Title: Shift (Shade #2)
Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
Release Date: May 1st 2012 (first published May 3rd 2011)
Published by: Simon Pulse
Read: July 4th, 2012
In the second book of the Shade trilogy from Jeri Smith-Ready, Aura is torn between the two boys who hold her heart—and determined to unravel the secrets of the Shift. 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 at her side, but Aura needs them both to uncover the mystery of her past—the mystery of the Shift. She’s not the only one seeking answers, though, and danger grows as she discovers new truths. Who can Aura trust with her secrets? And to whom will she give her heart?
What I thought:
As you know from the end of the first book, something awesome happens to Logan. They recap what it was at the beginning of this book, and something even more awesome happened, but I can’t say what it was!
Aura is finally starting to decide that she needs to move on from Logan. Zachary has been pretty patient, but Aura still has some trouble with deciding what she wants to do and needs to do. She messes that up for herself in regards to the Prom. The mystery of the First and Last also scares Zachary when an illness takes root in another character, so he ends up pushing her away even more.
I liked Logan a lot more in this book, he grows up and get a bit more mature and agrees to stay Aura’s friend while supporting her and keeping her secrets. As for my favourite character, it’s still Zachary, but Dylan is so cute in this!! He’s a geeky kind of cute, and I just wanted to give him a hug especially during the Prom events.
As for the progress of the story, you finally get to figure some things out, and of course read Aura’s mother’s journal! It’s the missing pages that she fretted about before, I definitely wasn’t expecting that big secret that her mother had. We find out who the father is too! And what Newgrange just might be to them all. As for the Shift itself, it’s still being fully figured out. The ending was very cute, and the way Logan went was perfect.
This book is better than the first and I really enjoyed reading it, it really captures you and I love the world and the characters.
Highly recommended for YA fans of paranormal, ghosts and romance.