by Melle Amade
My rating: 4 stars
Series: Shifter Chronicles - Book 1
Publisher: Agropoli Publishing; 1 edition (October 22, 2016)
Publication Date: October 22, 2016
Genre: YA Fantasy
Print Length: 355 pages
Available from: Amazon
It’s survival of the fittest, but first you have to fit in.
Shae is sure the icy rage that eats away at her is driving away her friends and pulling her closer to the wrong boy. But, as her protected world unravels, she discovers the violent supernatural world that lurks in her quiet hometown and the ancient feuds that threaten to destroy both her friends and her family. To save those she loves, Shae must succumb to her own fury, but at what cost?
Sanctuary (Shifter Chronicles #1) by Melle Amade
True to young adult fantasies, SANCTUARY proves out the resiliency of youth to accept the impossible and to rise above the insurmountable, and doing it with flare.
Shae has spent the summer alone, her best friends all away at camp, but now they are back and she is still just out of the loop…until the night of the big party…
Now her world is caught between fact as she has always known life and the reality of who and what her friends are. Even as her distant mother announces they are moving, Shae is determined to find out what is going on, she knows what she saw the night two teens were killed, but she had no idea what she was about to become part of. Angered, frustrated and determined, Shae will find herself in the middle of an ancient supernatural war between shifters and the bull’s eye is on both her and her family.
With a little biblical history, a lot of supernatural animosity and some true friends with secrets to hide, Shae will need unleash her inner fury, her dormant otherness and the results will stop both friend and foe alike, in their tracks.
Melle Amade has done a wonderful job presenting a high energy, emotionally realistic young adult fantasy that is fascinating, fresh and filled with strong characters who thankfully, do not wallow in teen angst! A nice escape with a touch of teen romance, teen determination and proof that birds of a feather will flock together. Sometimes they just need the right direction, first!