Bitsy Words: Bridge by Jeri Smith-Ready

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Bitsy Words: Bridge by Jeri Smith-Ready

Bridge (Shade #2.5) by Jeri Smith-Ready Gone with the Words Review

5 Stars

I’ve always known this story would be sad, which is probably the reason I put off reading it for so long, but I’m so glad I finally got to it. And it was sad, but it was also like exhaling. I felt like I could let go of some of my worry for Mickey, and I feel like I understand him so much better now. I didn’t know it was written in verse! That was such an awesome surprise! And it was the perfect way to tell this story, especially since it deals with Mickey and Logan, who totally know about verse. Their story flowed so perfectly and beautifully. I really can’t imagine it written a different way and having the same emotional effect. It’s seriously perfect, I tell you! Also, it only made me love Mickey more, hehe. Must read for any Shade series fan.

Book Info

Bridge by Jeri Smith-Ready
Series: Shade #2.5
Published by Curtis Brown Digital
Pub Date: April 22nd 2013
Pages: 65
Format: eBook | Source: Purchased
Genres: ParanormalYoung Adult
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Logan is barely seventeen, and barely dead. To find eternal rest, the ghost rock star must make peace with his brother Mickey, before his guilt over Logan’s death drives him to suicide.

Krista sees ghosts everywhere, but never the one she needs most. A chance boardwalk encounter with Logan turns her Senior Week party into a rescue mission. Can her own grief give her the strength to save Mickey’s life?

Loaded with bonus material, the “Bridge” ebook is the perfect introduction to the young-adult Shade trilogy—a tale of ghosts, music, and everlasting love.

Bridge” was originally published in the YA paranormal anthology Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions, edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong.

Bridge” the ebook will include Lots o” Logan in one place:
•The story “Bridge
•Lyrics to “Forever,” the song he wrote and sang for Aura on the tear-jerkingest page of Shade (listed on GR as Shade #1.5)
•Logan’s deleted interludes from Shift (listed on GR as Shade 2.1), including an EXCLUSIVE “Outro” that shows what Logan thought of Zachary when they met.
1. Heart-to-heart interview with Logan and his brother Mickey, the other major character in “Bridge.” The brooding, tortured Mickey has never before spoken in public, and this interview will be EXCLUSIVELY available in this ebook.
2. Actual scanned images of Logan’s songwriting journal as he was writing “Forever.”

Bridge” is the first in what has been dubbed the “SHADEboys Trifecta of Awesome,” continuing with “Shattered” (Zachary’s novella, listed on GR as Shade #3.5) in May 2013 and Martin’s as-yet-untitled short story in August 2013 (listed on GR but not numbered yet).

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.

Jess @ Gone with the Words

3 Responses to “Bitsy Words: Bridge by Jeri Smith-Ready”

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    I should really really these books. I’ve heard really good things, and I can never, ever resist a ghost story.

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    Lauren @ Love is not a triangle

    I LOVE this series! Can you buy this book on its own, or is it part of an anthology? Also, isn’t there a story from Zach’s POV? That’s the one that I’m DYING to read. Do you know if it’s out now? I must investigate this!

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      Jess @ Gone with the Words

      ME TOO! :D This story was originally published as part of an anthology, but you can now buy the ebook novella on its own! And Zach’s novella is not released yet. I think it comes out this year though. I can’t wait to read it either. :D

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