Friday, December 31, 2010

Shade Review

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. 


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 Shift0


Jeri Smith-Ready knows what it takes to grab a reader.  She is an incredible writer and she did a fabulous job with this book.  Not only did she manage to blend all of the layers together seamlessly, she also created a multitude of dimensional characters that were both believable and easy to relate to. This book marks a great start for a new urban-fantasy series. Talking to ghosts or even ghostly boyfriends isn’t a new concept, however, the idea that an event could change everyone born after it took place is a new concept.

Aura, as a main character, is very interesting. She comes off as beautiful, funny, smart, caring, and has been through a great deal of bad situations. She was the first to be born after the Shift. The Shift was an event after which the younger generation can now see and talk to ghosts. The shift has a whole different meaning for Aura when her boyfriend Logan dies and becomes a ghost. She is faced with the reality of a spirit that is haunting her and has to deal with all of the problems and emotions that go along with it. Then she meets Zachary. A good-looking, Scottish boy (I heard his sexy brogue in my head every time he spoke -- yum).  Aura and Zachary study the ancient monuments to solstices and equinoxes for a school project. They use that knowledge to inch their way toward an understanding of how and why the Shift occurred. Even with the help of British and American secret agencies, those questions keep Aura and Zachary -- and readers – guessing. Let’s just say you'll be dying to read the sequel as soon as you read the last word, like I am now.

5 out 5 stars

Forgive My Fins Review

Forgive My Fins
Synopsis: Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it's not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart, beat flipper-fast. Unrequited love is hard enough when you're a normal teen girl, but when you're half human, half mermaid like Lily, there’s no such thing as a simple crush. Lily's mermaid identity is a secret that can't get out since she's not just any mermaid- she's a Thalassinian Princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually human, She finally realized why she didn't feel quite at home in Thalassinian, and she's been living on land and going to Seaview High School ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure land has its problems-like her obnoxious biker boy neighbor Quince Fletcher- but it has that one major perk- Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren't really the casual dating type- the instant the "bond" it's for life. When Lily's attempt to win Brody's love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity. She is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out quick as a tailfin flick, that happily-ever after never sails as smoothly as you planned.

My Thoughts: Forgive My Fins is a must read of 2010. Once I got started I couldn't put it down. I laughed out loud, smiled until my cheeks hurt and yes, I even cried. If you love Mermaids then this is the book for you. I loved Lily and her sea slang. The book is an easy read. Tera is an Amazing author. She's very descriptive, from Lily's home under the sea, all the way down to the color of the Sand dollar. Move over Vampires - hello Mermaids. Lily's your average girl in love...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Caster Girls Holiday Giveaway

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This month we are giving away:

◦The John Breed Poster
◦Beautiful Darkness Audio Book
◦UK Version of Beautiful Darkness
◦Beautiful Darkness Bracelet
◦Beautiful Darkness Dog Tag
◦Vodoo People

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