Thursday, October 20, 2011

Review of Shade

My review of Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready is based on a paperback copy of the book that I won in a giveaway. The following review is my honest opinion of the work.

Goodreads Summary: "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."

Lately it has been taking me awhile to get into a book, usually a few chapters or sometimes if it's a series a few books before my interest has fully been captured. Not so with Shade. I fell head over heels in love with this book from the start. I should have known that I would from the rallying cries of my fellow Team Kilt members, these amazing bloggers/readers/people would never have stood beside and fought so hard if Shade [and it's boys] hadn't been so very worth it. And oh is it worth it.

With so many books out there based on the same supernaturally storylines or species of characters it's hard to find something that really stands out. However Shade came across as completely original to me, a story that I'm entirely unsure as to how it will conclude, a story that I am desperate to continue.

Twenty-one pages into this book I had chosen my team, a most difficult decision to make considering how yummy these Shade boys are. Logan is this sexy musician and Zachary this uber yummy smartie. It was a tough choice for me but ultimately I followed the rest of the team and am giving my heart to the one and only Zachary Moore.

I'm giving Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready a five out of five stars review. If you haven't read this book yet you should be racing out right now to buy yourself a copy. I highly recommend snagging the sequel [Shift] as well because you'll be lusting after it the second you finish the last page of Shade, a book that has well-earned it's place on my favorites shelf.


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  2. I won SHIFT from that author :) Is that book before or after Shade? lol tweet me :)

  3. This series is AWESOME. I'm glad you're finally reading it - SHIFT is actually better than SHADE! I still haven't been able to pick my team yet. Logan's stupidity in the beginning makes me so furious but I still love him. On the fence here!

  4. Tara, I'm so glad to hear that...and yet at the same time...better? So hard to believe with how amazing Shade was.

    I can't blame you for being on the fence, both guys are awesome in their own way. :]