Book Description: Welcome to the strange and wonderful world of Shipsfeather, Ohio, where an ancient race of dog-shifters has been charged with curating the knowledge of the world, and with protecting civilization’s libraries from the machinations of evil, book burning werewolves. For years a curse has imprisoned the dog-shifters in the basement of the Shipsfeather library—where they have made the best of things with a gym, a spa, a Starbarks, and, of course, their wildly successful internet company, Zoogle—but now, thanks to librarian Liberty Cutter and her zany staff, they may actually have a chance to break free again. If only they can convince her to believe in magic…
THE SHAPESHIFTERS’ LIBRARY: RELEASED is the first in a charming new series that will have dog lovers and book lovers alike howling out loud with delight. With a generous sprinkling of “Dewey-speak” and “dog-speak”, clever literary references and some of the most unforgettable canine characters since “Lady and the Tramp”, Amber Polo takes you into a world you will never want to leave. The Shapeshifters’ Library series is destined to be a classic.
My Review: I don't think I've read a fantasy novel since Wizard of Oz when I was a child. But when this book was recommended to me by one of my favorite authors, Donna Ball, and saw it featured dogs and libraries, I was anxious to give it a try. And I really enjoyed it. Once I wrapped my head around dog shifter librarians and book burning werewolves, I realized this is a ridiculously creative story!! The secret world created by Amber Polo is pure magic and utterly unique.
FTC Full Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book with the request for a review.