Released: The Shapeshifters' Library

Released: The Shapeshifters' Library

by Amber Polo

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Overview

Something is very wrong in Shipsfeather...

Welcome to the strange and wonderful world of Shipsfeather, Ohio, where an ancient race of dog-shifters has been charged with cataloging the knowledge of the world, and with protecting civilization's libraries from the machinations of evil, book burning werewolves. For years a curse has imprisoned the dog-shifters in the basement of the Shipsfeather library-where they have made the best of things with a gym, a spa, a Starbarks, and, of course, their wildly successful internet company, Zoogle-but now, thanks to librarian Liberty Cutter and her zany staff, they may actually have a chance to break free again. If only they can convince her to believe in magic...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780977329663
Publisher: Blue Merle Publishing
Publication date: 09/06/2012
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Amber Polo has had a lifelong love affair with libraries and dogs. A fascination with lost ancient libraries and curiosity about why werewolves outnumbered dogshifters in literature inspired her new urban fantasy series filled with librarian dogshifters. The Shapeshifters' Library: Released is the first volume.
Her previous novels include the award-winning Flying Free, an Arizona airpark romance with a high-flying Alaskan Malamute, and a Sedona paranormal romance Romancing Rebecca. To help writers and stressed readers reduce stress, her book Relaxing the Writer: Guidebook to the Writers' High offers suggestions and simple exercises. Using her calming voice she's recorded relaxation CDs that help almost anyone relax.

After working in more than six libraries and living with five Old English Sheepdogs (at one time) she happily calls a small town in Arizona home.

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Released: The Shapeshifters' Library 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
maggietoussaint More than 1 year ago
Little is what it appears in Shipsfeather, Librarian Liberty Cutter’s hometown. The day she plans to resign from her job because she can’t take the interference from the former head librarian, her library burns. The crisis energizes Liberty. She can’t leave now. The town needs a library, and the plan is to move the salvaged materials into an abandoned estate home nearby. Come to find out, the folks who’ve been harassing Liberty and blocking her requests at the library are shapeshifting werewolves. At the library’s new home, Liberty befriends an English sheepdog, who, you guessed it, talks. Chronus and Liberty become allies and more in the centuries-old battle between the dog and wolf shifters. This was a fun read with lots of librarian and dog humor. Polo tells the tale very convincingly and I look forward to reading more titles in this engaging series.
BookMinion More than 1 year ago
Love Dogs, Hate Book Burning Werewolves? An amazing story even if you aren't a dog lover.  Book burning werewolves versus shapeshifting dogs!  The shapeshifters are the keepers of books and the werewolves want to destroy them.  I love the take on werewolves in this book.  I loved this story from beginning to end.  I can't wait to read the rest of the books in The Shapeshifters Library Series.
Danielle_C_Smiley More than 1 year ago
Such a Fun Adventure!!! Genre:  Urban Fantasy/Sweet PNR Publisher Type:  Small Print/Indie My Rating: *  *  *  * My Review: This was such a fun adventure and I loved every minute of it!!!  It's light-hearted, action-packed and filled with unanswered questions that keep you reading late into the night.  Released reminds me of an old favorite series, Lillian Jackson Braun's The Cat Who..., with it's whit and intelligent whimsy.  I loved the librarian-speak (Thank Dewey!) and the well developed world and characters of The Shapeshifters' Library and am eager to read more.  My only complaint is that the ending felt rushed to me.  There's a couple of pretty intense revelations, that Liberty seems to take in stride a little too well.  I would have liked to see more time spent on exploring the mixed emotions (and happy resolution) anyone would have given the circumstances.  Overall an incredible, don't-miss-this read! Cover Art: This is a fun cover that reflects the ambiance of the book well.  The coloring is vibrant and works so well with the included elements, giving us just a taste of what we may find inside.  Yay!  I love a good book cover :)  I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  See more of myr reviews on my blogspot blog, Known to Read.