Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Shift - Jeri Smith-Ready

Shift (Shade #2) - Jeri Smith-Ready
Grade: YA
Rating: 5/5 stars

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. (Description from Goodreads)

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'Shift' is an unbelievable sequel to 'Shade'. Once again I had a heap of trouble putting it down. I had to force myself to sleep last night instead of reading throughout the night (I wish I'd kept reading). Jeri Smith-Ready takes us on another wild emotional ride to try and uncover more of the Shift's mystery and how the ghosts function in the human world. I so happy that 'Shift' met the expectations I had after finishing 'Shade'. Never a dull moment. There was action, mystery and romance; and so emotional, I was in tears at the end.

I love the idea of solstices and equinoxes being so important with the Shift. I know the solstices were important in 'Shade' too, but they hit me harder in book 2 (I'll admit I had flashbacks to my young teen years when my sister and I obsessed about solstices and wicca.) Really enjoyed all those moments.

So many twists that left me more curious than before (and at times left me shocked and heartbroken). I love when stories take dramatic turns you're not expecting, it makes everything so exciting and really hard to put the book down. Most of these twists help to unravel the secrets of the Shift, but at times I wondered if we really had all the information. It seems like there are still a few pieces of the puzzle missing; which is awesome because that means more excitement in the next book.

After 'Shade' I had mixed feelings and theories about who Aura would end up with. Both guys are awesome and you can't help loving Logan and Zachary, as they both bring so much to the story. I loved seeing Logan's music passion spring up once again, he's got skills; and Zach's ability to comfort Aura (despite some issues) makes me melt. It's hard to think that only one guy can really win the girl; but 'Shift' has helped me make my choice. I'm in love with the Scotsman, so Team Kilt!

Can't wait to see what happens next. I'm dying for 'Shine'
5/5 stars.

Originally posted on Goodreads


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