Jun 4, 2012

My Review of Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready

In this dramatic conclusion to the Shade trilogy, Aura and Zachary’s relationship sizzles as the secrets of the Shift are revealed.

Life can change in an instant, and no one understands that better than Aura. It’s been almost a year since her boyfriend tragically died. She’s finally letting go of Logan’s violet-hued ghost, but not her search to uncover the truth about her past.

As the first in a generation that can see ghosts, Aura is convinced she has a connection to the Shift. She’s trusted Zachary, ever patient and ever by her side, with all that she knows. But when the government threatens his life in an attempt to learn Aura’s secrets, she will stop at nothing to protect herself and the one she loves...even if that means betraying her own heart.

I'm not exactly sure what to say about this book. It was a love/hate relationship for me. It had it's moments. Those moments that made this series so special in this book readers heart. But then it also had a few bits here and there that left me wondering if a book three was even needed? Book 1 and 2 were AMAZING! They pulled on my heart strings over and over, left me wiping away tears and smiling like a goofball. They were beautiful. This one.. not so much. Don't get me wrong. I still enjoyed it. Very much. Just not as much as I expected too. Maybe I built it up in my mind a little too much this time around. I really need to stop doing that! All in all, this book get's 4 stars from me. I liked it honestly. I'm sure people will like it too. It had the romance and the adventure and the ever so perfect ending. But for me, well, I just didn't love it all that much.


  1. Great review, and yes sometimes we build up that third book and its a let down..but sometimes as you said that third book isn't needed.

  2. I am dying to read this book!!! I agree that book 1 and 2 was amazing, and I didn't want to read a story without Logan, but I need answers and maybe reading this book is the only way to find them.
    Love your thougts!
    Happy reading!

  3. I haven't read any of this series yet. I really need to. It's been on my TBR list forever!!