If ever there was a book not to judge by it's cover, it's this one. Shift looks like it's the BDSM version of Twilight. Instead it's a fantasy-like ghost story, meaning less scary and more world building. Shift also stays away from the second book slump, having a story line all to itself that still leaves threads for the next book. There was a little too much talk of sex for me, but then again I'm not a teenager. Hormones no longer run my life! I'm really excited for Shine so I can figure out how it ends!