Saturday, April 28, 2012

Shine (Shade #3) by Jeri Smith Ready

Shine is the third and final book in the Shade trilogy by Jeri Smith-Ready.  I was lucky enough to win one of the few Shine ARCs that Jeri personally printed for her fans, so that is what I am reviewing for you.  Jeri's a certifiable genius as far as I'm concerned.  This series has been magnificent and I'm SO sad to see it end.  It has great characters, a hot Scot, a kilt and an Irish-Punk band.  Really.  It has all of that.  Also, a hot and nerdy younger brother that you can't help but love.  There's no detractor with this series and Shine is the perfect ending to it all.  Here's the Goodreads blurb:

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

First off, let's talk covers.  The cover for Shine is this beauty you see on the left.  When you go buy your book on May first, it will look like that.  The publisher is also RE-RELEASING the previous two books so you can get a matched set of covers.  How nice is that?  I loved the old covers but these new ones are pretty nice too.  If you haven't read the Shade series yet, why haven't you?!  Get on it!! I can not stress enough how much I love these books.  Now on to Shine!  Shine is an epic journey with Aura and Zach across 3 countries and 2 continents.  We learn more than we ever expected to about the Shift.  We see Aura and Zach go through some big events and we even get some great scenes from Dylan and Aura's other friends.  You will not be able to put this one down once you start.  It's a heart racing, non-stop conclusion to the series and I can not wait until everyone has read it!  I'm going to leave it there with that simple and vague review because I really don't want to spoil it for anyone.  You can also check out the teaser trailer from Jeri below!

You can find out more about Jeri and her work on her website and you can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.  You can also find the Shade series on Goodreads by clicking here.  Shine earns 5 Fairies from me for being a lovely conclusion to an awesome series!

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