- Title: Shade
- Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
- Series: Shade #1
- Genre: PNR, YA
- Format: eBook
- Source: Own Copy
- Reviewer: Soo
- Rating: 4 out of 5
Description: 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.
Review: I admit that I’m a sucker for a story that mixes a form of art, a little bit of the unusual, and a dash of pain to highlight love. Making a complicated tale told in a simple style takes skill, and Jeri did a nice job of creating that in Shade. I really like the main character, Aura. I can almost hear Zach’s voice in my mind when he talks. The mystery about the Shift, the post-Shift born, and how the world changed due to the event are interesting. This story is emotionally driven and it has caught my interest enough to make time fly as I consumed the book in it’s entirety.