By Jeri Smith-Ready
(Simon Pulse, Hardcover, 9781416994060, 320pp.)
Publication Date: May 4, 2010
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Love ties them together. Death can't tear them apart.
Best. Birthday. Ever. At least, it was supposed to be. With Logan's band playing a critical gig and Aura's plans for an intimate after-party, Aura knows it will be the most memorable night of her boyfriend's life. She never thought it would be his last.
Logan's sudden death leaves Aura devastated. He's gone.
Well, sort of.
Like everyone born after the Shift, Aura can see and hear ghosts. This mysterious ability has always been annoying, and Aura had wanted nothing more than to figure out why the Shift happened so she can undo it. But not with Logan’s violet-hued spirit still hanging around. Because dead Logan is almost as real as ever. Almost.
It doesn't help that Aura’s new friend Zachary is so understanding—and so very alive. His support means more to Aura than she cares to admit.
As Aura's relationships with the dead and the living grow ever complicated, so do her feelings for Logan and Zachary. Each holds a piece of Aura's heart…and clues to the secret of the Shift.
Jeri Smith-Ready holds a master’s degree in environmental policy and lives in Maryland with her husband, two cats, and a retired racing greyhound. She and her husband foster shelter dogs with Tails of Hope Sanctuary. Her first novel, Requiem for the Devil, was a semi-finalist in the Warner Aspect First Novel Contest and won first place in the National Writers Association Novel Contest.
"[SHADE IS] a fully satisfying read, with well-developed, believable characters. Smith-Ready changes the world completely by simply changing our ability to see."
--STARRED REVIEW from Publishers Weekly