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Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready

Shift (Shade, Book 2)Aura is determined to find out what caused the Shift. And she would be getting pretty far in her research—if it weren’t for the other drama in her life. She feels partly responsible for her dead boyfriend Logan’s transformation to a shade and knows that he needs her more than ever, but, at the same time, she can’t deny her growing attraction to Zachary. Then the impossible happens, and suddenly Logan is back. Aura is convinced that she has played a vital part in Logan’s return, but she’s not sure who she can trust with this secret. And now there are two very different boys vying for her affection. With love and secret family histories in the mix, all that Aura really knows is that it’s going to be a very hectic search for the truth.

I enjoyed Shade, but I definitely enjoyed its sequel Shift a lot more. Shade appealed to me as a reader because of its unique take on ghosts. Shift builds upon this world and then includes family intrigue, threats from some sneaky government organizations, as well as some pretty sexy romance. I became absolutely immersed in the plot because Aura’s character felt so realistic to me. Despite the increasing amount of complexities in her life, Aura repeatedly rose to the challenge and grew in the process. As a result, I liked Aura and her story that much more. Smith-Ready masterfully manipulates the plot to keep readers on the edge of their seats with many new surprises. I think it’s safe to say that Shift really thrilled me, and now I can’t wait for the continuation of Aura’s story to learn the secrets of the Shift.

Fans of Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready will not want to miss its sequel in Shift, nor will readers who enjoyed the Skinjacker trilogy by Neal Shusterman and Ruined by Paula Morris.

Rating: 4.25

Review copy from Simon & Schuster Galley Grab

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Kelsey said...

I loved the first book in the series and can't wait to read this :)

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