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Review: EVO Shift by K. J. Chapman (ARC)


EVO Shift will be out for your eBook devices 1st March 2016. Scroll down for details.

“She killed him, but did it make a difference?

Her kind has been exposed, abused, and segregated, and now Teddie Leason is Britain’s most wanted EVO at just nineteen. Teddie has to decide whose side she is on, what she fights for, and whether it’s worth her life.

How can she protect the man she adores, the Uncle who has taken her under his wing, and her unfaltering friends, when she can barely take care of herself? Dealing with new power and a history that has long since been forgotten, has rendered the world’s most powerful EVO vulnerable and at risk.

When will she be dealt a winning hand? Could a clandestine, renegade group of EVO change not only her fate, but that of everyone affected by this unprecedented war? And how does Teddie fit in a world bracing for a shift of unfathomable magnitude?”

I shall be careful not to give away too much. If you do decide to read any of the ‘reviewed’ books I wouldn’t want to spoil the ending for you, or give away any other major plot twists, so I’ll try to be as vague as possible. However, these won’t be completely spoiler free so if that bugs you stop reading here.

There’s some swearing ahead so please don’t read it if this offends you.

What I thought:

Shit got real in EVO Shift. Teds really got her fight on in this one. Just in time, too, because things really turned against her. More so than in EVO Nation, I mean.

This was a very tense read. The dark atmosphere from the first book carried over into this one and intensified. Chapman included some natural laughs which didn’t feel forced despite everyone’s mood, and which were needed to ease the tension a little.

Now, I know Maggie had every right to be upset and be in a dark place after what happened in EVO Nation but damn, she lost her shit! I never expected her to turn this way or do the things she did, and was suspicious of her every move. It’s unfortunate that things have escalated the way they have with her, but she wasn’t exactly willing to talk.

Throughout the book Chapman gives some insights into Teddie’s childhood as well as Adam’s childhood, which was a great way of feeding us some background info. I loved learning more about the characters and that we got to discover things together with Teds – things she had forgotten – was great.

If Teds got her fight on then Yana turned into a warrior queen. I remembered her as being a little timid and shy and reserved, but she matured a lot and grew into someone who doesn’t take shit from anyone. Seeing her like this, fighting and standing up for what she believes in, was amazing and I do believe I have a new favourite character. Right after Golding. No one will ever replace Golding. Never.

Towley was back in this one, too, and I can’t tell you how much I wanted to hurt him for what he got up to. I was glaring at my screen, I loathe that man so much. Whatever Teds does to him in the final book will be very deserved, and I do hope she makes him suffer for a very long time before showing mercy. Not that he deserves any.

The ending was like a perfect summary to the book. It felt like everything that had happened had boiled and bubbled until it finally exploded (… hehe) at the end. It packed one hell of a punch and has me wondering how things are going to continue from there. Teddie has a lot to process and I’m not sure how she’s going to work through everything. I know she’s strong but damn, everyone has limits. I can’t help but wonder if she’s going to break in the final installment, and what will happen if she does.

As I mentioned above, EVO Shift will be out 1st March. While it’s not yet listed on Goodreads, you can already follow the author or buy EVO Nation if you’d like to start the series – which I highly recommend you do.


Have you read EVO Nation and would like to chat about it? Would you like to start this series? Either way, drop me a comment and let’s get this book club going!

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  1. I love everything about this! Thank you so much for a great review. I’m so glad you liked that Yana toughened up- do or die, eh? 🙂

    • Do or die indeed!! Yana definitely understood the truth of that <3 I just love her so much now.
      You're very welcome, thank you for allowing me to have an ARC! I'm glad you enjoyed the review, too 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on K.J. Chapman and commented:
    Thank you to Sarina over at Cookie Break for agreeing to be an advanced reader for EVO Shift. Check out this shiny review. I love love love this!

    EVO Shift is available for pre-order from Amazon Kindle. Release date: March 1st.

    HOWEVER, book one int he series, EVO Nation, is just £1.49- get your copy today!!!

  3. What a great review! I’m glad to see how well received this book is! One day, it’s your book we’ll be reviewing on our blogs. With rave reviews 😉

    • Mollie has already started, haha, she’s put a mini review on her blog last Friday ^^
      Thank you, it really was a great sequel. I loved Yana so much in this one!

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