Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready

If you have not ready the previous novel in this series, Shade, I wouldn't continue reading this summary or review. Spoilers for the first novel will be included.



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. (from amazon.ca)


If you're read my previous reviews, you know how much I loved Shade, the first novel in th previous novel by Jeri Smith-Ready. This series one that's wonderfully unique and refreshing, holding it's own in the mass of YA paranormal series that exists right now.


Shift picks up shortly after Shade left off. Some time has passed but not a lot, and the story gets moving quickly and you're pulled back into the awesome world the author has created. Since this is the second novel in the series the world and characters have already been developed, and in Shift we get to watch them grow and have exciting new experiences. The story is primarily a paranormal mystery, but the characters have real substance and there are some deep emotions being dealt with here. I really enjoyed the blend of mystery and romance. At the same time I was trying to figure out the history of the shift and Aura's past, I was caught up in the romance and anxious to see where Aura's heart would lead her. I won't say where that was, but I will say that I completely adored Zachary...where were boys like that when I was in school?


I whole heartedly reccomend this series so if you haven't picked it up yet, what are you waiting for? I really don't think you'll be disappointed :o)

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