Saturday, April 27, 2013

Shine by Jeri redy-smith

Posted by Angel kk at Saturday, April 27, 2013

There are mixed emotions as I write this review - feelings I’m sure any reader can relate to when a favourite series draws to a close. The joy of knowing how the series ends but the heart ache at knowing that the end is here

Jeri Smith-Ready introduced us to a world where the line between the living and the dead had become crossed.

Shine contains everything that you want in a great novel adtion, romance and mystery, and yet, it proved to be bigger and better than before.

Aura, has never been what I would consider a simple character. Her decisions and actions may not always be the smartest, but regardless of her imperfections, I have always admired her.

In Shine, you see just how much Aura has matured and grown over the course of the series. Her strength and resilience were especially evident in this instalment, particularly when fighting for her boyfriend, Zachary.

From the moment the book starts, the plot proved to be an intricate one as we revisited the mystery surrounding the Shift and the significance of Newrange.
Plot-wise, I can honestly say that nothing felt underdeveloped, and intriguing new ideas were introduced.

The wonderful romance between Zachary and Aura contributed greatly to that. Fans will be pleased to know that Jeri Smith-Ready does not hold back In this book and Zachary and Aura get plenty of tender moments to themselves. Which are long over due.I have always been a huge fan of Zachary his ascents kilt and adored him endlessly in this series. The way he and Aura care for each other is heart-warming to read about, and makes you hope that their is a love like that for everyone . It’s saddening me to know I won’t get to read more about their life .

Overall, Shine lived up to my expectations and provided a more than satisfying conclusion to a great trilogy. The final book delivered a sense of much-needed closure, but I’ll be sad to see it go and can only hope that maybe oneday there could be more.

The story

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

5/5 stars


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