Monday, December 12, 2011

#BIR2011 Feature: Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready

Today as part of Best I've read 2011, I'm featuring another author from my personal Top Seven of Eleven: Jeri Smith-Ready, her book Shift totally rocked my 2011.  Shift is the second book in the Shade series. a YA story about a world where everyone younger than 18 can see ghosts and no one over 18 can.  In it we follow Aura as she comes to terms with losing her boyfriend and her new relationship with Zachary.

Let's start from the beginning.  In Shade, we meet Aura who can see ghosts and who has big plans for her boyfriend, Logan.  Their plans don't exactly go as they, well, planned.  Aura never expected to see Logan- as a ghost.  This is just the first in a series of things that Aura has to deal with in Shift.  She also meets the new foreign exchange student from Scotland.  YUM!  She's chased by government agents.  And yes, it's as awesome as it sounds.

In Shift, Aura and Zach try to figure out where they stand and what the government wants with them.  Aura also tries to figure out the truth behind the Shift, the event that gave her and everyone born after her the ability to see ghosts.  She also delves into her own history to find out more about her parents.  There are government agents, Logan's adorkable younger brother Dylan, the prom from hell and a hot Scot in a KILT.  You can't beat that!

The final book in the Shade series will be out in spring of 2012.  Shine will be the culmination of the series and I could not be more excited.  In preparation for Shine, there is tons to do for Shade Series fans!  First, you can follow Zach and Logan on Twitter, those two are pretty chatty and usually good for a laugh.  Aura will be competing in the YA Heroine Tournament on YA Sisterhood.  Be sure to check that out on Wednesday the 14th.  You can find the books on Goodreads and you can find Jeri on Twitter.  Be sure to check these books out before Shine arrives!!

I have a giveaway for one copy of Shift.  You must have a US address- NO PO BOXES and be 13 or over.  The winner will have 48 hours after being contacted to claim their prize. IF THE RAFFLECOPTER LOOKS WRONG, CLICK THE TITLE OF THIS POST AND IT SHOULD SHOW THE FORM CORRECTLY! Thanks so much!

Remember that today the BIR Blog is featuring: Divergent by Veronica Roth!


kimscarecrow said...

*dies* I loved Shade, but I haven't picked up Shift yet. Thanks so much for the chance to win it!

Nicole@The More the Merrier said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

soulunsung said...

This is such a fantastic giveaway, I picked up Shade earlier this year on sale for like a steal, but I haven't been able to get around to reading it just yet with all of the read and reviews I had coming in. I promise myself that in the new year I will definitely be reading it. I've heard so many fantastic things about it. :)

Thank you, so much for the generous giveaway and for being such an awesome person in general. Happy Christmas!

Suz @ A Soul Unsung

VanillaOrchids said...

Thank you very much for the giveaway.


Brooke Anna @ Mommy Does... said...

Shade was so intriguing! I can't wait to find out what happens!