Shift (Shade #2)
Logan and Zachary will fight to be the one by her side, but Aur...more
What to say, what to say...
Okay, to be honest here, I do like this series, it has all the elements I look for in a good read; swoon-worthy characters, a complex plot and strong writing and I simply adore Logan. But! This book made me dizzy and it felt completely different from the first. With Logan it's- he's a shade, he's a ghost, he's alive?
With Aura, she's basically messed-up throughout this book and flip-flops between Logan, Zach and even had a moment with another character. I since...more
I loved Shade, absolutely loved it, and even after reading several books, it still always stuck out there. The story and it's characters.... it was easy to fall into and hard to fall out! As much as I loved Shade, I have to say that Shift really took i...more
OK..Now before you think I'm a hater and go ballistic on me I'm going to explain WHY I gave this book a two star rating instead of three stars which was what I originally planned on giving it. I will have some spoilers but I will block those out for those of you who have not read it.
First off let me start out by saying I loved the first book of this series. Especially since it got review from PC Cast one of my fav authors, I was excited to get into this series. I'm definately pro-logan of cour...more
Shift was just an okay read for me. The concept is unique and I love the paranormal element of the storyline. The writing was fast paced and full of suspense. However this time I felt that there was too much relationship drama and it annoyed me to the point I thought about giving it up. Just when you thought things would settle down with Aura and her love life and new problem would appear and completely overwhelm the story. Very disappointing :(
Rating PG-13 for subject matter
Thumbs Up 5 glowing stars
Overall: Love it!
Characters: As great as before.
Plot: Talk about a roller coaster ride.
Page Turner: Yes, definitely.
Series Cont.? Yes, absolutely.
Book Boyfriend: Still Zach
SUMMARY (50 word or less)
This is up to be one of my favorite series ever. What can I say but this book is full of drama. My mouth was gaping opening for most of the book unable to accept all that I was reading/hearing. Jeri Sm...more
WOO, I'm on a roll. I finished this book in like 4 hours or something? Can't believe it. xD
I just had to read this book straight away after the ending-that-doesn't-even-deserve-to-be-called-an-ending that happened in book one. I simply just could not deal with waiting. I would say this book is better than the first one, but at the same time, it's, well . . . not better. If that makes any sense. Let me clarify.
Hokay. So. The book...more
Last year I fell utterly and completely in love with Jeri Smith-Ready's Shade. It was my favourite book of 2010. Hands down. Naturally I was looking forward to Shift, the sequel that will be out this May. However, this kind of gleeful level of anticipation is a double-edged sword. Will the sequel be as good as the first one? Will I be disappointed? Will I lose faith in the author?
I've burned out on many sequels recently. I'm pleased to report that this was not the case with Shift. I loved this b...more
Book 1 in the series, Shade, ended on a bloody cliffhanger. Which meant I had to begin reading this one kind of right away. And duuuude, the first 100 pages or so were AMAZING. So good I could barely stop reading. In this book, (as we find out in Book 1) after Logan fails to pass on and has turned into a Shade, he comes back to Aura after three months, and somehow changes back into a ghost. And then, BAM!, he turns into a flesh-and-blood human for fifteen minutes, during which Aura a...more
I loved Shade and the world Jeri created with the pre and post shifters so I couldn't wait to read Shift and I was not disappointed! Picking up Shift was like coming home. Shift picks up a couple of months after Shade ended and digs right back into the story. There are some amazing moments of steamy passion, mixed with action scenes that have you gripping the sides of your chair, as well as some utterly heartbreaking moments...more
Logan had been her entire life, her past and her future. And even though she might have been ready to let him go, to let him move on so that she could finally learn how to live her life without him, she never wanted his existence to be in the dark,...more
There is much more emotion in this book. My heart broke for Aura, especially, because of the ugly situation that she’s in. Love triangles are never easy, but Aura’s predicament takes the cake. She is truly stuck between holding on to her first love and desperately trying to move on at the same time. Logan will always remain in her heart, but she can’t deny the ache she feels when Zach is not near. Zach is a passiona...more
In Shade we were introduced to the world of anyone under 18 can see ghosts. In Shift, we start to discover why the Shift happened. Aura and Zach are trying to find out why they are in the middle of it and how it effects them. Logan is also back and for 15 minutes every so often he becomes solid. A real live person...more
My review can also now be found on Reading Lark: http://readinglark.blogspot.ca/2012/0...
