Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready

72%

33 Critic Reviews

Jeri is one of the few authors that manage to bring tears to my eyes.
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Synopsis

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.

 

About Jeri Smith-Ready

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Jeri Smith-Ready is the award-winning author of the Shade trilogy, the WVMP Radio series, and the Aspect of Crow trilogy. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two cats. Like many of her characters, Jeri loves music, movies, and staying up very, very late. Visit her at JeriSmithReady.com or follow her on Twitter at @jsmithready.
 
Published May 3, 2011 by Simon Pulse. 386 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Shift
All: 33 | Positive: 28 | Negative: 5

Luxury Reading

Below average
Reviewed by Jennifer Jensen on May 19 2011

Though Jeri Smith-Ready does give a bit of a recap of the first book, it isn’t enough to keep new readers from getting really lost.

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Paranormal Haven

Good
Reviewed by Athenna on May 30 2011

There is no dull moment in this book, you get completely sucked in.

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Chick Loves Lit

Good
Reviewed by Shanyn on Jun 21 2012

I started Shift immediately after finishing Shade. There was no stopping me.

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Good Choice Reading

Good
Reviewed by Damaris on Mar 04 2011

Jeri Smith Ready delivered an amazing sequel. Loved it!

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Me, My Shelf and I

Good
Reviewed by Amber on Mar 24 2012

It appears over the 2 days I spent reading SHADE and SHIFT I failed to properly take care of my home.

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The Reader Bee

Below average
Reviewed by Christy on May 03 2011

I didn’t love the characters in this book . . . Aura was so undecided on everything; she had no clue what she wanted. It seems like all she thinks about is sex.

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YA Bound

Good
Reviewed by Trisha Wolfe on Apr 11 2011

Ready is brilliant! Her characters are real. Her plot is simply amazing and full of powerful twists, and the love triangle is one to die for!

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A Bookworm's Haven

Good
Reviewed by Meaghan on May 09 2011

I was once again sucked into this world and could not leave until I read it cover to cover.

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Confessions of a Bookaholic

Good
Reviewed by Jessica on May 02 2011

The plot continues to amaze me and I'm not sure how I will ever wait for book 3.

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Reading Writing Breathing

Good
Reviewed by HD on Apr 25 2012

Shift is a worthy sequel to Shade, full of twists and turns and jam-packed with emotion!

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Fluttering Butterflies

Good
Reviewed by Clover on Oct 19 2011

This book is absolutely brilliant and I cannot wait for the next.

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Zoe's Book Reviews

Below average
Reviewed by Zoe on May 10 2011

The only real problem I have with this story is the main character Aura.

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Gypsy Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Ashelynn on Apr 29 2012

When I read Shade, I thought the sequel wouldn't live up to its amazingness; I was wrong.

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The Garden of Books

Good
Reviewed by Lisa on Oct 08 2011

There were some huge changes and surprises that will leave you gasping and rereading sections.

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Poetry to Prose

Excellent
Reviewed by Stephanie on May 19 2011

...Logan is still the one that makes me cry. I felt that there was more of his friendship with Aura in this one which only added to how bittersweet their relationship is.

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The Reading Geek

Good
Reviewed by Traci on Aug 27 2012

The plot was paced much faster and there were quite a few unexpected twists.

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A Beautiful Madness

Good
Reviewed by Beautiful Madness on Jul 03 2012

Jeri Smith-Ready blew my mind with this book . . . It is simply captivating and addicting.

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My Overstuffed Bookshelf

Good
Reviewed by Amy on Jun 10 2012

I smiled. I cried. I cheered. I cried some more.

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Confessions of a Vi3t Babe

Good
Reviewed by Vivian on Apr 05 2012

A great sequel to a standout trilogy, I loved it.

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YA Book Queen

Below average
Reviewed by Lea on Sep 12 2011

Despite the incredible chemistry2, the boy drama got to be a bit much every now and then.

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Dreaming of Books

Good
Reviewed by Jenny on Jul 13 2011

The last third of the book was especially fast paced and action packed with lots of twists and revelations.

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The Book Scout

Good
Reviewed by Kelsey on Aug 16 2012

I stayed up until 2 AM reading Shift and I was an emotional mess by the time I turned the last page.

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IB Book Blogging

Good
Reviewed by Bailey on Jan 12 2012

Jeri Smith-Ready has done it again! She seamlessly weaves together a tragic and heartfelt story full of surprises and romance that singes the pages.

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Parajunkee

Good
Reviewed by Fee Mae on Jun 01 2011

The paranormal, romance, mystery and strength of this series will have you on the edge of your seat. This is a nonstop action packed emotion read.

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What's on the Bookshelf

Good
Reviewed by Jen on May 03 2011

Jeri is one of the few authors that manage to bring tears to my eyes.

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Kelsey's Cluttered Bookshelf

Good
Reviewed by Kelsey on Jul 26 2012

Highly recommended for YA fans of paranormal, ghosts and romance.

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Girls on YA Books

Good
Reviewed by Jaiden on Aug 15 2012

Incredibly unique from the writing, the ghostly twist and the love that breaks your heart and manages to survive even death.

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Makeshift Bookmark

Good
Reviewed by Jen on May 03 2011

The emotion, the angst, the sadness, the hope, the uncertainty. HOW could anyone ever outdo such a masterful piece of work?

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Bookloversity Reviews

Below average
Reviewed by cleverpretender on Jul 28 2012

Some of the turns and twists were painfully obvious for me long before they got obvious for Aura.

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omfg!books

Good
Reviewed by Becca H on May 11 2012

I'm always wary of reading the sequels to the first in a book of a series that I love because I'm worried it won't wow me as much as the first one. This wasn't the case with Shift.

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Some Like it Paranormal

Good
Reviewed by Jennifer Messerschmidt on Jan 21 2012

I know these are fictional characters, and I tried to tell myself that, but I just made myself cry harder.

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Books of Amber

Good
Reviewed by Amber on May 02 2011

A brilliant sequel to Shade – packed full of touching scenes and hot romance.

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Harmony Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Harmony on Feb 07 2011

If there's one book you pre-order all year, it should be SHIFT. It's truly refreshing and is definitely going to surpass everyone's expectations.

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91%

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