Review: Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready

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Review: Shift by Jeri Smith-ReadyShift by Jeri Smith-Ready
Series: Shade #2
Published by Simon Pulse
Pub Date: May 3rd 2011
Pages: 367
Format: Hardcover | Source: Borrowed
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
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5 Stars

Aura’s life is anything but easy. Her boyfriend, Logan, died, and his slides between ghost and shade have left her reeling. Aura knows he needs her now more than ever. She loves Logan, but she can’t deny her connection with the totally supportive, totally gorgeous Zachary. And she’s not sure that she wants to.

Logan and Zachary will fight to be the one by her side, but Aura needs them both to uncover the mystery of her past—the mystery of the Shift.

As Aura’s search uncovers new truths, she must decide whom to trust with her secrets…and her heart.

Ok, so I picked up Shift right after finishing Shade. Good thing I had it ready to go (Thanks to Ginger of GReads!) because I was not through with these characters! Not by a long shot! I started the first 50 pages or so during my lunch break then proceeded to read straight through once I was home. I loved it!! But now I have to wait months for Shine!! *sobs*

Shift was focused on discovering more about Aura and Zachary’s connection to the Shift. It was also about helping Logan finally pass on since he wasn’t too successful in Shade. I love Logan, but I’m without a doubt Team Zachary. Besides being hotness personified, he is selfless, sweet, and caring. And the accent! *swoons* But our Zach isn’t perfect and I’m ok with that. I was happy that he finally blew up at Aura, she needed the wake up call, but I was so hurt about Becca! It was like he had done it to me personally instead of to Aura. I did eventually forgive him but the hurt remains a little. Aura’s doing way better with it than I am, that’s for sure.

I felt so bad for Aura in this one! She has been through so much and it just feels like she’ll never have her happy ending…you know, until she does. Teehee… Jeri Smith-Ready does not shy away from the sexytimes and I really appreciate that about her writing. One thing I did not suspect was who Aura’s father would turn out to be. I love all the mystery surrounding Newgrange! I have now put it on my bucket list of places to visit one day.

My heart continued to break for the Keeleys, but I was glad that Logan was getting a chance to make things better for them…to whatever extent they can be ok after losing him, anyway. And whoa! What was that whole deal with Dylan!? That caught me off guard! Logan charmed me and tugged at my heart all the way to the end. One person who could make me laugh like no other in this book was Megan. Man, I love that girl!!

And so now, here I sit, with this bittersweet book, desperately wishing I had Shine in my hands already. This series is making my favorites list without a doubt, so if you’ve been putting it off like I was…don’t! Got out and get them now!

(If you want to see what I thought of the first book in this series, Shade, go HERE!)

 

About Jeri Smith-Ready

Award-winning author Jeri Smith-Ready lives in Maryland with her husband and two cats. Her plans to save the earth were ruined when she realized she was more of a “problem maker” than a problem solver. To stay out of trouble, she keeps her Drama Drive strictly fictional. Her friends and family appreciate that.

When not writing, Jeri she can usually be found—well, thinking about writing, or on Twitter. Like her characters, she loves music, movies, and staying up very, very late. She is represented by Ginger Clark at Curtis Brown, Ltd.

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6 Responses to “Review: Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready”

  1. Book Crook Liza

    I absolutely love this series! TO DEATH! Aaah! I’m glad you liked this book! I was so hurt about Zachary and Becca too. I think I handled it worse than Aura as well. ;D I still love him though. And I totally agree about the sexy times!

    If I could have any book available in my hands right now it’d totally be Shine hands down!  Great review! Glad to see the love of Shade/Shift spreading!

  2. Daisy de Bruin

    The Thing with Dylan! So weird! I just stared at the book when that happened…
    But other than that I really enjoyed this book as well :) And YES Team Zachary!! I love that he’s not perfect and you’re right, it was about time he blew up on Aura.
    I cannot wait for Shine either… I so hope for a happy ending!

  3. Ginger @ GReads!

    I could have done without the whole Dylan thing.  To me, he will always be the little brother, so that scene was just… weird lol.  I did love the fact that he took her to prom though :-)  and ohh Logan… my heart breaks for him.  I’m going to cry buckets in SHINE, I just know it!

    Two words… The River ;-)

  4. Jan von Harz

    I am so glad to here you love Shift.  I adored Shade and have yet to get Shift and now I have not more reservations. I am also team Zach all the way and adore his accent, which I found oozing out every time he talked/ Great review!

  5. Savy @Books With Bite

    You felt bad for her? I didn’t it. I felt like she deserve it! Even the part where she got *kick to the curb* But, I love this series!

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