The Shifters by Alexandra Sokoloff {Book Review}

Good morning, and happy Thursday.

I hope everyone has been having a good week so far. The weekend is just around the corner!

Today’s review is on a book that falls under one of my favourite genres, Paranormal Fiction. I love reading about supernatural forces and how they ‘fit in’ in our world, and the twists and turns that go with them.

The Shifters is the second book of The Keepers Trilogy, and interestingly enough, each one is written by a different author. I haven’t read the whole trilogy, but I can imagine how different the writing must be, given the fact that it’s a different person with each book.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

Book review: The Shifters by Alexandra Sokoloff #bookreview


Caitlyn MacDonald and her two sisters are known as Keepers of their city, the ones in charge of keeping the balance between the humans and the supernatural world.

Caitlyn overseas the shapeshifters and has reasons to not trust them. When she meets Ryder Mallory, a shapeshifter who claims to be on the hunt for deadly entities, she doesn’t take his warnings seriously of the dangers to come.

When tourists in the city start dropping dead from bizarre reasons, she knows she needs to work with Ryder to stop the chaos that is about to unfold.

She realises that the bad wind she feels is about to get a lot of worse as they uncover the sinister plot of the entities and the destruction they will cause.

With a supernatural massacre looming over them, everyone needs to come together to defeat the enemy no one can see.

My Opinion: Positive Thoughts

The book is written very plainly so it was easy to read through quickly, without feeling like you needed to figure out vocabulary or meanings behind phrases.

I did enjoy the mystics and mysteries in our ‘world‘, and seeing how different supernatural powers can live in peace with each other, or maybe it’s only when they all have a common enemy?

There was enough of a backstory given to have an understanding of what happened in the first book, The Keepers, so it was easy to put missing pieces into place to understand some of the scenes in the book. I feel that it’s not needed to read the first book as there was enough context in this book.

My Opinion: Negative Thoughts

I disliked Caitlyn’s character.

For someone who carries such an important responsibility, she came across as a child expressing tantrums when no one agreed with her. From the backstory, she gives the impression that she needs to prove a point to her sisters based on how she failed them, and endangered lives, but she does the complete opposite by purposefully putting herself in danger throughout the book. Then reacting with outbursts when someone got mad at her. Anyone else see the fault in this?


The blurb of the book really had my attention, because it’s a genre I certainly enjoy reading. The romance was bad though, and was unnecessary in the book, it kind of clouded the point of the book for me, and seeing that it’s from the Nocturne Mills and Boons section, you can expect the romance and the sex to be disappointed, no matter much fun the author had “writing about it“.

The ending, as in the big finale, was rolled into a couple of pages, even though there was such a build-up towards it, that I ended brushing through it just to complete the book. The climax of the plot line was very low.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.93 on GoodReads. I gave it a 3. At the end of the day, an easy read doesn’t make a good read. The main character, Caitlyn was the worst choice for the strong female lead and wasn’t a character I could relate to. Too much immaturity and rudeness to absorb from one book. The book focused on how much Caitlyn stomped away and repeatedly (and knowingly) put herself into danger, but held no essence to character growth.

I was considering reading the other two books too, but if Caitlyn’s character remains the same in each one, then I’ll take a hard pass.

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