Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Shifter School by Gwendolyn Druyor

Shifter School
by Gwendolyn Druyor

GENRE: Urban Fantasy


She’s gonna get them all killed.

So they locked her away.

Laylea has been hiding her entire life. She’s never been to school. She’s never had a friend her own age. She’s never known anyone else like her.

All that is about to change. 

In a world hidden from wyrdos and humans alike, shifters are still recovering from a vicious plot to destroy them all. They have two laws they live by now:

1) Hide 

2) Protect the children at all costs.

Laylea has just broken rule number one. But she’s only fourteen. So they’re sending her to school. Where she’s going to learn . . .

Anyplace can be a prison.

The Lincoln Park Shifter School is not your grandma’s uber-secret, underground academy.


A long, shrill scream drew Laylea back into the zoo. The guard who didn’t want to be called Beta was backing away from a tall black man in jeans, a button-down, and Fox sandals.

“Kyle!” Laylea screamed his name even as she heard KC screaming hers. “Kyle! You’re a good man! Think of Jeannie and KJ!”

The vampire looked her way. His familiar, affable smile appeared and he waved at her. “We’re just gonna have a talk. Get back to school, you reprobate.”

Then the smile melted away as though it had never been and Kyle stalked out of sight.

“Lee, come on.” KC yanked her out the entrance.

“No,” She tried to pull away but KC was strong. “I have to help him.”

“No one can help that guy now.”

Tears poured down Laylea’s face. KC was right. If Kyle had already killed a pack of werewolves, Laylea wasn’t going to be able to stop him from killing one guard. But she had to try. She hadn’t spent the last seven months hiding him from Dee and Morioka and everyone else just to give up on Kyle now. “I can.”

She yanked her arm out of KC’s grip and they both fell on the uneven steps of the plinth.



This book was a really fun read for me!  The characters are original, quirky and likeable.  The pace of the story was good; I was never bored.  The main character was just adorable!!  Lea struggled to find her own identity throughout the story.  Some of the scrapes she got into had me laughing so hard my mouth hurt at times and tears flowed.  Lea is fiercely loyal to her friends, but somehow she always seems to find herself in trouble.  She’s such a scrappy little thing! I just wish I could adopt her!!   This book is sassy and funny and sure to make your heart sing!

Reviewed by Laurie-J

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Gwendolyn Druyor was born at the Quonset Point Naval Air Station Hospital, North Kingston, RI. The ID bracelet wrapped three times around her little wrist. She could swim before she could walk and read before she started school.

She has traveled the world telling stories. After a year in Amsterdam writing and performing sketch comedy at Boom Chicago, she toured North America with Shenandoah Shakespeare and with the incredible educational show Sex Signals. From Paris, FR to William’s Bay, WI, you’ll find her gypsy life reflected in her books. If you met her on the road, read her closely, you may find yourself in there.

For now, Gwendolyn lives in Hollywood with her Irish Jack Russell, Josh Lyman Zyrga, who is still pouting over the fact that she didn’t put him on the cover of WereHuman.

For more information on Gwendolyn and her projects sign up for her newsletter at www.GwendolynDruyor.com



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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Lisa Brown said...

I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour, I hope it is a fun one for you, and thanks for the chance to win :)

Karen H said...

Thanks for you nice review. I watched The Good Doctor last night and in one segment, a nurse brought in a bunch of 'therapy' puppies to a Pediatric ward. The puppies (I think there were 8( were all similar in looks and totally adorable. One got loose and was seen in various places in the hospital, offering cheer wherever she went. I thought of that while reading your review and your mention of Lea being a 'scrappy little thing' made me laugh too.

Gwendolyn Druyor said...

Thanks for the review, Laurie! I'm very excited to get a great review from a Laurie (not many of you and my mom is one!) plus your banner photo is a picture of my heart; a dog and water.

Lisa Brown thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll check out Shifter School and the rest of Laurie J's great blog.

Hi Karen! My puppyniece Roxie is a therapy dog! She has trouble passing rooms with crying babies. HATES to hear crying babies and not get to go calm them. After being raised by a doctor, if Laylea ended up in a therapy dog position, she'd quickly forget that her only job is to cheer them up.

Lacey Waters said...

this sounds so interesting! thanks for the post :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review!


Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing your great review, I enjoyed reading it!

Kim said...

Thanks for the review. I've already purchased my copy. Now I just have to find the time to read it.

Marcy Meyer said...

Enjoyed the excerpt and review. Sounds like a great read.

Gwendolyn Druyor said...

Good to see you, Trix, Victoria. It's so helpful to get a detailed review. Laurie makes me want to leap into Book Two. So glad you've got your copy, Kim. I hope you'll leave a review too. There is never enough time for reading!
Hi Lacey. Hi Marcy! Welcome to the tour. I hope you'll check out the other posts too.