Another favourite to add to my shelf!
I have been enjoying a really great roll of good books lately... and I have to confess I was a little worried about Shift because it was the second book in the Shade trilogy... and we all know how painful second books can be... but upon closing Shift, I can say that my roll with awesome books continues!
Sure there was...more
I'm going to start this review with a confession. I LOVE Jeri Smith-Ready. She is one of those authors that brings out the fan-girl-with-stalker-tendencies in me. (I am mostly kidding here.) Her writing is magical and touches the same part of me that made me drop everything and obsess over Edward Cullen. It's THAT good.
It is difficult to write a review for a second book in a series without mentioning an event or two that occurred in the first book...more
I have a really dramatic statement to make. I know, you're shocked, right? But honestly, I think Jeri Smith-Ready may kill me one of these days. Seriously. Her books completely break me down and leave me red-faced, bleary-eyed, and yet, oddly happy.
I loved, LOVED book one of the series, SHADE. One of my favorite books, ever. So, when I started to read SHIFT, I r...more
“Hey. Do not. I repeat. Do. Not. Panic. There’s nothing to be scared of. This is just your average everyday fucking miracle.” ~Logan Keeley
And this is why I love this series.
Let me go ahead and say SCREW ZACHARY AND LOGAN! I’m a team DYLAN! I’ve never come across a love triangle where the two guys were such complete assholes. Both of them! Ugh!
Let’s take a closer look at the clowns:
Logan: I liked the Logan from Shade. Yes, he was impulsive, childish but I got the sense he truly loved Aura. But in Shift we really get to see that Logan is a spotlight loving, selfish douchebag. Everything he does he is only thinking about him...more
This is a joint review with SHADE
Despite its paranormal element, the world of Shade and Shift is one that's easily believable, the existence of ghosts explained in such a matter-of-fact way we have no choice but to accept the parameters set for us and get immersed in a tale of love and loss, pain and joy, and life and death. Because we know Logan's passing is inevitable from the beginning, the weight of this knowledg...more
I'll start off with my favourite character in Shift: Logan. Boy, has he developed and matured as a person in this book. He finally learns to think about others and he learns truly what it means to love someone enough to let them go towards the end of the book. I nearly teared up every time I read the bits where h...more
In Shift, we find out more about the origins of The Shift and Aura’s and Zachary’s roles in it. Jeri’s well established world-building skills are showcased in the how she weaves her ghostly mythology in and out of key points in their lives. As a reader, I delighted in turning a page only to discover a key element that made everything before it make even more sense.
And Jeri brings us not only a Love Triangle but a Love Square (of sorts). Without bringing in any spoiler...more
If I thought Shade was emotionally intense, then Shift left me stupefied. We're left with a pretty gnarly cliffhanger in the end of Shade and Shift picks up right where it left off. I don't want to spoil it for anyone so pardon my cryptic-ness *made up word* but something happens to Logan's ghost that flips Aura's world yet again and makes it even more difficult to choose between her...more
In Shift Aura finds herself in an even more difficult situation that before. She has started pulling away from Zachary out of worry and stress about the current shade state of her dead boyfriend Logan. Will all that is going on, even she can't figure out who it is that she loves, never...more
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Cover Impressions: This cover is better than the predecessor but I am still not a fan. Come on publishers! The authors write fantastic books and you put crappy covers on them (or crappy books and beautiful covers - GET IT TOGETHER!). The cover model seems a little to grown up and the back-on-to-the-camera-looking-over-my-shoulder pose has been done and done. At least she doesn't have a tattoo.
The Gist: Shift picks up a few months aft...more
I can't even tell you how much I adore the first book, Shade (except if you read my review here, I guess), and it's so hard to believe that Shift can beat that! I became even more attached to all the characters in this book because they're all so real and well-developed.
This series is home to one of the most fascinating worlds I've ever read...more
Honest-to-God wishing my boyfriend was Scottish right now. I even slept on this review, and it's still true. Zachary is one of my favorite YA guys, also because he's so sweet. This book, though, definitely didn't show him in the best light at times. I can count on one hand how many times I wanted to punch him, but they were big deals. I can't say much else about Zach without spoiling.
Logan was annoying as crap. It's made o...more
Jeri lives in Maryland with her husband and two cats, who often play tag-team "sit in the author's lap and keep her from writing." (The cats, that is, not the husband. Though, actually...)