Shade Me by Jennifer Brown Rainbow Blitz: Indigo!

Shade Me

Hello everyone, and welcome to day 6 of the Shade Me Rainbow Blitz hosted by Irish Banana Tours! My color is indigo, so this post will be filled with a bunch of pretty things I like that are the color indigo! But first, here is the lovely book that this blitz is highlighting:

Shade Me Cover

Shade Me
Author: Jennifer Brown
Series: Nikki Kill #1
Genre: YA, mystery, contemporary, thriller
Pub Date: January 19th, 2016
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

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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.


Indigo is probably my favorite color ever (I say probably because I’m always changing my mind, but after making this collage, I’m 99% sure). Some of my favorite things are indigo, like The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas, a whole bunch of Van Gogh paintings, peacocks, watercolor tattoos (I would get one, but I am deathly afraid of needles, so it’s a no go), pretty flowers, sunsets and other natural phenomenons, colorful hair (I would SO do this, but I’d need to bleach my entire head to get the color to stay and I’m way too chicken to do that), and of course, fashion. That’s one of the things most people don’t know about me, I absolutely love clothes, especially designer gowns like the one above. I can just imagine characters wearing these kinds of gowns in fantasy novels (especially in a Sarah J. Maas book!). Indigo is such a beautiful color, and I’m excited to see how it plays into Nikki’s story in Shade Me!

Discover the rest of the rainbow!

Interested in the other colors of the rainbow? Follow the other tour stops for the Shade Me rainbow blitz and see what everyone else thinks about their colors!

1/17: That Artsy Reader Girl – Red
1/18: Lisa Loves Lit – Orange
1/19: Avid Reader – Yellow
1/20: Book Scents – Green
1/21: Andi’s ABCs – Blue
1/22: Fiery Reads – Indigo
1/23: Such A Novel Idea – Violet


You can win 1 of 3 finished copies of Shade Me by Jennifer Brown! (US only)



Two-time winner of the Erma Bombeck Global Humor Award (2005 & 2006), Jennifer’s weekly humor column appeared in The Kansas City Star for over four years, until she gave it up to be a full-time young adult novelist.

Jennifer’s debut novel, HATE LIST (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009) received three starred reviews and was selected as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a VOYA “Perfect Ten,” and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. HATE LIST also won the Michigan Library Association’s Thumbs Up! Award, the Louisiana Teen Readers Choice award, the 2012 Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award, was an honorable mention for the 2011 Arkansas Teen Book Award, is a YALSA 2012 Popular Paperback, received spots on the Texas Library Association’s Taysha’s high school reading list as well as the Missouri Library Association’s Missouri Gateway Awards list, and has been chosen to represent the state of Missouri in the 2012 National Book Festival in Washington, DC. Jennifer’s second novel, BITTER END, (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2011) received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and VOYA and is listed on the YALSA 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults list and is a 2012 Taysha’s high school reading list pick as well.

Jennifer writes and lives in the Kansas City, Missouri area, with her husband and three children.

Are you excited for Shade Me? What are some of your favorite indigo things? Let me know in the comments below!


6 thoughts on “Shade Me by Jennifer Brown Rainbow Blitz: Indigo!

  1. ReadiculousGirl says:

    The funny thing is that I am currently reading “The Assassin’s Blade”! I definitely have to agree that Sarah’s book has one of the prettiest covers with that type of blue on it, and I love how dark and deep indigo is as a color. Of the blues, sapphire and indigo are definitely my favorites!
    Thanks for the chance to win!


  2. Sarah Cone says:

    This sounds like a great read! I love it when to genres are intertwined, especially using fantasy with mystery as I’d there case here. One of my favorite colors is indigo but nothing specific comes to mind, just like & enjoy the color itself; to me, indigo is very relaxing & peaceful. Thank you for the post, this book is definitely going on my TBR…and you did a great job on your indigo collage,btw. 🙂


  3. danielle hammelef says:

    Purple, all shades, is my favorite color, ever since I could pick up a crayon. I love wearing purple and have painted my bedroom and office purple. I love purple grapes more than green!


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