"This is already one of my favourite reads this year so far"

Logan is supposed to have the best birthday ever. Playing a gig with record label guys in the audience is going to be amazing for him but it is the party afterward that will make the night unforgettable for Aura. She is planning to finally let Logan take her to bed. It will be memorable in so many ways but as with most best laid plans, something goes wrong.

Aura, like everyone else born after the Shift, can see and hear ghosts. So when she sees Logan as a ghost it doesn't scare her but shock her. He only went to have a shower. How can he be dead? Suddenly a gift that annoyed her becomes the only means of communication with her boyfriend. Her ex and very dead boyfriend.

Jeri Smith-Ready has been a favourite author of mine since I read the first book in her vampire series 'Wicked Game'. Since then I have read each of Jeri's books and haven't found fault with any of them. Today I read Shade and the only fault I can find is that the wait till the next book in the series is a year.

Shade is Jeri's debut in the YA genre and it is a definite must read. Spooky, mysterious and addictive, I didn't want to put this down and I felt its pull whenever I had to put it down. If I could of, I would have read this is one gulp it was so mesmerizing. I loved the main character Aura and the whole plot had me hooked from page one.

I don't want to give away too much because this beauty isn't released for another couple of months. However I will say that this is something for the young and old. The new take on ghosts and the world Jeri has created is one I thoroughly enjoyed getting lost in. This is already one of my favourite reads this year so far.

Make sure you check out Shade when it comes out in May. Until then catch up with Jeri's other amazing books. You won't be disappointed.

Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted April 3, 2010


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.

Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy


(Night series: Book 1)
by Jeri Smith-Ready

Simon & Schuster (Simon Pulse)
May 1, 2010
Available: May 4, 2010
ISBN #1416994068
EAN #9781416994060
320 pages
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Other Books by
Jeri Smith-Ready

Bring On the Night
Bad to the Bone
The Reawakened
Wicked Game
Voice Of Crow
Eyes of Crow
Requiem for the Devil

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