Blog tour review – Shift by Karina Espinosa

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December 29, 2017 by ceresbooksworld

Title: Mackenzie Grey Series
Author: Karina Espinosa
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Cover Designer: Laura Hildago
Editor: Daniella Brooks
Publisher: Black Quill Publishing
It’s hard enough being an undergraduate student, an intern at Downtown Manhattan’s police station, and a bouncer at a local bar. Add her now ex-boyfriend who recently dumped her for the school’s resident bimbo—oh, and she’s a werewolf.
Mackenzie Grey meets her match when she is kidnapped by the Brooklyn Pack and tossed between Sebastian and Jonah—the Alpha and the Beta. Being a lone-wolf in the city is dangerous, and now that the Pack has found her, so can every supernatural being in the Tri-State area. And not even her sarcastic, smart mouth can get her out of this.
When a string of kidnappings involves Mackenzie in supernatural politics, she questions her new acquaintances and finds unlikely allies. Can she escape Pack law and keep her freedom—or will she be condemned to an unwanted path?

It had been a while since I had read stories with werewolves, vampires and other supernatural characters. It had been a bit lacking and I’m glad I got back in with Kenzie.

Kenzie is not an ordinary girl, she’s a werewolf, she doesn’t know how she became one, but one day she has transformed herself and every month it’s a terrible pain. Always happy that her best friend Amy is there to help, at every full moon, Makenzie locks herself in a cage at home to not hurt anyone. She meets Jonah, Jackson and Sebastian from the Brooklyn pack, they aren’t particularly happy because Kenzie has a strong character and loves her independence more than anything. She doesn’t accept to leave the ground to her wolf, which causes pain during her transformations.

Thanks to the pack she will learn to understand herself and to advance, however she will also have to find out who kidnapped the supernatural beings, while preserving her freedom because the women are not really free in the pack.

I really liked Kenzie, she’s a girl who doesn’t let herself go, she’s stubborn but adorable. She cannot accept what she really is and she’s afraid of her wolf, which I can totally understand.

Jonah is the first werewolf she meets, he’s the Beta of the pack and he’s also the best friend of the Alpha, Sebastian. He’s strongly attracted to Kenzie and very sexy, he still has a more tender side than Sebastian and especially he’s more understanding.

Sebastian is the Alpha by excellence, he hates being resisted and when he wants something he gets it. Well, that was before Kenzie, she resists him and she also resists the pack, she knows how to fight and doesn’t hesitate to provoke Sebastian, which does not really solve her problem with the pack. I must admit that I’m a little afraid of the love triangle looming, I don’t like it at all and even if until now Kenzie is attracted by Jonah and Sebastian, nothing happens, remains to see what they will do.

I loved Amy, she’s really a loyal friend who does not hesitate to defend Kenzie.

I would read the other books with pleasure if only to find out who Kenzie really is, because I have the impression that some people are aware and I would also like to know. I would also like to know if she will make a choice and which one will be.

Quick Word: A first thrilling book that makes you want more.


Mackenzie Grey has started a brand new life in an attempt to escape the Brooklyn Pack. She settles in as a detective in a special unit of the LAPD when her identity is put at risk, and she has no choice but to run again. The question is: does she want to run forever?
As events force Mackenzie to confront her past, she is met with many surprises—including the revelation of her true ancestry. When Packs across the country learn of who she is, Kenz becomes the object of desire in a deadly wolf hunt, and she must once again fight to keep her freedom.
Witnessing first-hand the barbaric treatment of Lunas, Mackenzie has to make a choice—follow the prediction of her Vision Quest or let herself be CAGED…
Mackenzie Grey never felt as vulnerable as she does now—but that won’t stop her from getting what she wants: revenge. Kenz and her friends journey to a new land where everyone has a motive and everyone is a suspect.
The Lunas find their voices after the massacre but question still stands—who is the real enemy? If Mackenzie wants to free herself, she will need to free them all; and it won’t be easy. As she approaches her 24th birthday—in the middle of a web of lies, deception, and murder—Kenz has to weave her way to the truth before she’s next on the chopping block.
With her companions, Mackenzie will make her final stand and change the course of the Lycan world forever…
Bodies drained of blood are scattered around New York City. With a serial killer on the loose, Mackenzie Grey is obsessed with solving the murders. She dives into her work at the Supernatural Investigative Unit to forget about the events that dismantled her Pack a year ago. When the killer makes Kenz the target, she falls down the rabbit hole and discovers she has a lot more to do with these murders than she realized.
As her past creeps up behind her, she must swallow her pride and seek aid from old and new friends.
In the epic finale of the Mackenzie Grey: Origins series, she will finally become the wolf she is destined to be…

 Karina Espinosa is the Urban Fantasy author of the Sins of the Fallen series and the Mackenzie Grey novels. Infatuated with travel, pop culture, and the need to write everything down, she spends much of her days in front of a computer working on her next book, shopping online, and listening to music. With nomadic tendencies, she is currently resting her head in South Florida until the itch to move strikes again. You can usually catch her on Facebook, Instagram and live-tweeting during episodes of Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Orphan Black. Follow her on social media!

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