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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Jaime's review of Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready


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 Aura needs them both to uncover the mystery of her past—the mystery of the Shift.
As Aura’s search uncovers new truths, she must decide whom to trust with her secrets…and her heart. Excerpt from goodreads.

Jaime's review...

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 that will leave you with a pile of Kleenex next to you.

The connection I felt with these characters was just so real I could feel Aura's anguish over having to chose between Logan and Zachary and I also felt their pain with decisions they had to make. I also enjoyed getting to know Dylan (Logan's little brother) more I loved the scenes with him and Aura his awkwardness made me laugh and his desire to protect Aura was heartwarming. I really loved seeing the growth in other characters as well like Mickey and Siobhan. Of course there were the baddies from the DMP who were up to no good like usual.

The story unfolds so effortlessly between the love triangle which has become even more complicated with the addition of a few other people and the story about Aura and Zachary researching the shift and why it happened. There are some interesting discoveries and some disturbing clues that they find by the end of the book. You'll want to grab a copy of Shine and read it so you can find out what happens too bad we have to wait a year to read the conclusion which I know will be epic! Shift comes out May 3rd so remember to put it on your to buy list. Go to bookstores, order it from Amazon I don't care how you buy the book but BUY IT you will not be disappointed.  I don't normally rate reviews on the blog but this definitely deserves an off the charts 5 stars!

I received this copy of Shift from Jeri Smith-Ready for review it does not reflect on my review in any way.

http://www.amazon.com/Shift-Shade-Book-Jeri-Smith-Ready/dp/1416994084/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1303416665&sr=8-1

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Shift/Jeri-Smith-Ready/e/9781416994084/?itm=5&USRI=jeri+smith-ready

http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?sku=1416994084

12 comments:

  1. Great review and need to start this series :)

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  2. Best series in the history of ever! Jeri is a freakin genius & knows how to write a damn good book! I am so scared to read SHIFT cuz i don't want my baby Logan to get hurt or WORSE cross over!! *cries!* i know i will bawl like a baby when i read it. Thanks for the tip about the kleenex Jaime!

    I really liked Dylan in the last book so I'm excited to read more about him!

    Plus! I need to know how Aura is connected to the SHIFT! <3

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  3. @Julie you do it's a truly amazing story!

    @Brooke yep you'll need a whole box ;) I cried quite a bit.

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  4. Yay! You finished it! I have to read this next week so I only read the first paragraph of your review but loved it! And am completely avoiding your CoFA review as I STILL haven't read it ;)

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  5. I swear Rachel there's absolutely no spoilers in the review so read on :D yeah I haven't gotten to CoFA yet either.

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  6. Okay, I read it. More complicated. Oh no! And I didn't realize it was only going to be a trilogy!

    Loved the review. But you made me want to throw away my entire schedule and read it now! (And maybe re-read Shade first.)

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  7. I didn't cry...I'm not a book cryer, only a select few have gotten me to cry.

    Anywho.. I ADORE SHIFT as well <3 oh my god, the river SCENE... KILLED me <3 hahah. Though, I still like Logan more =P

    I loved Dylan as well! I LOVED his role in this book, fantastic!

    Great review =D .. can't wait for Shine =D

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  8. Mmm yes river scene *swoons* love my Zach!

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  9. Sounds really good! Did you not review the first book "Shade"? I saw both of Patricia's reviews and I am adding them to my To-read list. I like to read a review with excitement. You really know when a book is truly good if someone shows excitement in their review!

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  10. No I didn't review Shade but I read it over a year ago when it came out. We didn't have the blog then. I absolutely loved both books and I can't wait for Shine :) Jeri's one of my favorite authors :D

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