Shine (Shade, #3)
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Shine (Shade #3)

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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 p...more
Hardcover, 399 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Simon Pulse
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Circus Princess
"But when the government threatens his life in an attempt to learn Aura’s secrets..."

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WHAT?!!!

ZACHARY IS NOT ALLOWED TO DIE!!!! OR BE FATALLY WOUNDED!!!!!! GODAMMIT!!!

THAT'S LIKE BOILING PUPPIES IN THEIR MOTHER'S BLOOD!!!! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU, D.M.P?!!!


*sits in corner and sobs*
Sam
It’s with bittersweet feelings that I write this review - feelings I’m sure any reader can relate to when a favourite series draws to a close.

In Shade, book one of the trilogy, Jeri Smith-Ready introduced us to a world where the line between the living and the dead was fascinatingly blurred. She convinced us to warm to her characters, to root for them, and that much remained true when the story flowed into the second book. And it remains true now, with book 3, where we aren’t just left to appre...more
Jennifer
Jun 12, 2013 Jennifer added it
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So is Logan in this one or what?!?!?!??!?!?!

Please would one of my lovely goodreads friends let me know once they read it? If it is Aura & Zach the whole book I'll pass...I don't feel like barfing into a bucket the entire book! Thank you!


So far from what I've heard I'll be passing on this one. It won't be good for my health. In fact I think eating glass and nails would be better for my health than the pain this book would cause.
Frankie Diane Mallis
Love--obviously!

Merged review:

LOVE LOVE LOVED this book! One of all my time favorite series, favorite characters and stories. You guys are going to adore SHINE. And trust me, the love story is better than ever!!!
Jen
So I'm at a loss. What do you say about the ending to a series that has provoked tears from experiencing every possible emotion that exists? (And possibly some that don't even have names yet.) What is there to be said about a book whose characters have infiltrated your heart and mind and made you sigh wistfully and reflectively at a song that sparked a memory or a moment that didn't happen to you but DAMNIT, you feel like it did. What do you do when you know how it ends? And now there's no more...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Eye catching color
Rating: PG-17
Thumbs Up: 4.5
Overall: A satisfying conclusion to a series!
Characters: Very Well Written
Plot: Hearth Thumbing, can’t breathe at times and emotional story.
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Series Ender
Recommend: YES
Book Boyfriend: Zach but I might to Dylan for my pic?

SUMMARY (60 words or less)

Oh man, I’ve been disappointed with YA series sequels and enders in the last year. But finally someone does it right. After the first chapter, I couldn’t...more
Kat (Le Pauvre Cœur)
The first two books had amazing covers, this one....sucks.

After I finished book

What Aura knows could end the Shift forever...will she Shade out? Or will she Shine?

Before leaving for his flight to Scotland, Zachary is detained by the DMP and taken to Area 3A for unknown purposes. Aura fights to break him free, and when he finally is, something about him has changed. Something that haunts him and he refuses to talk about.
As the DMP start putting out drafts for kids over 18 years old, Aura and...more
Eunice
I'm seriously not good at writing reviews for the final book. It's like I don't know what to say even though I enjoyed and loved it. I just wanted to sit down, think of everything that happened and let out a contented sigh and a satisfied smile. Then be at peace. lol! But for Logan, Aura and Zachary who had all been a very fascinating and lovely characters, who made me swoon and grin so much it hurts and who provided me so much entertainment and happiness I guess it's just fair to share everyone...more
Andrea
** I think this review is spoiler-free. If there are any spoilers, they are purely unintentional. **


So...I know what you're expecting. Those of you who know me, at least. You know how much I love this series, and author Jeri Smith-Ready. And I'll bet you're expecting me to "Squee!" and flail and freak out about how much I loved SHINE. But I'm going to attempt to remain coherent, because, truly, my flailing and shrieking wouldn't do this book justice.

For starters, I could hardly look at SHINE wi...more
Karen
Apr 02, 2012 Karen added it
Full disclosure: I am friends with the author.

Shine, the conclusion to the Shade trilogy, will leave your heart breaking one moment and have your heart soaring in the next.

Your questions will be answered, and your heart will melt when fans get their long awaited castle scene.

As a rabid Logan fan I was so happy with his overwhelming presence throughout this book. Jeri handled Logan's journey in a way that had me in tears but left me completely happy & satisfied.

