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Shifting Borders


This novel creeped me the heck out, but in a good way. Shifting Borders by Jessie Kwak takes an alternate reality Seattle and creates a world filled with occult and dangerous otherworldly interactions. A resurrection is involved, and when it takes a bad turn a mother named Patricia finds herself possessed by a ghost, not just any ghost. The ghost of her sisters dead love interest. Now she has to share her body with a dead guy, and get into situations she has no idea about, and never wanted to deal with in her life.

Patricia’s sister Valeria, is the child who never grew up, and she’s constantly getting Patricia involved in her own crap. Little did Patricia know that things would be taken too far, and she would eventually be dealing with her sister’s issues…with drug dealers, and with Valeria’s dead ex boyfriend trying to take over her body.

This book is really interesting to me because the characters have real dimension. Patricia is clearly possessed, but at the same time she still worries about her kids, and while she battling this possession she is still doing her motherly duty of caring for her children. This novel freaked me out because I could imagine having some other spirit in your body, and having to fight to be the controlling spirit. That serious tripped me out and made me scared, though I enjoyed this book because it told about possession in a new way I had never heard of before.

This book takes the paranormal world and mixes it with every day family drama. Plus, the mystery that circles around the entire story is just really intense and creates a story that ebbs and flows very nicely. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. I also received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

1 thought on “Shifting Borders”

  1. Isn’t the cover so awesome? I received this book as well, and now am pretty excited to read it. Great review! I just read The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, and really think you would really enjoy it!


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