So I read Shade Me by Jennifer Brown. Before we get to the spoilers let me just say quickly that this is a very strong 4 on a 1-5 scale. The only reason I held back on 5 is because of a bit too much teenage angst for my liking. Although, not nearly as much as the Twilight books. Also, there were a hand full of times, that I caught myself thinking, come on Nikki really, that’s dumb, don’t do that. But this actually might be a reason to give it more stars not less because if you are talking to yourself while reading the book, its got you. Full disclosure, I entered a contest on EpicReads and was sent this book for free. It doesn’t get officially published until 1/19/16.
Nikki Kill (yes, I know not a fan of that last name either, and they never talk about where the heck that came from either, frustrating), has a condition called synesthesia where she sees colors. These colors mean things to her. For example brown is sickening, red is death, pinks and violets are love.
So I just looked this up and google says synesthesia is “the production of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or part of the body.” So kinda, yeah, but shes all about the colors. Anyway, Nikki has it hard her mom died when she was young and now this popular girls at school calls her then winds up dead a few hours earlier with only Nikki’s number in her phone. Weird right? The story is super fast paced and you grow to like Nikki even if she frustrates you with her decisions. If you like thrillers and mysteries that move fast, this is your book. I was a page turner and I enjoyed. This is the first part of a series according to Goodreads, so I’m definitely looking forward to the second book. No word on when the second one will be coming out yet.