Sunday, April 24, 2011

Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready

ShadeShade (Shade #1)
Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 309
Rating: 75 Bajillion Stars!(no.joke. i am not over exaggerating...or using a hyperbole! 75 bajillion stars is what i said, 75 bajillion stars is what i meant!) 
Team: LOGAN! <3 Sexiest boy ever! 
Love ties them together. Death can't tear them apart.

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.

Logan's sudden death leaves Aura devastated. He's gone.

Well, sort of.

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 Logan's violet-hued spirit still hanging around. Because dead Logan is almost as real as ever. Almost.

It doesn't help that Aura's new friend Zachary is so understanding—and so very alive. His support means more to Aura than she cares to admit.

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 heart...and clues to the secret of the Shift.~ Goodreads....umm more like GREAT READS for this book! :) 

So, this is my favoritest book ever. Ever. EVER!  Shade is absolutely stunning. Magnificent is also good word for it. Wondrous would work well too. No,  no  it’s AMAZBATABULOUS!  (amaze balls & fantabulous! I really don’t know how else to describe it!  This book is in a league of it’s own. I love it so, so much. I don’t think “love” is a strong enough word! 

Shade has everything, its witty, cute, HOT (man, some of the scenes…are they even legal to write? My pages almost burst into flames due to excessive hotness!) Oh yes, and this book is so heart-wrenchingly sad, I was an emotional wreck for days. No. Lie. 

The characters in this book are so amazing, i swear to goodness i have never read i story where the characters were so well developed. I want to be friends with Aura! She is one of those characters you just want to be happy. She is so down-to-earth and just comes across as being such a nice & genuine person. That poor girl goes through so much in this book….you cant help feeling sorry for her. If you don’t like Aura...then I don’t like you. FOR. REAL. Aura is bomb. I mean she has to deal with seeing ghosts, my boyfriends…umm…I mean… her boyfriends death, stupid shit people say about said death, her (at times) unsupportive aunt, and a hot Scottish boy that wants to jump her bones. I don’t know how she managed to make it to the end of the book, if I was her I would have had a nervous breakdown (OH, WAIT! I did.) She is one strong girl, but Logan’s death, she is so conflicted you can't help but feel that way too.

Even though Logan was only alive for what, the first three chapters, I was already IN LOVE with him. When he died…it had to be the worst moment in book history. I knew it was going to happen, I knew it was coming, but it still crushed my heart.  AH! Why Logan, why!? *cries!* Excuse me… *sniffle* can I please have a minute….

Never have I EVER been so enamored by a character. Logan’s scenes literally, like, touch my SOUL. I have also never been so moved or overwhelmed by a character like I have Logan. Something about him is just so uniquely amazing....Anything & everything he does or says I re-read like 26 times because he is just that incredible. It must be the exceptional way in which Jeri writes….but honestly….I think he’s actually real….and she keeping him from me! :P 

Besides Logan, the other boy is pretty fantastic too! Zachary was there for me….errr…I mean he was there for Aura when she needed him the most. And he was sweet and funny and had that damn sexy accent! I think Zach is good for Aura….but….Logan just owns my heart! Forever.

I could basically talk about this mind-blowing book for days because, “it’s amazing and horrible and bizarre and beautiful.”

This was my first supernatural ghost story and it left me speechless! (mostly because I was too busy crying!) With so many vampire & werewolf  *gag* stories out there these days, I think Shade literally shines brighter than all of them. The storyline actually has MEANING and DEPTH to it, you can’t help but love it once you read it. I could not recommend this book anymore. If you don’t read it, you are truly missing out on one of THE best stories ever written!

I promise you will NOT be disappointed and if you are... well then... you can give me a virtual slap! (but that will NOT happen!) 

1 comment:

  1. seriously awesome review. hilarious. and now i can not wait to read this serious. and logan. ah. fictional boys are the bomb.