Devastated by the loss of his mother, Chase is trying to balance the life he’s been left with, a family he’s still getting to know, and power he never thought he’d have. He doesn’t understand why the Goddess has named him the Protector and granted him two gifts: the Mark, a tattoo that now covers his back, and the ring. But between getting interrogated by the Circle and psychic attacks from Riley, the Mark is the least of his concern. There’s a demon inside Rayna that’s fighting to be released, and it’s not her inner witch. It’s something else–a monster threatening to tear her apart.
As Chase struggles to control his magic, his enemies are closing in. Everyone has staked a claim on his ring, and destroying it may be his only chance to stop Riley. But Chase must decide if stopping him is worth risking the lives of everyone he cares about, or if protecting the ring will be enough to save his world.
This was what I did when Shift showed up in my inbox!! For good reason.. if you haven't read Exiled I have one word for ya.. WHY???
Ok so after my squeee fest... I dug in! The world Matt has created is still just as amazing. Everything flowed together as well as in Exiled. Chase has been left devastated and he must try and move forward and understand his power. This was an amazing continuation. Loads of action, mysteries, and some discoveries!
Chase is a mess. He's lost his mother, has powers that keep growing and he has no way to know what to do with them or who he can turn to. His relationships are pushed and tested and you can see him grow in this book.
Rayna... Oh I love this chick! She is all badass!! She is on the brink of shifting but into what? While she is a strong female character you get a look into the doubts and fears she does have. Her relationship with Chase is changing.. and it's a good change :)
Marcus is a strong presence in Chase and Rayna's life. He wants to protect them and help them in anyway he can. We also learn a little more of his past!
Willy!!! Oh he is going through major changes in this book. He is awesome from his chameleon skin to his shyness. He goes through Major "shifts" this go round. He grows as a character and I was so excited to see it!
Ok so I love love love this and recommend it to EVERYONE!