Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday Book Recommendation: SHADE by Jeri Smith-Ready

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse (May 4, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781416994060

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.


This book is fantastic! And the sequel SHIFT was just released, so when you finish SHADE, you don't have to wait long for more. And you'll want more. I found nothing cliche about the story, and the world it's set in is entirely original. No stagnant paranormal romance here. If you like paranormal, you should definitely give this book a try.

If you'd like a signed copy, Order from Constellation Books

Picture of Jeri signing my copy at Books of Wonder in NYC!

You can find more about Jeri Smith-Ready at her website, or follow her on Twitter. 


  1. Wow. I. Love. This. Cover. I'm telling ya - YA covers are incredible these days, especially the paranormal ones. Thanks for sharing the review!

  2. Thanks for checking it out, K.M.!


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