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Monday, August 6, 2012

Palindrome by Lawrence Kelter

Palindrome by Lawrence Kelter
Publisher: F Street Books
Genre: Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (185 pgs)
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Orchid

It’s a hot summer night on Long Island. The Suds Shack is packed—lots of kids partying at a bar. Among the crowd is a girl, who is different from anyone else.

A guy on the prowl—plop goes the pill into her drink. Her world spins out of control.

He thought he had her, now he’s dead, and she’s coming for his accomplice. The poor sap picked the wrong girl to mess with.

She can look like you or me, or anyone else she choses to become. Lexa and her brother, Ax are siblings with that little something extra, an extraordinary gift.

In Book One they find themselves entangled in a web of murder, drugs, and manipulation

Shapeshifters extraordinaire. These words describe this book exactly. Twins Lexa and Axel are unique. They can shapeshift but only into other humans.

Axel is the protector and creative male, Lexa the feisty, intelligent female. On an evening out with her best friend Lexa is drugged and taken captive. She wakes to find Axel in her shape, ready to take revenge. If they'd known the trouble their payback would cause they probably wouldn't have taken things so far.

Their problems begin when Lexa has trouble returning to her normal shape, then an unsavory character tries to blackmail her. To add to her troubles she and Axel have argued and he seems to have disappeared.

A good book with strong characters but a little confusing at times. The pace is steady but the number of different points of view made me keep flicking back to see who was who. On the whole I enjoyed the book, but would have preferred everything to be told by Lexa as she is a very strong character with a definite outlook on life.

I was aware there was a difference to this sort of shapeshifter, but the ending came as a surprise to me and left things open for a sequel. I won't spoil things by sharing, but if you love shapeshifter stories, I would definitely recommend you try this one as the entertainment increased the deeper I got into the book.

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