Shift (Shade #2) by Jeri Smith-Ready
Release Date: May 3rd 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Page Count: Hardcover, 367 pagesGenre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
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. - Good Reads
Shade stopped very abruptly and Shift continues exactly where it left off. So, it's definitely a good idea to have this book handy as soon as you finish Shade! Just a tip!
Overall I really loved this book and felt it was just as good as the first. Perhaps some people may find themselves annoyed with Aura and her inability to get past her dead boyfriend in the form of a ghost, but in her shoes, I would have had the same difficulties. It would be horrible to have to look at him, know he's there, but know it won't last forever. It's too difficult to get closure and I can't fault her for having a difficult time moving on from him, despite her other love interests, which only seem to confuse her. Oh, yes. There almost becomes a love square in this book. It didn't bother me very much as I know it bothered others, mostly because I felt it was understandable. The third guy was an understandable choice. Weird and uncomfortable, yes, but I could see where she was coming from emotionally and it is quickly nipped in the bud.
Shift did have action that Shade did not, but I felt it still was largely focused on the triangle love theme between Aura, Logan and Zachary. There was a point of the book where I was really disgusted with Zachary and I almost felt as if Aura gave into him a little too quickly. The real action came later on in the book and we discover the answers to many questions that were raised in Book 1.
Overall, still a fabulous series so far. I can't wait until the next book comes out. 2012, come quicker!