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(Shade #2)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  6,510 Ratings  ·  637 Reviews
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 Aur

Hardcover, 367 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by Simon Pulse (first published April 28th 2011)
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Wendy Darling
1.5 stars The first book in this series was really entertaining. I liked the concept of a world in which kids born after a certain time period could all see ghosts, as well as the idea of exploring how difficult that reality might be for both the ghosts and the ones they leave behind. Aura's boyfriend Logan made a stupid mistake and paid for it with his life, leaving her full of guilt and unresolved feelings. In both the previous book and in this one, she has to find a way to help him come to te ...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
Anastasia シ
Oct 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
really really great book!
KJ Shadows

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

I apologized to Zach fanatics out there but after this book I'm more pro-logan then ever. Atleast for Logan he did not eye other females, he truely was about aura always. And is always there when she needs him not running away to "protect" her bullcrap. I will still buy Shine to see HOW the series surely out of the curiosity about the shift and her mother's past history. Anything else purely just makes me wish you had a stronger, wiser main character. But that can obviously never happen. Although I'm sure Zach is going to remain faithful and so in love in the next six months away from Aura. I have no doubt about that HAH!.

And that is why I gave my 2 stars. Disapointed is the word for it. If you read my long essay kudos to you =)

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Dec 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
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First of all, if you haven't read Shade, stop reading this review right now, and get on that! Not that this review is spoilery by any means, but Shade is awesome and you should definitely start there, since it's the beginning of the series and all.

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
Rating 2.5

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 :(
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review

Cover: Pretty
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.
Recommend Yes.
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
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good sequel, I didn't love the romance in this book because it always felt like Aura wasnt considering both boys feelings and just really self centred which is a shame cause I love Aura and think she is a strong character.
Aug 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: galley-grab
Since Logan turned shade it was almost as if time stopped for Aura. Her life was on pause as she waited for him to come back to her. Calling out for him, hoping that somehow he could hear her call. That once again she would be enough to bring him back.

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,
shady boots | #WatchPOSE
This review is also available over at my blog.


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
Mar 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
*4.25 stars*

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
Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
Jun 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying this book was awesome and I hope I do it justice.

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
Michele (Reading Lark/CanadianTwiMom)
Zachary has utterly left me speechless!!

Merged review:

My review can also now be found on Reading Lark:

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
Apr 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Jeri did a tremendous job with this. The way she handled Zach's pov was perfect. It was intimate and brilliant. Excellent.

Merged review:

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

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
May 07, 2011 added it
Recommends it for: YA Paranormal/Fantasy Fans, Ghost Story Geeks
Read this review at Smash Attack Reads!:

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
Princess Bookie
May 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read2011
My Thoughts: Wow, I did not think I could love Shift as much as I loved Shade. I ended up loving it even more. Shift was full of tears, happiness, anxiety, love, fear, romance, family.

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
Stephanie  G
May 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Seventeen years ago the world shifted and every one born after that date is able to see and hear ghost. Some ghost get agitated and shift in to shade a type of hell for ghost . So when Auras boyfriend is unable to pass on and becomes a shade, she will stop at nothing to help him come back to her as a ghost and pass on. But Logan may have other plans once he becomes a ghost again he finds he's not willing to let Aura go and will do everything in his power to stay with her. This just complicates t ...more
Jul 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
You can find this review and many others on my blog, The Reader's Antidote

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
Jun 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted at:

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

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
Elizabeth Drake
Apr 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing

This and other reviews can be found on Reading Between Classes

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
Rachel Loke
Oct 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
I can't decide whether to give this 3.5 or 4 stars, because my mind is just so incoherent right now, but I know if I don't write my review at this point, I'll forget what I want to say.

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
Jess (Gone with the Words)
Jul 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Read this review on my blog! --> Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready

Ok, so I picked up Shift right after finishing Shade. Good thing I had it ready to go (Thanks to Ginger of GReads!) because I was not through with these characters! Not by a long shot! I started the first 50 pages or so during my lunch break then proceeded to read straight through once I was home. I loved it!! But now I have to wait months for Shine!! *sobs*

Shift was focused on discovering more about Aura and Zachary’s connection to t
May 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I thought Shade, the first book in the trilogy, was good, but Shift is at least ten times better. This installment had more secrets, more romance and way more action than the first. In a nutshell, it was awesome.

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
May 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I'm not sure how to review this book because all I really want to do is gush about all its emotional awesomeness.

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
Jaime Arkin
3.5 stars...

This picks up shortly after the end of book one, and I'm going to try and do this without spoiling any of that book for you!

So in the first book, Aura's boyfriend dies suddenly and she struggles with that and also some new feelings for the new Scottish student, Zachary. (I also have feelings for this new Scottish student ... just saying)

In book two, Shift, Aura is focused on getting over the loss of Logan and moving on, and that seems to be the major focus here, even though there i
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
Reviewed for MM's by Sophie:

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
Sophie Riggsby / allthingsequilateral
*published on Mundie Moms on July 30, 2011*

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 bringin
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Jeri Smith-Ready has been writing fiction since the night she had her first double espresso. A steady stream of caffeine has produced twelve published novels for teens and adults since 2001.

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...)

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