About the Book
The first book in bestselling author Jennifer Brown’s thrilling suspense series for fans of Sara Shepard’s Pretty Little Liars, Shade Me is about a unique girl who becomes entangled in a mysterious crime and lured into a sexy but dangerous relationship with a boy who may be a suspect.
Nikki Kill has always been an outsider. Born with rare synesthesia, she sees the world differently. In Nikki’s eyes, happiness is pink, sadness is a mixture of brown and green, and lies are gray.
To Nikki, Peyton Hollis, the ultrarich it-girl at school, was seemingly untouchable. That is, until Peyton is violently attacked and the only phone number the hospital finds in Peyton’s cell is Nikki’s. Suddenly Nikki is pulled into Peyton’s glittering, fast-paced world as she tries to unravel an unfolding conspiracy.
As Nikki gets closer to the dark truth—and to Peyton’s gorgeous older brother—the only thing she can be sure of is death is a deep, pulsing crimson.
Educator and Librarian Resources
“SHADE ME is a wild ride, illuminating the gritty side of Los Angeles and the beautiful people who populate it. Fans of Veronica Mars will fall in love with Nikki Kill.” —Michelle Gagnon, author of the Don't Turn Around trilogy
“This dark tale hits all the hallmarks of a traditional hardboiled mystery, full of dirty secrets and potential betrayals. Brown (Torn Away) skillfully uses Nikki’s condition to put a fresh spin on time-honored noir conventions.” —Publishers Weekly
“Nikki is a force to be reckoned with.” —School Library Journal
“Nikki’s endearingly heedless with a careless confidence, and her tenacity may earn respect.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Nikki is a complex character with potential for growth, and her gritty determination to find the truth, while it almost undoes her, is what makes her compelling.” —Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
- ISBN: 9780062324436
- ISBN 10: 0062324438
- Imprint: Katherine Tegen Books
- On Sale: 01/19/2016
- Pages: 448
- List Price: 21.99 CAD
- BISAC1: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
- BISAC2: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)
- BISAC3: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / General