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Book Review: Static by L.A. Witt
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Book Review: Static by L.A. Witt

by davincikittieApril 1, 2014

*** This review is SPOILER-FREE! Read on with confidence! ***

First of all, the premise for this book is truly unique. A creative blend of gay-for-you, straight, and paranormal/scifi romance, Static is interesting before you even crack the virtual cover. This is a story about shape-shifters, people whose shift changes their gender rather than their species. The author put a lot of thought into what a gender-shifters reality would actually be like… how their attraction to the opposite sexes works, the societal nuances and expectations, the complications of long term relationships. It’s a fascinating pseudo case study in gender identity and the science of attraction.

[quote]This world is designed for people whose brains match their bodies, and fuck anyone who not only can, but needs to change from day to day or hour to hour.[/quote]

The romance is well paced, which equates to ‘fairly slow while the characters work out their issues’, and their chemistry is believable. While it’s not a book I would likely read again, Static cleverly presents a sensitive topic and raises necessary questions about the way our society has been programmed to accept and react to gender rules and identities. Static is a breakthrough novel for transgender romance because it cleverly and sensitively bridges the various gender identity potentialities, and author L.A. Witt makes that happen through heartfelt storytelling that reflects a realistically reluctant socio-political atmosphere, wrapping it all up in a sweet shifter romance.

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davincikittie
Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
2 Comments
  • April 2, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Been wanting to see a gender-shifter story for a long time… maybe not as a romance but… I digress. Thanks for the review DVK, I will definitely think about reading this. 😀

  • April 2, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    I read an excerpt on Riptide I hope I have this book on their wish list, Either that on my
    amazon wish list. I’m always looking for good books.

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