Sunday, May 2, 2010

Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready

It's Logan's 17th birthday. He has a crucial gig with his band. Afterward Aura plans for this to be his best birthday ever, with an intimate night planned and a huge party at his house. How could she ever know this night would result in Logan's death?

Aura Salva
tore can see ghosts. She's 16. She's a post-shifter. She's only post-shift by one minute. She was born on the day that everything changed, December 21st, did her birth start something huge?

Ghosts d
on't scare her, they mostly annoy her, until her boyfriend turns into a ghost. He still hangs around and talks to her, he's almost as real as if he were alive, except for his violet glow that is and the fact that she can't touch him and he can't touch her.

Aura's relationships grow even more complicated as she becomes friends with Zachary Moore, Aura's Scottish partner for her thesis. Zachary is pre-shift. Only by a minute though. Logan starts to become jealous about this. On top of everything, Logan's family is filing a HUGE law-suit. Maybe a law-suit will help Logan pass on, maybe not.

I read this and I loved it. I think it was written very well. There were a lot of interesting parts in it. It caught my attention in the beginning and I honestly loved it from beginning to end. It seems to me like maybe there would be another to go along, possibly a series. It left me wanting more. I finished it and thought I really want to know what happens next. The only way I can think to compare it is to the Private series, the ending in Shade left you wanting more just like the ending in the Private books. I'm really looking forward to reading more from this author.

Thanks to Simon & Schuster Publishing and Vanessa Williams for sending me my ARC of Shade. I'll be having a contest later in the month. I recommend you either enter or go out and buy it. I loved it. Also my ARC copy came in this adorable red ribbon, which I loved. The cover is also really cute. Again keep your eye out for my contest.

Friday, April 9, 2010


If you want to enter some contests I'll be having some here in the next month or so. There will be a few contests with up to 5 winners each time. The first contest will be for Morpheus Road: The Light by D.J. MacHale. This is a ghoat story for anyone interested in entering or buying it. I have not read this but I should have the review up soon. So since I don't have a review up you can see the link to the trailer below:

If you're interested in entering you can leave your name below in the comments or you can e-mail me at yareviewsbylaurel @ hotmail . com. US residents only. If you aren't a US resident you can buy the book in stores this month on the 20th.

Another book I'll be having a contest for later towards the end of the month will be Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready. I am currently reading this and I should have the post up along with the beginning of the contest. Up to 5 copies of this will also be available for anyone who enters.

I will also have a contest for Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson. I have not read this one yet either so I might not have a review for with the contest when that goes up. Up to 5 copies of that will be given away too. This will most likely go on after the previous two contests.

Remember US residents only. Thanks.
Don't forget to check back later for chances to win Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready and Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson. Big thanks to Simon & Schuster for providing the books and making these contests possible.

Friday, March 12, 2010

I'm Back

Wow it's been a long time. Well today I received two books in the mail which made me think, it's been a long time since I've posted on my blog. Today I received Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready wrapped in a pretty red ribbon which I am excited to read. I also received Morpheus Road: The Light by D.J. MacHale which I am somewhat wanting to read. I just finished Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow so I'll be posting that review shortly. I started Suspicion by Kate Brian which I should be done reading around the end of the week. Then I'll be on to Perfect Mistake by Kate Brian. And finally I'll read the two that I just received. So I'll hopefully be posting a lot of reviews within the month.