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Shift (Shade, Book 2) Hardcover – May 3, 2011
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About the Author
Jeri lives in the rolling hills of Maryland with her husband and two cats, who often play tag-team "sit in the author's lap and keep her from writing." (The cats, that is, not the husband. Though actually...) When not writing, she's either out running or on Twitter.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
In between typical (and not so typical) teenage drama lies a mystery that will captivate readers entirely. The significance of Aura and Zachary's births, Aura's mother, The Shift, Stonehenge, one downright shocking secret, and so much more....the closer Aura came to discovering everything, the more hooked on the story I became. Shade delivered compelling and realistic characters, Shift came through with plenty of seductive secrets, and I have no doubt that Jeri Smith-Ready is going to give readers something spectacular with the next novel, Shine.
HIGHLIGHTS: Many of the characters grew in this installment. And Smith-Ready made a kilt sexy...which I didn't think was possible. Smith-Ready ends the story nicely, but leaves quite a few tantalizing hooks to keep readers curious for the third novel. All in all, these books are must-reads, so go check out the first novel if you haven't already!Read more ›
I have to say I liked this book a lot more than the first. Although still not a page-turner, it certainly had its moments that left me in awe and other times where I was deeply engrossed. In the end, I was definitely left wanting more.
Even though Zachary plays more of a part in this book, I still didn't get a real connection to him. He is nice and sweet, obviously a good choice for Aura, but I didn't get that swoon, love factor I like to get with guys from a book. I feel like the story is more about the Shift, Aura's part in it all, and what the future holds for this society.
I think you'll find the plot interesting enough to finish this series through until the end. Aura is a great character herself, very determined and strong-willed. I'm intrigued and can't wait to see how it ends.
It is difficult to write a review for a second book in a series without mentioning an event or two that occurred in the first book. There may be some spoilers from book one in this review, so please continue at your own risk. I've tried very hard to be as spoiler-free as possible.
SHIFT starts off where SHADE ended. Literally. The transition between the books is seamless and there is no awkward retelling of book one events in the first few chapters as can be the case in some series.
The thing that excites me most about this book is the character development of the two main male characters in the series. Logan is almost unrecognizable from who he was before his death in SHADE. To simply say he matures is really doing an injustice to his growth and the events that are a catalyst to his maturity.
And Zachary. Where to begin? Well, there are some heartbreaking moments with Zachary in this installment. But here's the thing: They needed to happen. A boy can only be so patient with a girl that is being pretty darn wishy-washy in this whole love triangle business. Aura kinda gets her just deserts. In addition to Aura's indecisive heart, Zachary has to consider the ramifications their relationship will have on the WHOLE WORLD! That's a tough call, kids. Even with the heartbreak felt in SHIFT, Zachary is very, very close to becoming my favorite fictional boyfriend of all time.
Aura is still Aura.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For some reason, this book took me a while to read. I'd get absorbed in it but when I came up for air, I'd have read way less pages than I thought. Read morePublished on May 21, 2014 by A. Howell
But for us adult women this is a great series. I love the characters and the story is really a very unique one!Published on March 9, 2014 by Amanda Condie
I don’t know how Jeri Smith-Ready does it, but Shift was another one sitting read book. Shift enthralls you from the very first page to the very last. Read morePublished on February 7, 2014 by Teresa
You know how some middle series books slow down as they set the stage for the final one? Yeeeeah... That's so not the case with Shift. I mean, yes - it IS the middle book. Read morePublished on October 25, 2013 by Krista
I was so excited to read this sequel to Shade! The first book was wonderful, and I think I put off reading this for so long because I knew the third and final book in the trilogy... Read morePublished on April 23, 2013 by Kayla
*Minor Spoilers for the previous book in the series
Right when I was feeling Paranormal YA didn't have that much to offer me anymore and I got to... Read more
I waited for what felt like FOREVER to read this book. I loved Shade! Well, it was worth the wait. Shift was even better than Shade.
So much happens in this book. Read more
I read Shade awhile back and it has taken me way too long to read Shift! I adored Shade and it was one of my favorite reads of the year, so it was no surprise to me how much I... Read morePublished on December 23, 2012 by The Book Scout