Shade was a book I saw on the shelves last year that I was not compelled to buy. I was just never curious enough about it. It wasn’t until this year, right before Shift (the second book in this series) was released that I noticed my fellow reader’s excitement. Then I bought it on sale, and there it sat, on my shelves…still not read. When I mentioned to Ginger of GReads! that I had Shade but hadn’t read it yet, she insisted I needed to read it and even lent me her copy of Shift (Thanks, Ginger!).
This book. THIS BOOK! Why did I wait so long to read it?!
Shade is unlike anything I’ve read as of yet. I mean…the boyfriend is a ghost! Yes, I know he hasn’t always been a ghost, but you can’t argue the unique predicament they’re in. And with all the true love, undeniable musical talent, and charming personality Logan has, will it be enough to compete with the flesh-and-blood Scottish hotness that is Zachary?? Well if Aura can’t choose, I sure as heck can’t! I’ll keep them both. :)
I loved (LOVED) all the musical mentions in this book. How did Jeri Smith-Ready know I have a soft spot for Celtic punk music?? The Pogues and Flogging Molly? Yes, please! I always say I’m Irish in my heart and I celebrate St. Patrick’s Day more than Cinco de Mayo (I’m Mexican, btw). Then, Snow Patrol and Death Cab for Cutie?! OMG, I wanted to crawl in this book and hug everyone! Those two bands twist my little heart like no other.
The mystery revolving the Shift and Aura and Zachary is very intriguing. I am beyond curious to see how it all ties together and the significance of it all. Now, the Keeleys; I don’t think there’s a family out there who has made me cry more than them. I was just so heartbroken for them! And can I tell you how much I thought I was just like Megan, HAHA. I was like, “Duuuude! I would so say/do that!” I loved her!!
Although this book did have some incredibly sweet and sexy moments, it was not a very happy book. It left me feeling melancholy, but not enough to discourage me from reading more. So, friends, it is time for me to leave you, for I have Shift waiting and I don’t think I can take it a moment longer without cracking it open.
Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
Series: Shade #1
Published by Simon Pulse
Pub Date: May 4th 2010
Format: Hardcover | Source: Purchased
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
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Love ties them together. Death can’t tear them apart.
Best. Birthday. Ever. At least, it was supposed to be. With Logan’s band playing a critical gig and Aura’s plans for an intimate after-party, Aura knows it will be the most memorable night of her boyfriend’s life. She never thought it would be his last.
Logan’s sudden death leaves Aura devastated. He’s gone.
Well, sort of.
Like everyone born after the Shift, Aura can see and hear ghosts. This mysterious ability has always been annoying, and Aura had wanted nothing more than to figure out why the Shift happened so she can undo it. But not with Logan’s violet-hued spirit still hanging around. Because dead Logan is almost as real as ever. Almost.
It doesn’t help that Aura’s new friend Zachary is so understanding—and so very alive. His support means more to Aura than she cares to admit.
As Aura’s relationships with the dead and the living grow ever complicated, so do her feelings for Logan and Zachary. Each holds a piece of Aura’s heart…and clues to the secret of the Shift.