by Jeri Smith-Ready
Release Date: May 4, 2010
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genre: YA Paranormal/Ghosts
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I have been told to read this book a million times! I kept meaning to but then it kept getting pushed back. I am so glad I finally buckled down and got it. I seriously balled my eyes out! What an emotional roller coaster!
Everyone born after the Shift can see ghosts. Aura was born one minute after the Shift, about sixteen years ago. Aura works for her aunt helping out with ghost rights but she is rather annoyed by ghosts. She wishes she could end the shift. But when Logan, her boyfriend and the love of all her life dies on his birthday, she begins to see the importance of ghost rights.
Oh how I loved Logan! He was the sweetest and cutest thing ever and just broke my heart into a million pieces. Everything he said to Aura drove me to the tissue box. Poor thing made one bad decision on his birthday that ended his life. He is now stuck as a violet colored ghost, only able to haunt the places he has already visited. He can't touch Aura or play his guitar or even talk to his parents since they were born before the Shift. This angers him and when ghosts get angry they risk turning Shade. Every quote said to Aura was so sweet and beautiful. I felt the love between these characters. I found their relationship realistic and heartwarming.
Aura is upset but feels like he is almost still with her. He hangs out in her room every night and they talk. But Aura can't touch him and her hot new research partner, Zach, is not helping matters. Zach is also super suspicious because it turns out Zach was born one minute before Aura and the Shift. Zach seems to know more about Aura than he first let on. Zach is sweet and patient. He is there supporting Aura hoping to move in on her. I do enjoy his character but Logan is clearly the guy for Aura.
Logan is not handling life after death and Aura's new shiny research partner well. He is at risk of turning Shade which has alerted the government. The government traps and holds dangerous ghosts. Logan wants to allow Aura and his family to move on so he decides it is time for him to move on. But when a ghost moves on before it is ready there can be consequences. It left a little bit of a cliff hanger so I am off to amazon to buy the next book right away! I must see what happens with Aura and Logan next!
“Honestly?” Logan shrugged. “I didn’t know it could kill me. If I’d ever heard that, I forgot it a long time ago. But I knew it was dangerous.”
“Then why take the risk?” Stone asked.
Logan turned his head to look at me. “Because she was worth it.”
“He whispered against my mouth. “Wait for me, Aura.”
“I know you're worried," Logan said. "You think the second I sign a deal, I'll turn into some kind of man-slut." He put his hands over mine, pressing my palms against his chest. "You've always been the only one, and you always will be.”
Rating: 5/5 Stars!