Between Shifts by W.R. Gingell

April 4th, 2019 Kimberly Review 27 Comments

4th Apr
Between Shifts by W.R. Gingell
Between Shifts
by W.R. Gingell
Series: The City Between #2
Narrator: Zehra Jane Naqvi
Length: 6 hours and 59 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
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Narration: 4 cups Speed: 1.4x

There’s a body beneath the skip bins. Fae on the forklift. A vampire in the manager’s office. And there’s definitely something skeevy going on in the locker rooms.

Hi. I’m Pet. Well, not exactly Pet. I am a pet.

I was meant to stay out of it, but somebody’s gotta do something when humans are being killed by Behindkind creatures.

Lucky for me, my owners are just as dangerous and inhuman as the bad guys...

…maybe more.


Gads, this was good, but it ended on a cliffhanger and if the third book doesn’t release on audio, I will have a tantrum.

Between Shifts by W.R. Gingell is the second novel in the City Between and I loved the quirky characters and murder-mysteries. Urban Fantasy fans will love the downunder setting and unique worldbuilding.

Pet, (whose real name none of us know, because the Fae and vampire living in her home, don’t name their pets) is continuing to learn and question everything about her housemates, their rules and the supernatural world. She is snarky, smart and tends to get into trouble.

On a shopping trip while trying to vex JinYeong, Pet discovers a dead body behind the mart. We soon learn we have a Lycanthropes on the loose. Not to be confused with werewolves because those are from fairy tales.

JinYeong a Korean speaking vampire is perplexed when Pet understands him. Apparently since the last book she has been studying the language just to annoy him! These two remind me of siblings. Like almost touching the other until one is left screaming and Mom wants to pull her hair out. I love it.

Our friendly detective wants some help with a series of similar murders, and the three Psychos refuse until Pet finds herself mixed up. This was an exciting case as both Pet and JinYeong go undercover.

The series is refreshing and I love the Between and Behind. The Between sort of mirrors our world. Pet can see it, but has been warned not to enter alone. I love all the snark, interaction and developments between these characters. Pet is taking care of something and I loved that thread from beginning to end.

Zehra Jane Naqvi is fantastic as narrator, although I do have to speed her up to 1.4x or 1.5x because it would make me crazy otherwise. She nails the characters from personality to tone. I have no idea if her Korean is correct, but it sounds authentic.

Fans of urban fantasy looking for an original storyline and fresh look at Fae, Were and Vampires should grab their earbuds and listen.

Between Shifts ends with a nail-biting cliffhanger. I want book three on audio…STAT.

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27 Responses to “Between Shifts by W.R. Gingell”

  1. Olivia Roach

    Hmm… this one sounds so good! My main problem is that I never really read books from the perspective of the pet/animal because I don’t usually like them? But it does sound good so I am not sure whether to take a chance or not DD:

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  2. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Oh I’ve really been enjoying urban fantasy though I”m still new to the genre. I love snark and this sounds great but that cliffhanger makes me nervous! I’m going to need that 3rd book before I make a commitment. I have trust issues with cliffhangers!

  3. Heidi

    I am tempted to try this series, but dang it a cliffhanger. Ugh! I hope the next book releases soon for your sake.

    • Kimberly

      The book is out. I am just hoping we get the audiobook. I guess it depends on how well the first two audios sell…

  4. Angela - Angel's Guilty Pleasures

    This sounds great. I like the review. Great job. I have book one on my TBR from your first review. Though cliffhangers always irk me especially if the next one isn’t out and I can’t move on. I hope the audio comes soon for you. Thank’s for sharing!

  5. Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

    This sounds like so much fun. I love spunky characters that can make me laugh and Pet sounds like she might be one of those! I hope they release the audio same day as the book. I hate changing formats. There is a series I’m dying to catch up on and the ebooks have been released but none of the audios. It’s frustrating. It would be even more so if the book ended on a cliffhanger like this one!

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    • Kimberly

      Hi Tyler. I posted the review to book one on Monday. Pet is a human girl. We don’t know her name and she has just turned 18.