By Janice Hardy
Balzer + Bray, 2010.
In this exciting sequel to The Shifter, Nya and her friends are on the run, trying to keep Nya from the clutches of the evil Duke who wants to use her unique powers for his own purposes. When Nya, her sister, and several of their friends are captured and imprisoned, Nya manages to escape and then embarks on a dangerous mission to free everyone else. She uses her strength of will and her unusual power to take and shift pain as her weapons, managing to overcome some of the most feared enemies and stickiest situations.
This book was a fast-paced, adventurous story. Although at times I felt it was perhaps a bit too action-packed, I still enjoyed the book and found it a good follow-up to The Shifter. I am definitely looking forward to the final book in the series!