Age Group: Young Adult
Other Books by This Author: WVMP series, Aspect of Crow series, Requiem for the Devil
Received From: Around the World Tours and Publisher
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.
I only read a few paranormal books that I absolutely loved last year. It’s my favorite genre but its gotten so popular that it’s hard to find the really good books anymore. Shade is the first paranormal I have read this year and absolutely loved!! The world in this book is utterly amazing! The whole concept of the Shift drew me in from the very beginning. Jeri Smith-Ready is a adult author and this is her first YA. Maybe that’s why I loved it so much. It reminded me of the adult paranormal novels that made me fall in love with the genre in the first place.
Aura was a amazing character. Not once did she annoy me! I loved all the characters. They all played very important roles in Aura’s life and I felt that connection. And can I say Hot Boys! Between a guitar playing punk and a Scotsman?? Seriously? Give me a heart attack! Those are my two favorite kinds! All in one book!! Okay….I’ll stop gushing.
The mystery and the entire concept behind this book was awesome. There wasn’t a dull moment. I really don’t think I can say enough good things about Jeri’s story telling. This book is released in May and I will definitely be buying a finished copy and you better be buying you a copy asap!