#bookreview Skinshifter By Alycia Christine

October 5, 2015

About the Book:

Skinshifters are a curse. The Asheken deadwalkers proved that fact when they used skinshifters to spy against the Sylvan races during the Second War of Ages. Now, after three centuries of peace, the deadwalkers have found a secret way back onto the Sylvan Continent and this time they seek not just to conquer their enemies, but to enslave them body and soul.
When the Feliconas Clan suffers the deadwalkers’ first raid, one werecat—a skinshifter who has concealed her abilities—survives the massacre. Even as Katja struggles with her grief and guilt over her murdered kin, she must unite with other Sylvan refugees to defeat the deadwalkers before they can butcher and defile the other races. But can this skinshifter trust her newfound allies or will their secrets prove even more treacherous than her own?
“As involved as it is vividly eloquent, Alycia Christine’s Skinshifter…is fueled by engagingly twisted fantasy elements, vivid imagery, appealing characters, rousing adventure and terse storytelling.” –Bestsellers World
“Action is well done, tension is wonderfully detailed and maintained throughout, and fantasy readers will find in Katja an appealing, believable character whose quest and concerns drive a story line that is vivid, accessible, and involving.” –D. Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

~My Review~
4.5 stars
Book 1 in the Promising Sylvan Cycle series, and boy does this series begin well! It's a very in-depth story with complex character development and creators that will give you the shiver's at night! Skinshifter is a great beginning to a series that promises to only get better as it continues. This is a fantasy/sci-fi story that is written well for most age groups and I would consider appropriate for above 13 and over. 

Katja is a skinshifter that hid what she was from her clan for years for fear that she would be banished from the only home she knew, when one night deadwalkers raid her village and she finds herself on the run. This is when she meets Lauraisha a princess who is also on the run but for a very different reason. Regardless of their vast difference's they bond over their shared journey's, a bond which only grows stronger as the story goes along. 

Katja and Lauraish are tasked with seeking help regardless of the dangers their journey presents to them and together they seek to fulfill the request. Leading them on the biggest adventure of their life. 

Skinshifter gives you a taste of a vast and amazing fantasy world with character's you can imagine ever meeting and some you hope never too. This was a great read and I look forward to seeing what the author comes up with next! 

*I peeked and looked this book is currently 99 cents on Amazon and free on Amazon unlimited! 

About the Author:
Alycia Christine grew up near the dusty cotton fields of Lubbock, Texas. She fell in love with fantasy and science fiction stories when her father first read Gordon R. Dickson’s THE DRAGON AND THE GEORGE and Robert A. Heinlein’s HAVE SPACESUIT—WILL TRAVEL to her at age ten. Her love-affair with fiction deepened when Alycia took a creative writing course while attending Texas A&M University. After that class, she was hooked as a writer for life. Her subsequent B.S. degree in agricultural journalism not only helped to hone Alycia’s skills with a pen, but also with a camera. Today she uses her skills as a photographer to capture the beauty of the world around her and add additional perspective to her fiction and nonfiction writing. Find her at http://www.alyciachristine.com.

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