Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Shine (Shade #3) ~ Jeri Smith-Ready

This is a young adult paranormal romance novel (Rated PG-17)

4.5 out of 5 stars

Book Summary

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.

My Review


This is one of my favorite YA series and that is an exclusive class. I only have two possibly three. There were some great potential that just failed. Like Shiver/Linger/Forever. The ending to that series just killed it for me. Want to know why, search for my review. Another really couldn’t have been great YA series Nightshade/Wolfsbane/Bloodrose. I have a lot to say about Bloodrose search for my review, ugh. I will say it was an utter failure for one reason.

Anyway, sticking to the topic, Shine, was the one of the best YA series conclusions. It’s up there with Vampire Academy. This series never let me down. And even though I was torn between Logan and Zachery, this author wrote this series in a way that no one was a total loser. Well, okay, Im sure Logan didn’t want to end up how he did, but that happened in the beginning of the first book.

Getting back on track, I could just gush about this series day and night. I must say I didn’t read any spoilers or stalk the authors page for information or look at the book trailer (until today 6/10) , so besides reading chapter one months ago, I had no idea what to except. I love going into a story cold. This way, I can form my own opinions. My heart stopped. I couldn’t breath. Which caused much anxiety for a bit. I think that is why until I had face time with my guy, I just wasn’t that interested in the rest. But once I did, the story really took off for me.

No, the relationship drama wasn’t at the all time high like the last two book and I thought I might be disappointed in that. But in conclusion, I wasn’t. This story stood on its own and was really great.

I have a lot of questions. And not because the story has plot holes. Really, I think because I don’t want it to end. I need more. I want to see more of the two in a happy place. I want to know what Mickey thought about Dylan hooking up with and I won’t say who. I want to know if Conner got a HEA. I want to know what the world thought about the babies. I want to know what Aura’s babies would be like if she had them. And in the end, I guess I will imagine my own conclusion. But my imagination is vast. I could think of a hundred conclusions.

The author did point out that Zach’s novella will come out this summer, YAY. And where have I been, there is a novella about Logan.

My book boyfriend, always and forever, Zachery. But I think I’ll throw a picture of Dylan out there.

ZACH - this picture reminds me of something in the book.

Jeri Smith-Ready really liked my pick for Zach. (Sean Ferris seen above too.)

HEY, here is my pick for Dylan. Nice huh?  A real cutie.

And here is my orginal picture of Zach (Sean Ferris) that made me pick him.

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