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ISBN13: 9781416994060
ISBN10: 1416994068
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Love ties them together. Death can't tear them apart. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Logan's sudden death leaves Aura devastated. He's gone. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Well, sort of. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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 Loganand#8217;s violet-hued spirit still hanging around. Because dead Logan is almost as real as ever. andlt;Iandgt;Almostandlt;/Iandgt;. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;It doesn't help that Auraand#8217;s new friend Zachary is so understandingand#8212;and so very alive. His support means more to Aura than she cares to admit. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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 heartand#8230;and clues to the secret of the Shift.

Review:

"Sixteen-year-old Aura, the first child born after the 'Shift,' is in the vanguard of a change in human perception. Ghosts are now visible, everyday creatures, but perceptible only to those born after the Shift, creating a subtly delineated schism between generations. What the Shift was and why it occurred are still mysteries — very personal ones for unwilling pioneers like Aura. The uncomfortable questions turn excruciating when her boyfriend, Logan, dies of an accidental overdose. His ghost can give Aura some comfort, but it can't touch her or interact with the world the way the living Logan could — or the way a charming Scottish transfer student, Zachary, can. Though adult author Smith-Ready's occasionally racy YA debut resolves almost none of the issues surrounding the Shift, leaving the door open for future books, it is a fully satisfying read on its own, with well-developed, believable characters. Aura's grief, Logan's rage, and Zachary's wistfulness are expertly sketched. Perhaps even more impressive is the understatement of the paranormal premise — Smith-Ready changes the world completely by simply changing our ability to see. Ages 14 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

When her boyfriend dies a most untimely death, Aura--who can see ghosts--is forced to reconsider her relationship with the living and dead in SHADE.

Synopsis:

Jeri Smith-Ready has been writing fiction since the night she had her

first double espresso. A constant stream of caffeine has resulted in

six published novels, including Wicked Game and Eyes of Crow, which

have each won multiple awards in the fields of fantasy and romance.

Jeri will have her teen fiction debut in May 2010 with the Simon Pulse

release of Shade, a paranormal love story featuring a world of spirits

only the young can see. The sequel, Shift, will follow in 2011.

The next two years will also see the continuation of Jeri's fun and

sexy WVMP RADIO urban fantasy series from Pocket Books.

Jeri holds a master's in environmental policy and currently lives in

Maryland with her husband, cat, and the world's goofiest greyhound.

When not writing, she can usually be found--well, thinking about writing.

Find her at www.jerismithready.com or at ttp: //twitter.com/jsmithready.

Synopsis:

Aura can see ghosts. Born after the Shift, a little-understood event that enabled younger generations to communicate with the dead, Aura is relentlessly pursued by these violet-hued spirits. They need help to pass out of this world and into the next. And some are so angry they are on the verge of becoming Shades, dark vortexes of energy. But Aura just wants the ghosts to leave her alone so she can spend time with her boyfriend, Logan.

When Aura is paired with a new foreign-exchange student to research the Shift for a class project, she is determined to ignore her partner’s sexy Scottish accent and discover the cause of the Shift so she can reverse it.

Then Logan dies a most untimely death. Forced to reconsider her relationship with the living and the dead, Aura is caught in a love triangle with her violet-hued boyfriend and her hot research partner...one of whom may hold the key to reversing the Shift.

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Cherry Mischievous, August 6, 2010 (view all comments by Cherry Mischievous)
I would describe this book in a few words as: Tear jerker

Character development is good and right at the start I could really sympathise with the female protagonist for the pain she was going through. And anger for her that it ever happened. The author gives us characters who lingers in my head long after I finished reading the book... The author also weaves a very convincing world where ghosts feels so real to the reader. I would give the "suspension of disbelief" a 4.5 out of 5. The story itself though does not seem to have any clear structure where there is a central conflict and a climax. The story? I'd give it a 1.5 out of 5. The book feels like a simple retelling of events. I didn't want a history class, I want a story with a beginning, a middle and an end. The end therefore did not sufficiently close the story because there was not much of a story dilemma to close with. And it was sort of a cliffhanger, I would give the ending a 2 out of 5. The whole book reads like it is a first chapter of a bigger book.

The author knows how to play emotional manipulation with the reader though and I cried at about the last three quarters of the book. But this does not compensate for the fact that the story lacks a strong dilemma centrepoint. I would give the story-telling quality a 3.5 out of 5. I found this book to be a quick read and the pace to be nice and steady until you get towards the end where it gets quicker and quicker, which I like and is a definite plus. I enjoyed this book and would say the book has an overall entertainment value of 3.5 out of 5.

Cherry's Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416994060
Author:
Smith Ready, Jeri
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Author:
Smith-Ready, Jeri
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Social Issues - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Ghosts
Subject:
Ghost stories
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c jkt
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 14.14 oz
Age Level:
13-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Sixteen-year-old Aura, the first child born after the 'Shift,' is in the vanguard of a change in human perception. Ghosts are now visible, everyday creatures, but perceptible only to those born after the Shift, creating a subtly delineated schism between generations. What the Shift was and why it occurred are still mysteries — very personal ones for unwilling pioneers like Aura. The uncomfortable questions turn excruciating when her boyfriend, Logan, dies of an accidental overdose. His ghost can give Aura some comfort, but it can't touch her or interact with the world the way the living Logan could — or the way a charming Scottish transfer student, Zachary, can. Though adult author Smith-Ready's occasionally racy YA debut resolves almost none of the issues surrounding the Shift, leaving the door open for future books, it is a fully satisfying read on its own, with well-developed, believable characters. Aura's grief, Logan's rage, and Zachary's wistfulness are expertly sketched. Perhaps even more impressive is the understatement of the paranormal premise — Smith-Ready changes the world completely by simply changing our ability to see. Ages 14 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , When her boyfriend dies a most untimely death, Aura--who can see ghosts--is forced to reconsider her relationship with the living and dead in SHADE.
"Synopsis" by , Jeri Smith-Ready has been writing fiction since the night she had her

first double espresso. A constant stream of caffeine has resulted in

six published novels, including Wicked Game and Eyes of Crow, which

have each won multiple awards in the fields of fantasy and romance.

Jeri will have her teen fiction debut in May 2010 with the Simon Pulse

release of Shade, a paranormal love story featuring a world of spirits

only the young can see. The sequel, Shift, will follow in 2011.

The next two years will also see the continuation of Jeri's fun and

sexy WVMP RADIO urban fantasy series from Pocket Books.

Jeri holds a master's in environmental policy and currently lives in

Maryland with her husband, cat, and the world's goofiest greyhound.

When not writing, she can usually be found--well, thinking about writing.

Find her at www.jerismithready.com or at ttp: //twitter.com/jsmithready.

"Synopsis" by , Aura can see ghosts. Born after the Shift, a little-understood event that enabled younger generations to communicate with the dead, Aura is relentlessly pursued by these violet-hued spirits. They need help to pass out of this world and into the next. And some are so angry they are on the verge of becoming Shades, dark vortexes of energy. But Aura just wants the ghosts to leave her alone so she can spend time with her boyfriend, Logan.

When Aura is paired with a new foreign-exchange student to research the Shift for a class project, she is determined to ignore her partner’s sexy Scottish accent and discover the cause of the Shift so she can reverse it.

Then Logan dies a most untimely death. Forced to reconsider her relationship with the living and the dead, Aura is caught in a love triangle with her violet-hued boyfriend and her hot research partner...one of whom may hold the key to reversing the Shift.

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