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Shade By Jeri Smith Ready (Book Review 2010-67)

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.

About the Author

Award-winning author Jeri Smith-Ready lives in Maryland with her husband, two cats, and the world's goofiest greyhound.
Jeri's 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.
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.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse (May 4, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416994068
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416994060
SOURCE:  Around the World ARC Tours / Publisher


    I haven't wanted to stay up and read all night in a long time and I  had to stay up and finish this.  Of course, Shade is a paranormal romance for young adults, but it has a unique perspective that is different from the usual stories.   The writing is just beautiful, the characters well-drawn and the story believable.  The dialogue is sharp and snarky and yet still sweet.  You will get sucked right into this one.  My biggest problem with the book is that I will have to wait a year to get the next installment.

    Parents:  This book is recommended for older teens since there is sexual situations, drug use (although shown in a bad light) and language.  I don't think it is anything wose than what is on TV, but I think use adult can enjoy it as well.

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