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Shift (The Shifter Series #1)

Shift (The Shifter Series #1)

by Kim Curran
     
 

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When your average, 16-year old loser, Scott Tyler, meets the beautiful and mysterious Aubrey Jones, he learns he's not so average after all. He's a 'Shifter'. And that means he has the power to undo any decision he's ever made. At first, he thinks the power to shift is pretty cool. But as his world starts to unravel around him he realises that each time he uses his

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When your average, 16-year old loser, Scott Tyler, meets the beautiful and mysterious Aubrey Jones, he learns he's not so average after all. He's a 'Shifter'. And that means he has the power to undo any decision he's ever made. At first, he thinks the power to shift is pretty cool. But as his world starts to unravel around him he realises that each time he uses his power, it has consequences; terrible unforeseen consequences. Shifting is going to get him killed. In a world where everything can change with a thought, Scott has to decide where he stands.

Editorial Reviews

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Nominee for the Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer 

"Realistic British teens and a couple of completely creepy villains make this sci-fi thriller a must for genre fans" - Kirkus Reviews

"I thought that Shift was a fast-paced and highly enjoyable read with a thoroughly creative plot line" — City Book Review

"It’s slick and quick with just the right amount of squick… and the central premise unfolds satisfyingly.” – Tom Pollock, author of The City’s Son

"This is a great blend of super-hero comic with equal parts futuristic thriller and murder mystery tossed in for good measure.  There were even a few pages that completely freaked me out and got my heart pounding in fear as Scott got himself into some horrific and scary situations." - Manga Maniac Cafe

"Shift is a wonderful debut novel from Strange Chemistry: the exciting new YA imprint from Angry Robot. It’s a perfect book for fans of YA looking for something different, and I think it will be enjoyed equally by male and female readers." - Speculating on SpecFic

Kirkus Reviews
If you could remake any decision you have made, would you? British 16-year-old Scott Tyler's showing off for the cool gang at school when he falls from an electricity pylon and inadvertently shifts reality before he hits the ground. In changing his decision to make the climb in the first place, he draws the attention of Aubrey Jones, herself a Shifter. Scott learns that there are hundreds of kids who can shift (while they're young) and that use of the ability is governed by rules enforced by ARES, Agency for the Regulation and Evaluation of Shifters. Most Shifters present their ability long before they turn 16, and Aubrey, a Spotter, fears ARES will think Scott a rogue. When he accidentally shifts a decision from his past, he finds each decision has ripples that can remake a whole life. He thinks joining ARES will fix his problems; instead he finds a frightening and deadly conspiracy. Curran's debut is a fast and funny mind-bending trip. The potentially confusing concept of shifting is nicely handled, and the mystery's reveal is tantalizing. Realistic British teens and a couple of completely creepy villains make this sci-fi thriller a must for genre fans. One of the first from a new imprint dedicated to speculative fiction for teens; a promising beginning. (Science fiction. 14 & up)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781908844040
Publisher:
Watkins Media
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Series:
Kim Curran's Shifter Series, #1
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 7.52(h) x 0.83(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Kim Curran was born in Dublin and moved to London when she was seven. After studying Philosophy and Literature at Sussex University her plan of being paid big bucks to think deep thoughts never quite paid off. So she became an advertising copywriter instead, specializing in writing for videogames. She lives in SW London with her husband - if they're not both off travelling. When she's not writing she fences and plays guitar. Both very badly.

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