Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready

Shade- Jeri Smith-Ready
Age group- 14+/YA
Pages- 309
Published by Simon & Shuster
Learn about it  here
Buy It here
Rating- 4 stars


Like all teenagers and children born after the shift, Aura has a special talent, she can see and here ghosts. The fact that ghosts exist is a normal thing now, and everything relates to them. Places are "black boxed" and people wear red to repel them, Aura's Job even relys on them. Shes a translator for a law firm, translating what the ghost is saying in court, so that they can resolve matters after their death. Shes devoted her time to figuring out how the shift happened and how to reverse it. all until a certain ghost changes everything.

Aura's at her boyfriend, Logan's birthday party when something devastating happens. He dies. He's gone from auras world, well, almost, see Logan died suddenly, and hes not ready to move on. Auras not either. Dead Logan is almost as real as ever, and shes not ready to let go quite yet, and a hot foreign exchange student, Zachary, makes holding on to Logan a lot harder than she thought.
This book really surprised me. It was better than I thought it would be. I liked  how everyone  could see the ghosts, and all the technology they had for them. The plot and ending was very good also, although a bit predictable. The author is pretty good, but not the best. I haven't read any thing else though from her though, so I may be mistaken.

Overall this book is pretty good, I think If it had anything else as a subject then it would have been 2 stars, but the whole world Jeri made up was pretty cool, thats the main reason I liked it. You can tell she spent a lot of time on the details and how everything works. I love authers who let their immagination run wild, and pull it off. The setting had very fue holes, the plot moved quickly, even though i don think she characterised well enough, I was satisfyed with the book, and if she comes out with A sequel. (im pretty sure she will) I'll read that one also.

xo Dana

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