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.
I have some awesome Shade & Shift swag to giveaway thanks to the awesome Jeri Smith Ready.
*A signed Shade bookmark
*A signed Shift bookmark
*A signed sticker of Shade
*An Enthralled postcard signed by Jeri Smith Ready
*A signed book with Shade on one side and Shift on the other
*A signed sticker of Shade
*A Keeley Brothers Sticker
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Shade by @jsmithready Review & #Giveaway via @teamwolf1988 http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.com/2011/10/review-shade-by-jeri-smith-ready.html?spref=tw
-Swag provided by Jeri Smith Ready
-Giveaway is International
-Giveaway closes 10th November