Shift [Book Review]

ShiftTitle: Shift
Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 1416994084
Pages: 384
Year: 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Source: Library
Rating: 5/5


Note: I am using the publisher’s summary because every time I tried to write one it was super spoilery.

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.

My Thoughts:

I loved Shade. But I ADORED Shift. There is some HOTNESS in this one, guys. Once again, I am impressed with Smith-Ready’s bold choices in a YA novel not to shy away from topics that other authors tiptoe around (um, the river?).

The story is interesting, the characters are likeable, the love interests have chemistry, and the world-building is informative without being obvious. What else could you ask for?

This is one of those books I literally couldn’t put down. I read it in one day (a rare feat for little old me) and my husband was constantly teasing me for smiling the whole time. This is just such an enjoyable series (do I really have to wait until NEXT summer for the last book – can someone do something about that please?).

BTW, I came out of Shade clearly on Team Zachary but Shift made me love Logan a little more. I still prefer Zachary (people, the CHEMISTRY) but I get the argument now.

I am having a hard time articulating why I love this series so much. This is not just another paranormal YA romance. I want to make you all read it immediately so that you just get it. And have I mentioned the hotness?

Others’ Thoughts: GReads!; Anna Reads; Makeshift Bookmark; Presenting Lenore

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