Review: Shade by Jeri Smith Ready & Giveaway

Where can I start with how awesome Shade by Jeri Smith Ready is. First off I have to admit Shade has been on my TRL for a while and the main reason I got around to bumping it up the TRL was via contact with the author on twitter. She kindly replied to my tweets and I saw all the love she was getting about her series that I thought why not check it out of the library straight away and start it, and am so glad I did. Once I started reading it I was engrossed by the story.

The story surrounds Aura a girl who can see ghosts. However she is not the only one. On the Winter Solstice over sixteen years ago something happened meaning that anyone born after this can now see ghosts. Anyone born before that time can't see ghosts (even if they could see ghosts before) The ghosts are of people who have died suddenly not of those who knew they where going to die.

Aura is a normal sixteen year old girl (who hates seeing ghosts) with normal teenage issues. Like is she ready to have sex with her "rockstar" boyfriend Logan. Aura decides the time is right and decides that their special night will be the night of Logan's seventeenth birthday. Logan is in a band called the Keeley Brothers with his brother Mickey, sister Siobhan and his friend Bryan. And on the night of Logan's birthday his band plays a gig in front of major record labels. The gig goes well and his band gets an offer. Back at Logan's house everyone is celebrating and Logan gets drunk and when he and Aura got to have sex, lets just say he can't perform. He doesn't want to let Aura down and does something stupid to try and help the situation and dies!

Logan is now a ghost. Aura now thinks maybe its a blessing she can see ghosts as a ghost Logan is better than know Logan at all. Step in handsome Scottish exchange student Zachary. Zachary and Aura have to work on a school project together and from the start you can see that Aura and Zachary has a connection. Thus starts the boy drama. Along with the boy drama Aura is trying to figure out why the Shift happened (when everyone started seeing ghosts) and there is shocking surprises and revelations along the way.

I really enjoyed Shade and loved the concept of Jeri- Smith Ready's ghosts, they weren't your typical scary ghosts. Ghosts can "go bad" though if they Shade like which can get quite scary and deadly for the ghost seeing generation.  The characters were relateable and it wasn't all about the shift and the ghosts even though this is the mean story but there was teenage and moral issues as well. I think Jeri Smith Ready is an amazingly talented author and I can't wait to read more of her books.

Overall Shade was an exciting, amazing and engrossing story.

5/5 Butterflies

Giveaway Closed!

I have some awesome Shade & Shift swag to giveaway thanks to the awesome Jeri Smith Ready.

Prize one:

*A signed Shade bookmark
*A signed Shift bookmark
*A signed sticker of Shade
*An Enthralled postcard signed by Jeri Smith Ready

Prize two:

*A signed book with Shade on one side and Shift on the other
*A signed sticker of Shade
*A Keeley Brothers Sticker

To Enter:

*You must be a GFC follower (Leave GFC follower name)
*Comment below on my review of Shade

Extra Entry:

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-Swag provided by Jeri Smith Ready
-Giveaway is International
-Giveaway closes 10th November


  1. Man O man this is a great giveaway! I am a GFC follower as veltara.
    I tweeted!/scarletredwill/status/128257042136834050
    Thanks for the chance.

    How appropriate a story of Ghosts in the month for all things scary....This book had me at Scottish exchange student.....LOVE IT!

  2. Really Want to read this now lol :) Amazing Review :) xxx

  3. I really need to read this! Its been on my pile for ages and I've seen so many great reviews

    The Cait Files

  4. I'm always a sucker for a good ghost story!!/alterlisa/status/128280428602863616

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway! Have a wonderful day!


  6. I follow your blog with GFC. Have a wonderful day!


  7. thanks for the giveaway

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  8. I heard good things about Shade. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. Thank you for the chance to win! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom GFC Krystal Larson

  10. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  11. Great review! :) I have not read these books yet, but I do want to, soon :D So thank you so much for this giveaway. <3 GFC: Carina Olsen.
    Love, Carina ~

  12. Wow! What a great giveaway!

    I've just finished devouring the audiobooks for both Shade and Shift - and boy, did I fell in love! Not only the stories are great, the voice actress aces it as well. I mean, I slept barely 4 hours for a couple of days, because I was busy listening to Jeri's tales!

    So, thanks for this chance ;)

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  13. GFC: Nylez

    Sometimes when we have a lot of books waiting to be read, we tend to not know which one's to read first! Then after reading a certain book, we get the reaction "why haven't i started you long time ago! LOL! it appens to me a lot!
    Based on your review, it seems like a good read on this Halloween season with the ghost seeing thing. Infused with romance. Tanks for this giveaway! I am not familiar with the author but i want to try reading this book!Good LUck to all of us! ^_^


  14. thanks for making this international!
    graet raview!!

  15. Like Nylez above, I would like to give Jeri Smith-Ready a try. I'll be sure to pick up one of her books for my Halloween reads. Thanks for making this giveaway international. You made all of us readers abroad happy. ;)

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  16. Thanks for the chance!

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  17. Thanks for the great giveaway!! My fav. scary read is IT by Stephen King

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  18. Lovely to have multiple winners. I don't believe I've heard of this one.
    Pabkins @ Mission to Read

  19. Your review makes me want to read it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. Would absolutely love this!

    am a follower via GFC


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  21. i really love ghosts stories, though i get scared easily. haha

    looks like you enjoyed reading the book :) i hope to read Shade too, soon.

    im a blog follower
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  22. I still haven't read theese books, but they're on my wishlist!

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  23. Great review! This book is wonderful. :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. *I'm a GFC follower - Aik

    *Thanks for your review of Shade! Now I find it even more interesting than before. I must read this book sometime soon.

    *Tweet: +2!/aikchien/status/129512521278304256

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  25. I really, really want to read this booK! :)

    thanks for the review + giveaway. :)

    gfc follower: @maidenveil


  26. Sounds like a great book! I might have to get it.

    GFC Follower: Kayla27

  27. I am loving the series so far so I would lovesome awesome swag!
    GFC (cherry^^)

    Vivian M

  28. Gfc- Francine Anchondo
    Your review makes me want to read this


  29. This looks really interesting, and I'd love to read it!

    GFC Lisa Manning

    lhoffpauir at gmail

  30. Wow Shade looks freaking awesome!
    Your rating of 5 butterflies definitely makes it a worthy read!

    GFC name: chingz

    +2 Tweet:!/sotongching/status/130505722533396480


    Thanks for this giveaway! :D

  31. GFC: Janiera
    This book sounds really great especially with a 5 star rating attached.

  32. Thank you so much for the giveaway! The book sounds really good but poor Logan i just imagine him dying while trying for you know lol! And them being all jealous for the new guy, oh God that totally sucks haha!
    - I'm GFC follower: Gisele Alvarado
    - tweeted:!/Gisselle_Alv/status/131560960589709314


  33. GFC follower: nicolesender
    I haven't read a good ghost story for a while. Shade has an interesting twist regarding ghosts; I look forward to reading the book.

  34. tweet!/minibea/status/133479158289408000

  35. Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    GFC: Jeanne

    I don´t like the cover at all. But the review is great and i would love to read it.

  36. I haven't read this book yet, it must be great series! Thank you for the giveaway!
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  37. The book sounds interesting! I like your review too. I can hardly wait ot read this one! :)