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Book Review: Static by L.A. Witt

Book Review: Static by L.A. Witt

by davincikittieApril 1, 2014

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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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Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for 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
  • 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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