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Transformations by Cari Schaeffer (The Shifter Series Volume 1) – Review by Kristan Anderson

Transformations (The Shifter Series, Volume One)Transformations by Cari Schaeffer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Transformations by Cari Schaeffer is book one in the Shifter Series. I am not huge on paranormal books but this one did not really have that “fake” vibe that some have. I actually really liked this book and will definitely be reading the rest of the series. I enjoyed the plot and the characters. I liked that Kat really just wanted a sense of normality. She did not want to be like the rest of her family. But once she found out she was super special and got a hold of her abilities she had a slight change of heart. It was great to see the type of family that the Wolff’s were. Even though it was out of necessity. There were a lot of characters, a lot of family members and just random people who I cannot say that I remember. Some did not seem important but some helped the story. The story was a fast read and kept my attention the whole time. It was never boring. I just can’t wait to see what happens next!!!

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Transformations: The Shifter Series: Volume One (The Shifters Book 1) by Cari Schaeffer – Review by Jenni Bishop

Transformations (The Shifter Series, #1)Transformations by Cari Schaeffer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Transformations: The Shifter Series: Volume One (The Shifters Book 1) by Cari Schaeffer is a great start to this shifter series with a twist. These are shifters the like you have never seen before. The story is told through multiple POV’s giving you an inside look in to their thoughts and who they truly are. The only thing I didn’t like is that you were reading about one person and in the next sentence it was someone else but once I knew what to expect it was ok. Cari is good at world building and setting a scene and she writes characters that you can connect to. The story flowed well and was well paced. It seems that the story is just picking up and then ends. Now I have to patiently wait for the next installment of which I am looking forward to.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Transformations (The Shifter Series, #1) by Cari Schaeffer – Review by Sunday Barnaby

Transformations (The Shifter Series, #1)Transformations by Cari Schaeffer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Transformations: The Shifter Series: Volume One by Cari Schaeffer
Four Stars

Transformations is the first book in the Shifter Series by Cari Schaefer. This is the first book I have read by Ms. Schaefer, but definitely won’t be the last. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us in the next book in this series. I love the different take this author has on shifter’s, it makes this story unique. The book is slow in parts but nothing that would turn me off from reading the rest of the series. It is interesting to see, how the different family members change and the effects of the feud that started generations before. Katherine (Kat) is a really interesting character, and her family is quirky to say the least. This book is full of witty banter and had me laughing out loud, but it also had some serious parts also. Overall it was a very good read and I can’t wait to read what happens in Transgressions.

Reviewed by @sunbarn

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Transformations (The Shifters Series, #1) by Cari Schaeffer – Review by Alex Mohrenne

Transformations (The Shifter Series, #1)Transformations by Cari Schaeffer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m going to start by saying I HATE cliffhangers when it comes to books, like with a fiery passion. That being said, I really enjoyed this book. I like the characters and the plot. I was kind of confused because it took most of the book before one of the characters in the synopsis was introduced, which is very odd, however, I sort of understand why they did that. Now I want to read the second book very bad, however, I will have to check to see if it is a cliffhanger also, because if so then I have to wait till the whole series is out before continuing on because I can’t just stop and not know what happens!!

I really loved Kat, I thought she was a cool teenager that just wanted to be normal but once she changed and realized that this is her life now, she accepted it and did what she needed to do for the family. I loved her growth in the story. Can’t wait to see how else she grows.

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Transformations: The Shifter Series by Cari Schaeffer – Review by Caralee Loonat

Transformations (The Shifter Series, #1)Transformations by Cari Schaeffer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Transformations: The Shifter Series by Cari Schaeffer

5 Stars!!!!!

What more could one ask for in a new series and new author than plenty of drama and intrigue and
an age long feud that no one remembers how it started. I was so enthralled with this book that I couldn’t put it down. The author has a very refreshing style and take on the shifter.

I was very much drawn to Kat not only cause she is the partial focus of the book but because her
character is original. I like how the author brings in many different aspects to this book. There is
the Hatfield and Macoy theme as well as a Romeo and Juliet undertone. I like how the author brings
in the twist of not knowing who the leak is and I like how the drama is drawn out and it isn’t
predictable. I am very eager to read more from not only this author but this series.

