Green is a master at developing characters who draw you in. Her world and the use of the shamanism are exciting and bold. This second book in her series delivers the goods and makes you hunger for more. The forbidden love is heartfelt and creates an ache in your own heart. Livvy has a kindness that permeates everything she does, and she cares to the point of putting herself in danger. This is a flaw and yet should not be, but it drags her into danger because she puts herself in peril for those she protects. Life to her is what is important, and she will risk it all even for strangers. How can you not care about such a character, who embodies the heart of a warrior and the care of a superhero? She only has a small amount of the power that can be used in comparison.
If you enjoy the paranormal and are interested in healing, Shaman, Friend, Enemy is the book for you. There is adventure, romance, horror, and a bit of indiscriminate killing, yet you will also find friendships and family who thread their way throughout the text. As ever, darkness and light are at war, and the ending will leave you looking for more. Olivia is a character who will continue to have adventures, as well as a heroine who will keep you looking for more.
I would recommend Shaman, Friend, Enemy for a book club or reading group. The characters and their events will keep the discussions lively, and the questions sharp. This would be an excellent book for your library.