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Author:  Em Bailey

There were two things everyone knew about Miranda Vaile before she'd even arrived at our school. The first was that she had no parents - they were dead. And the second? They were dead because Miranda had killed them.
Olive Corbett is definitely NOT crazy.

Not anymore. These days she takes her meds like a good girl, hangs out with her best friend Ami, and stays the hell away from the toxic girls she used to be friends with.
She doesn’t need a boyfriend. Especially not a lifesaver-type with a nice smile. And she doesn’t need the drama of that creepy new girl Miranda, who has somehow latched on to Olive's ex-best friend.

Yet from a distance, Olive can see there's something sinister about the new friendship. Something almost... parasitic. Maybe the wild rumours ARE true. Maybe Miranda is a killer.

But who would believe Olive? She does have a habit of letting her imagination run away with her…

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Jun 28,2017

This book is amazing! For me, it started off slow and i wasn;t that interested. However, once you've started, it's quite hard to stop reading this book. It is terrifying and romantic and empathetic all at once. I would definitely recommend reading it. 

Dec 17,2016
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The plot twist where Ami isn't real made me read the book within 2 hours.
I actually love this. Nothing like I have ever seen before and explores mental illness and manipulation in a way that truly excites me and makes me want to pursue a career in this area even more so.

May 31,2014

Book Review

The novel "Shift" written by Em Bailey, is truly one of my all-time favourite books. It is superb and extremely well written. 

If i had to sum up the novel in one word it would be 'intense'. "Shift" is an averaged sized book, but everything is so compacted with emotion, twists & turns and deception. This book is truly terrifying, because it features many elements of society as present time, with bone shattering themes and twists, which have been woven throughout this story.

This book featured romance, a bit of humour, a massive chunk of deception, and so many twists and turns that you feel like you’re on a rollercoaster. It truly is terrifyingly awesome. I recommend this book for teenagers between 15 and 18 years old.

Em Bailey has written this book well, and i give her the thumbs up. I loved reading this book, and devoured it in a few days. I wasn't able to place it down or was that intriguing and terrifying at the same time. I rate this book a 9 out of 10.


Nov 24,2013

I'm not into reading that much but I couldn't stop reading Shift. It is full of drama and unexpected events. I didn't really have a problem with it. It is easy to read and flows well. After reading Shift it was hard to read another because it was just so good.

The main character Olive was fasinnating and had an interesting past. The new girl Miranda was a really good character because it was like you never know what she is gonna do next.

Overall Shift was one of the best books I have ever read.

Oct 25,2013

After I finished reading "Shift" I spent a month before I picked up another book because I knew that nothing could come close to comparing with it. One of the best books I have ever read.

Jul 27,2013

I can understand why this won the Inky award (:

Everything was to love. Characters, setting, style of writing. I love how despite that frustration of reading about a character that stupidly and slowly destroys themselves, it was still impossible to turn away. I love that Big Twist, which I was forewarned of, and I still couldn't pick it up (that's why I'm mentioning it here: I seriously doubt anyone else can pick it up - just so well done o.o). I love how that supernatural element is woven so tightly with reality, I mean, it not being so fantastical with unicorns and flying toads and sparkles - though that is fun too ^_^ - but she makes it so much more spine-chillingly believable, you know?

Awesome read x)        


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