Reviewed by @caraleeloonat
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Transformations (The Shifter Series #1) by Cari Schaeffer – Review by Chantelle Smith

Transformations (The Shifter Series, #1)Transformations by Cari Schaeffer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Transformations Book 1 in The Shifter Series by author Cari Schaeffer is my first read from this author. She has a brilliant writing style that connects you the reader to the plot and the characters. The synopsis of this book really intrigued me and I couldn’t wait to get started. This was a brilliant fantasy paranormal read, that I could mentally visualise every detail while reading. This read isn’t like your normal Shifter reads it has twists and turns and is kind of like a spin on a Romeo & Juliet story with family’s that are enemy’s that has been building for centuries. This book is filled with lots of emotions that each character feels. This book is captivating, entrancing and I can’t wait to see what else this author brings to this series!

With this book being written in various POV’s it helps you understand the characters actions, and understand the character as a whole, it also brings this story an added depth. With each character that is involved in this story, you follow their journey and watch them grow throughout. But the one whose journey we follow the most is Katherine Wolff. This story flows from chapter to chapter and makes everything even more compelling to read.

This is a read not to be missed – I can’t wait to see what else this author brings to the series. I highly recommend this read.

Reviewed by @tillytillzz

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Transformations (The Shifter Series, #1) by Cari Schaeffer – Review by Angela Shirley

Transformations (The Shifter Series, #1)Transformations by Cari Schaeffer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Transformations: The Shifter Series by Cari Schaeffer is the first book in the series and is not your normal shifter novel.

Katherine Wolff is part of a shifter family which has a dark past and feud which was set generations ago, until a stranger appears on the door step providing answers and help to her but this stranger has his secrets. Christopher has arrived to help Kat by passing on a message that her family is in danger, will she believe him when she finds out he is from the rival family.

The story is dark, mysterious and has a great twist with cliffhanger, the book follows different peoples point of view and offers a great insight into the world of shifters. It did take a while to get into the story but once it got going I enjoyed the fast pace from there in, the characters where believable and the banter between the two main characters was great.

I would recommend this story and can’t wait to read the next instalment in this series.

 

Reviewed by @ashirley

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Transformations by Cari Schaeffer, The Shifter Series Volume One – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

Transformations (The Shifter Series, #1)Transformations by Cari Schaeffer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Transformations The Shifters Series Volume One by Cari Schaeffer

This novel has amazing characters and really focused on character development. A disagreement leads to a family feud that last for centuries. The two warring families have unique abilities. This novel follows the family with the ability to shift. They can shift I to various things but Kat has the ability to shift in to more than anyone. I loved Kats character. She just wants to live a normal life but has to leave school when she finally shifts. It’s hard on her at first but once she accepts her ability things tend to get easier for both her and her family. This novel was definitely not what I expected but I really enjoyed reading it.

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Transformations (The Shifter Series #1) by Cari Schaeffer ~ Review by Liz Vrchota

Transformations (The Shifter Series, #1)Transformations by Cari Schaeffer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was my first time reading anything by Cari Schaeffer and I must say, I am not a huge fan of shifter books, or many sci-fi, but I thought, that this one seemed to break the mold a bit just with the synopsis and that I would give it a go. I am honestly glad that I did. It did have a few thing that threw me off a bit. Nothing that would make be throw it out completely or not finish it though, and I was overall impressed.

This did in fact break the mold from the typical shifter books that I have read in the past. Most have been the animal type shifter books, as well as adult type love stories that tend to be the erotic romances that I read. This was along the lines of a coming of age book. Katherine Wolff, our MC, was relatable, and really coming into her own age and womanhood. She is dealing with her body changing and growing up as well as getting ready for her first transformation. I really liked how that opened doors for different emotions to be explored, including humor. This made Katherine and her family and friends relatable and fun to read. Especially, her granny. Oh, and watch out for that cliffhanger. I must confess, I will be back for more in book two, because I have so many questions, and I need answers!

Review by @lizaileen
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Transformations: The Shifter Series by Cari Schaeffer – Review by Gail Guerrero

Transformations (The Shifter Series, Volume One)Transformations by Cari Schaeffer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Transformations: The Shifters Series by Cari Schaeffer

Four Stars

A new twist on shifters. This is the first book I have read by this author. Transformations was a interesting read because it took shifting a different route. Like your shifting multiple things not just one animal. At the age of 17 your emotions are already crazy but then you add in Kate’s transition and it’s even worse. Kate is like any 17 year old. She wants to have fun and be normal. But one fateful night many years ago chose something different for her and her family. The many gifts the families hold are so unique. Though Anastasia’s gift is the best. The story is very well written. The moments of heighten emotions are some what tangible. The family bond is felt through every member. The mystery of the spy is shocking. Overall I truly enjoyed this short read. It had a touch of humor and a whole lot of romance.
Review by @gguerrero89

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