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(A Shifter of Consequence Tale – Book 1)
by Mazzy J. March
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
PNR, Slow Burn RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
A shifter in a wheelchair with a mysterious past and an even more mysterious future. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
They say there’s nothing wrong with me, but I can’t walk.
At least not more than a couple of feet at a time. Like from bed to my wheelchair.
I crawled out of the wreckage of our family car seconds before it burst into flame at the base of the cliff, killing my parents. I screamed my lungs raw for help, even though I knew they couldn’t be saved, but nobody came for nearly twenty-four hours. It rained, and I shivered in the chill, the scent of burned upholstery and other things filling my nose.
My aunt cared for me for a short while, but when she also died in an accident—a house fire that nearly took me out as well—I was placed in the care of a hired nurse who made sure I took my meds and waited on me hand and foot. Over time I lost what little strength I had, until I never left my room, almost bedridden, my only contact with the outside world online classes.
But when I turned eighteen, I had to make a change or I’d end up dying here, old and alone and without any hope. So now I have my small apartment in a new town, living on my own for the first time and attending classes at the local community college. My parents’ insurance is running out, but I have a job in the school library, and as long as I take my pills every day, I seem to do all right.
It’s not much of a life, but so much more than I ever had.
When Brandon Graves knocked on my door, the look of shock on his face was priceless. Apparently, he’d never seen a shifter in a wheelchair before.
He said I was on pack lands and therefore had to meet with the Alpha, his brother.
So much for staying under the radar.
Survivor is the first book in a paranormal reverse harem shifter series featuring a badly injured female wolf shifter and the four male wolf shifters who all want to be her fated mate. It is a why choose werewolf romance with a slow burn buildup sure to make your toes curl. Relationships develop over the course of this supernatural series and, of course, Mazzy guarantees an HEA.
Thoughts on Survivor
There is so much potential here! I love the world building and the situation! The forming foundation could result in a fantastic story with a kick butt heroine and heroes that make me swoon…. yet the narrative doesn’t quite get there. It needs a good spit and polish, along with a severe edit to smooth the flow, add detail in some areas and ease the stiltedness of others.
It feels like a debut novel, though from Mazzy’s backlist, it isn’t. Regardless, while there might be some issues and stumbles, it still offers a great story with a trope filled, but fun, plot I can’t wait to explore more. I know what’s going to happen (maybe I’ll be surprised?), the foreshadowing is too blatant to avoid that, but it’s still going to be a nice ride.
- I like how her independence grows.
- World Building.
- There is something ‘feel good’ about this.
- Secrets. YOU know what they want to say…. but SHE doesn’t.
- Writing stumbles at times.
- Climax of the narrative came out of nowhere, literally in the middle of a paragraph that wasn’t leading up to it. This kind of thing happens a few times through out.
First Person, Single POV
Character Age Range
My Final Verdict on Survivor
Great potential, though a stumbling execution. Regardless, it’s a fun and sappy tale that is sure to please. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
Published April 30th, 2020
If you enjoyed this review of Survivor, please consider checking out a few of my other articles.
- Reaper’s Pack by Rhea Watson – A Book Review
- Ignite by Tricia Barr – A Book Review
- From the Ashes by Candice M. Wright – A Book Review
What are you reading today? Have you read this book yet? What about other books by Mazzy J. March? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!