Mythological Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Bonnie at A Backwards Story. Mythological Mondays highlights all things myth related.
It is no surprise that I adore myth retellings. While I feel that there is already a monopoly on Greek and Roman myth retellings on the market, I still love them. But I get giddy when I find a book that is based on another culture's mythology.
While I was flipping through Bloomsbury's Fall 2011 catalog, I came across this little beauty. As luck would have it, it hits the shelves in September 2011! That's now! Whoop. You know I pre-ordered my copy. Shifting by Bethany Wiggins is a tale about Navajo Skinwalkers. How awesome is that?
After bouncing from foster home to foster home, Magdalene Mae is transferred to what should be her last foster home in the tiny town of Silver City, New Mexico. Now that she's eighteen and has only a year left in high school, she's determined to stay out of trouble and just be normal. Agreeing to go to the prom with Bridger O'Connell is a good first step. Fitting in has never been her strong suit, but it's not for the reasons most people would expect-- it all has to do with the deep secret that she is a shape shifter. But even in her new home danger lurks, waiting in the shadows to pounce. They are the Skinwalkers of Navajo legend, who have traded their souls to become the animal whose skin they wear-- and Maggie is their next target.