Nikki Kill does not see the world like everyone else. In her eyes, happiness is pink, sadness is a mixture of brown and green, and lies are gray. Thanks to a rare phenomenon called synesthesia, Nikki's senses overlap, in a way that both comforts and overwhelms her.
Always an outsider, just one 'D' shy of flunking out, Nikki's life is on the fast track to nowhere until the night a mysterious call lights her phone up bright orange—the color of emergencies. It's the local hospital. They need Nikki to identify a Jane Doe who is barely hanging on to life after a horrible attack.
The victim is Peyton Hollis, a popular girl from Nikki's school who Nikki hardly knows. One thing is clear: Someone wants Peyton dead. But why? And why was Nikki's cell the only number in Peyton's phone?
As she tries to decipher the strange kaleidoscope of clues, Nikki finds herself thrust into the dark, glittering world of the ultra-rich Hollis family, and drawn towards Peyton's handsome, never-do-well older brother Dru. While Nikki's colors seem to help her unravel the puzzle, what she can't see is that she may be falling into a trap. The only truth she can be sure of is that death is a deep, pulsing crimson.
Shade Me is award-winning author Jennifer Brown's first book in a thrilling suspense series about Nikki Kill.
This book was different from most books! It was darker, and there was no happy ending for now-the ending was pretty dark, and with a lot of questions, some answers, and some darker times coming in the future!
One thing that I have to comment on, is the cover! It's so beautiful, and I love the colours, it's so wonderful to look at! And it's a great representation of the book, what with Nikki's synesthesia. So really great cover!
Nikki wasn't the easiest to like for me. She was enjoyable to read about, not not likeable at first. She was harsh and straight to the point, and she had some bad habits, like smoking. I really don't like the idea of smoking! But she grew on me!
Loved the mystery, and the clues that were left behind by Peyton, and the reasons why. Family is complicated, and I thought that things might go bad in places that they didn't, and vice versa. And all those twists and revelations at the end? Shocking, and I can't wait to see some reactions in the next book!
This book was wonderful, and I really can't wait to read more!
Author: Jennifer Brown
Series: Nicki Kill #1
Read: January 29th, 2016
Reason Why: Sounded really great, looks even better, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Published: January 19th 2016