Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready
Published by Simon Pulse
Series: Shade #2
Genre: YA paranormal
$17.99 (US hardback)
What it's about:
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.
I've been waiting for this book since September when I finished reading Shade. This was a series I just clicked with. Is it because there are two incredibly gorgeous guys in it? One a rocker and the other Scottish? My two favorite types of boys? Maybe. But it's also that it has a great plot, characters to love, and story twists that keep me guessing.
While I normally don't care for love triangles much, this is one I really like because it is so different. It's not really about which boy to choose because there is really only one option, but it's about how to get past all the hurts of a first lost love and how to love again. How to move on. I can't imagine everything Aura goes through. To not only loose your first love, but to have that love be your childhood best friend. I don't know how someone gets over that, but to be able to see they ghost, to know they haven't moved on would be the worst. While it would be interesting to be in the minds of the three main characters, I'm glad it's not. I like being in only Aura's head otherwise it would be too overwhelming. I like figuring things out when she does, to go through this big mess with her.
I couldn't help but love both boys, Logan and Zachary, in this book. Logan does annoy me at times, just because he is such a diva, but I understand him completely. I cried so hard in Shade both when he died and at his funeral. This book did have my emotions all over the place because of him and Zach.
You know an odd little detail I love about this book? That Jeri mentions how Aura wears contacts, and how she has to take them out at night, and right before she goes swimming, she has to worry about not losing her contacts while going under the water. This is something that is very small, but I like how it is added in because I always think of little things like that. If it's mentioned that a character wears something like glasses or contacts, I always think, when do they take care of all this? And I know when I go swimming with contacts in, I worry about losing them. It's those little added details that make a character more believable because real people do think about those kinds of things.
I can not wait till next summer when the third and final book comes out in this series!!!!
My rating: 10/10
It feels like most of my books get this rating lately, but that's only because I'm about 15 reviews behind and only posting the ones I loved the most. Just sayin'