wasn't until the end of her senior year that the other students realized she was reading fiction--not the Bible

Several years ago Bethany's sister dared her to start writing an hour a day until she completed a novel.  Bethany wrote a seven-hundred page fantasy novel that she wisely let no one read--but it taught her how to write.  The fifth novel she write, SHIFTING, is being published by Walker Books September 27, 2011.


  1. Thanks, Elizabeth! SHIFTING sounds intriguing. Novels are more fun to read if you know a bit about the author. What a great little tidbit about her flunking English because she was reading instead. That just goes to show you the power of being well read!

  2. Thanks for the book review and author bio, Elizabeth! We wish Bethany all the best with her debut!

  3. I got to read the ARC and loved this story! Can't wait to get my own copy of it.

  4. Very cool! :) I hope her debut rocks!

  5. Jonene, you're welcome! It does, doesn't it? :D

    Rebecca, thank you! As do I...

    Bethany, you're welcome! <3

    Donna, lucky you! I want to own a copy, too!

    Leisha, I agree with you! Xoxox

  6. This is now on my Must Read list :)


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