Saturday, October 8, 2011

Review of Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready

Title: Shift (Shade #2)
Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
Published by: Simon Pulse
Pages: 367
Source: Library
Format: Hardcover
Rating: ★★★★

Summary from Goodreads: Aura’s life is anything but easy. Her boyfriend, Logan, died, and his slides between ghost and shade have left her reeling. Aura knows he needs her now more than ever. She loves Logan, but she can’t deny her connection with the totally supportive, totally gorgeous Zachary. And she’s not sure that she wants to.

Logan and Zachary will fight to be the one by her side, but Aura needs them both to uncover the mystery of her past—the mystery of the Shift.
As Aura’s search uncovers new truths, she must decide whom to trust with her secrets…and her heart.

Since it is October I thought it would be a great time to read a ghost story.  I was never a huge ghost fan until I met Logan.  Sure he made some dumb decisions, but otherwise he was bright, cocky, and full of life.  He definitely would have been a star if he didn't overdose on the night of his big break. 

Now Logan is back, but Aura is ready to move on.  What's a girl to do?  I like Aura, though I must admit there were times during the novel that I really questioned her sanity.  I think she was put in  incredibly difficult situations and there were no good ways out.  You can tell that as much as she still loves Logan she needs him to move on, and not only so she can move on, but because she truly wants Logan to be at peace.   

As for the boys, I think Logan grew up tremendously in this novel.  He still has his edgy rock star quality but he's starting to realize the world doesn't revolve around him anymore.  He realizes that by staying he is not helping his family cope, but possibly causing them more pain by sticking around.  And how could we forget the gorgeous Zachary with his sexy accent?  Zachary and Aura have so much sexual tension between them and yet can't seem to find a way to be together.  As I was reading I kept thinking that they have to end up together, there is just no way they are not meant to be together...they're too perfect for each other.

As for the story line it gets more amazing as this series continues.  There were some huge changes and surprises that will leave you gasping and rereading sections.

If you haven't read Shift (or Shade for that matter) give yourself a little treat and go out and read them in honor of the upcoming holiday. 

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