The Shifter - Janice Hardy Excellent read. A dark and intriguing world, especially in regards to the healing magic and pain and how it works and is interwoven into the society; I didn't quite connect to the characters, but they were nicely drawn and I think this is purely a matter of personal taste, and the only thing that stopped me loving it. I still really liked it, and I recommend it. I'm anticipating the next two books!