This Side of Salvation — now available!

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16-year-old David confronts his desires and his demons in this novel about what it means to be left behindliterally, figuratively, and spirituallyfrom the author of the Shade trilogy.

THIS SIDE OF SALVATION is impossible to pigeonhole. It’s a mystery, a love story, a tale of friendship, of prejudice, and of a family overcoming tragedy ... Jeri Smith-Ready has her finger on the pulse of American youth. — Printz Honor winner and NYT Bestseller Elizabeth Wein

[A] smart, well-rounded, and unpredictable tale...bringing to light issues of belief versus free will, spirit versus body, and family versus self. —Booklist, **Starred Review**

[A] frighteningly realistic story that delicately handles the issues of religion and family—an emotional mystery sure to be popular and perfect for discussion. —VOYA, **Highlighted (Starred) Review**

Reason, love and smart peers succeed in a captivating story of family heartbreak and religious intrigue. —Kirkus

Smith-Ready combines a thought-provoking exploration of faith with high-stakes family drama to create a page-turner with real heft. —Publishers Weekly

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Shine — The SHADE trilogy concludes!

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When tragedy spikes a worldwide fear of ghosts, Aura will do anything to save her generation's freedom—and the life of the boy she loves.

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Read the first chapter online!

More about the Shade trilogy

Order SHINE from Indie Bound, Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.

Smith-Ready changes the world simply by changing our ability to see. — Publishers Weekly, starred review, on SHADE

 

 

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Jeri Smith-Ready is a Maryland author of novels for teens and adults.

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BOOKS by Jeri

This Side of Salvation — April 2014

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In Jeri's first YA contemporary novel, 16-year-old David confronts his desires and his demons in this novel about what it means to be left behind—literally, figuratively, and spiritually

A smart, well-rounded, and unpredictable tale.Booklist, Starred Review

"Shattered" — December 2013

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Free Shade series novella

The truth about what happened to Zachary in 3A, and how he survived the aftermath.

"Bridge" — April 2013

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Shade series short story

To find eternal rest, Logan must make peace with his brother before Mickey's guilt over Logan's death drives him to take his own life.

Intense and earnest. Kirkus Reviews

Lust for Life — December 2012

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Final book in the award-winning WVMP series

Ciara must battle vengeful vampires and her own demons to win her ultimate happy ending.

"Let It Bleed" — June 2012

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WVMP novella. A can't-miss "bridge" between BRING ON THE NIGHT and LUST FOR LIFE! Now includes the bonus short story "Thief."

Shine — May 2012

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Final book in the award-winning SHADE trilogy

When tragedy spikes a worldwide fear of ghosts, Aura will do anything to save her generation's freedom—and the life of the boy she loves.

Shift — May 2011

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Sequel to the critically acclaimed SHADE

As Aura uncovers new truths about herself and the Shift, she must decide whom to trust with her secrets...and her heart.

Bring on the Night — August 2010

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When a fatal virus spreads through Sherwood—and corpses rise from their graves—Ciara not only gets a crash course in zombie-killing, but is forced to put her faith, and her life itself, in the hands of magic.

Shade — May 2010

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Jeri's teen fiction debut, now available in paperback

First in a worldwide generation of ghost-seers, Aura's relationship with the dead changes forever when her boyfriend dies and comes back to haunt her.

Smith-Ready changes the world simply by changing our ability to see.

Publisher's Weekly, starred review

Bad to the Bone — May 2009

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Smith-Ready pours plenty of fun into her charming, fang-in-cheek urban fantasy.

Publisher's Weekly, starred review

The Reawakened — November 2008

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The stunning conclusion to the Aspect of Crow trilogy.

Wicked Game — May 2008

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WICKED GAME was consistently surprising and original...I highly recommend it.

— #1 NYT Bestselling author Charlaine Harris

Voice of Crow — October 2007

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To save her family, protect her home, and reclaim her soul, Rhia will travel to the Descendants' towering white city…even to the Land of the Dead itself.

Eyes of Crow — November 2006

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Lovers of fantasy are about to embark on a great new series.

Romantic Times

Requiem for the Devil — April 2001

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A tale of redemption, written with flair and style...Highly recommended.

Library Journal