Review: Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready


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. (Source:Goodreads)

My Review:

After reading countless rave reviews for this book I went out and bought a copy. I’m glad I did, it was definitely worth it.

The story is pretty dark. Not only because of some references to drug use and alcohol, but just the nature of the ghosts and the people out to control them. I felt tense and edgy while reading this, you never know what is around the corner but you know it probably isn’t going to be good. I love how caught up I was in the story: constantly on the edge of my seat.

All the characters are very compelling. Aura is a great main character, she is so confused and torn apart throughout this book. Thanks to the great writing, it is easy to get inside her head and feel the turmoil she is experiencing through her eyes.

As her feelings for Logan started getting mixed up in her feelings for Zachary, I honestly felt as mixed up as she did. She really does have to make a lot of hard decisions in the story, and they are made all the more complicated when she finds out some surprising things about herself.

I definitely recommend reading this book. I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel!

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • Cari July 4, 2010, 7:30 pm

    I loved Shade!

  • Emma July 4, 2010, 9:19 pm

    Awesome review. I can't wait to read this one!

  • Sheila (Bookjourney) July 5, 2010, 11:44 pm

    I want to read this one – thanks for the review 😉


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