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Release Day Review: The Night Owl and the Insomniac By j. leigh bailey

release day review

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A Shifter U Tale
Long nights lead to intrigue… and infatuation.
Chronically ill with a mysterious condition, Yusuf “Joey” Franke escapes his smothering family and doctors by moving halfway across the country to enroll in Cody College. Not long after arriving on campus, some of his symptoms disappear, only to be replaced by debilitating insomnia. Joey spends his nights wandering the halls of his dormitory and hanging out with gregarious and affable Owen, who works the night shift.
When he suddenly shifts from a sick college kid to a massive Asiatic lion, Joey discovers another side to Cody College—it’s a haven for shifters like himself… and like Owen, a part-time great horned owl. And being a shifter is hereditary, which means his parents have some explaining to do.
When Joey and Owen investigate, they discover more than they bargained for—a family deception, a dangerous enemy with international connections, and a love that might be too new to survive the backlash.



This is such a fun series! If you’re a shifter lover – like me! – you’ve already been enjoying this series. If you’re new… well, I’d say this is as good as any to start with – but maybe go to book one – at least…


In any case, book 2 was my favorite and I LOVED it – this had big shoes to fill and … it didn’t – but it was still real damn good! I loved the whole “I don’t know I’m a shifter” and though the “WTF? How did he not know…” factor was pretty high – the author did a pretty good job explaining.


I thought the romance was a bit weaker here (than in the other books), but the personal growth was bigger. The humor was pretty great, and all in all this was a good addition to a great series.


4.25 rounded to 4.5 of 5 stars


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