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Waiting on Wednesday: The Shape of Desire by Sharon Shinn

Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that bloggers are eagerly anticipating.

I have loved every one of Shinn’s books that I’ve read. EVERY ONE! I just found out last weekend that this book was due out early next year, and I’m flippin over the moon about it! AH!

Title & Author: The Shape of Desire by Sharon Shinn

Genre: Fantasy- Paranormal

Publication Date: April 3, 2012

Description: “For fifteen years Maria Devane has been desperately, passionately in love with Dante Romano. But despite loving him with all of her heart and soul, Maria knows that Dante can never give all of himself back—at least not all the time. Every month, Dante shifts shape, becoming a wild animal, and leaving Maria alone. Since the beginning, she has kept his secret, knowing that their love is worth the danger. But when a string of brutal attacks occur in local parks during the times when Dante is in animal form, Maria is forced to consider whether the lies she’s been telling about her life have become lies she’s also telling herself…”

Why I’m Stoked: After reading Shinn’s entire Thirteenth House series, I tried one of her older books, Archangel. I fell in love. Shinn is such a versatile writer- she’s gone from heavy fantasy to fantasy-lite with serious romance to now paranormal-ish romance. To say I’m excited about The Shape of Desire is a serious understatement.

If you’ve never read anything by Sharon Shinn, I’d start with on my all-time fave books- Mystic and Rider.

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I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Great pick! and yet another book that I now want to read 😀


  • Cool pick! This is a depature from the books I know Sharon Shinn from! Thanks for the update!
    My WoW

  • Truly Bookish

    This looks really good, I’m adding it to my TBR list. Great pick, thanks Lisa!
    Truly Bookish

  • Jan von Harz

    Loving the sound of this one. Great pick!

  • Book Light Graveyard

    I LOOOOOOOVE Mystic & Rider! So, yeah, let’s just say I’m definitely looking forward to The Shape of Desire…

    • Yay!! I haven’t met too many other people who’ve read her Thirteenth House series! I’m really excited to read this book and see how Shinn handles paranormal topics..hmm 🙂

  • Melissa Hayden

    Oh this really is a new one for me. Is this a new series for the author? Sounds like a wonderful read. 🙂 Thank you!