Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Mila's Shift (The Darkest Day #1) by Danielle Forrest

Shapeshifters were outlawed, and when Mila suddenly went through her first shift after partying for her 21st birthday, she ran leaving everything and everyone she knew and loved behind. But after 10 years of hardship in hiding, Mila’s best friend, May, reached out to her to meet. They’d been as close as sisters, had dreamed of being space pilots together, so Mila goes. Leaving their reunion, the girls are attacked and May is killed. Unable to go to the police for help, a grieving Mila buries May but when she discovers May’s ID and upcoming assignment as a pilot on the soon-to-depart USS Orleans spaceship, she assumes her identity.

The Orleans' mission is to deliver diplomats to the first ever meeting with another intelligent life species. Not everyone wants this meeting to occur though and there are conspirators hidden among the crew that intend to stop the Orleans at all costs. Also, there is a shifter on board trying to kill Mila because they believe May is still alive and she had discovered the plot to prevent the meeting.

This was a fast and fun book with loads of action and romance. I couldn't put it down! The mysterious shifter evades capture for quite a while and the tension builds while he continues to hunt May/Mila. There is quite a collection of interesting characters populating the Orleans including Mila’s grumpy roommate and a coworker working through gender identity. It appears to be the start of a new series so I will be looking forward to more about these characters.

I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a lighter SciFi read and perhaps suggest it to shifter romance readers that may want to stretch their genre reading into SciFi. This book is not scheduled to be published until September 15, 2019.

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