There are a few new characters...more
Wendy Darling
3.5 stars The story is back on track after the messy affairs in book two, though I didn't enjoy this quite as much as book one. Although there are interesting developments, some genuine surprises, and all the icky scenarios of the last book are a thing of the past, I think I just disengaged myself too much from the story to really enjoy this one. An overall satisfying conclusion to the trilogy, however. I just kind of wish book two didn't exist.
curious little beastie
This review is also available over at my blog.

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Actual rating is 4.5 stars.

So. That's it then. This series is over. You know, before I read the first book, I never had high hopes for the series. I thought it would be like all those other overrated paranormal romances out there in the YA world, and I thought this would be a "meh" series at best. But I will say it right now: I. Love. This. Series.

I so loved how this book wasted no time and just jumped right into action at th...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

From the beginning, the Shade series has had a strong sense of direction, a clear endgame that has allowed readers to fully immerse themselves in Aura’s ghost filled world. In a word, Jeri Smith-Ready established trust between herself and her readers, and in SHINE, she rewards that trust with a completely emotionally and intellectually fulfilling conclusion. I loved every single moment.

One of the many things that makes the Shade series so fantastic is t...more
Lexxie
Jun 09, 2012 Lexxie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Every single reader I know!
There will be spoilers! This and other reviews can also be found on my blog : (un)Conventional Bookviews

Oh my sweet goodness! The first chapter almost killed me!

Shine is the perfect finale to the Shade series! Oh my sweet goodness! The first chapter almost killed me! I was sitting on the edge of my couch, my eyes as big as saucers, my reaction the same as Aura’s : ‘No! No, that just can’t be true! Not Zach! No!!!!’ *sob* I almost did a Joey and put my book in the freezer, but that just wouldn’t...more
Janette
A few weeks ago, the best thing happened. I was stalking twitter, minding my own business (or everyone else’s), and the very best person offered to share her ARC of Shine. (You know who you are, and YOU ROCK.) I couldn’t believe it! Here was a chance to read this book that I have been anticipating for an ENTIRE YEAR. How could I pass that up? It arrived while I was in TX looking for a place to live. I was DYING because I couldn’t put my hands on it right then. I got home and immediately had to l...more
Jennah Scott
A perfectly crafted ending. Jeri has done it again and took my breath way more than once! Don't forget your Kleenexes!
P.T. Michelle
Jeri did it again! You're going to love, love, love SHINE! Wonderful conclusion to the trilogy.
Nick

Read more of my reviews at Nick's Book Blog

Shift, the sequel to Shade, was an utter disappointment for me because I really did enjoy Shade. I was a little wary to start the final book in the trilogy, Shine, but I still decided to give it a shot. I'm happy to say that Shine was a vast improvement from the disaster that was Shift.

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Claire
A book full of danger, intrigue, pain, isolation, anguish, friendship, determination, sacrifice and love. A wonderful end to an amazing trilogy.

Stepping into the book was like taking a trip with friends. You feel the emotions rolling around like thunder hitting the world, the need to solve the riddle keeps the book glued to your hands, the want to heal the wounds has you reaching for the emotional first aid box and all you really want to do is wrap your arms around the book to hug them and keep...more
Ferdy
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Things are finally looking up for Aura - Logan has said his final goodbye and is at peace, she and Zachary are officially together and Aura finally knows the truth about her father and the part she played in the Shift. Aura’s brief period of happiness is shattered when she finds out that Zach has been taken into custody by the DMP/government for being a suspect in the bombing of a plane. Aura is unable to visit Zach, so she starts to investigate the bombing in the hope of freeing Zach....more
Bailey (IB Book Blogging)
It's been quite a long journey for readers of this series and the wait for the final book in the trilogy has been a long time coming. I dove right in the second I received SHINE, and I wasn't satisfied until I had finished it all. Words cannot express how absolutely perfect SHINE is. It far surpassed my expectations.

I have been waiting so long for Aura's happy ending and for all the mysteries surrounding the Shift to be solved, but the way it all played out just made me beyond happy. After SHADE...more
Lauren Goff
::POSSIBLE SPOILERS::

~I received a finished copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review~

Shine is the conclusion to the Shift series by Jeri Smith-Ready. It follows the continuing journey of Aura and Zachary on their search for the truth behind the event known as the Shift, which gave everyone under a certain age the ability to see and communicate with ghosts.

I am very pleased to say that this book was much, much better than Shift. I read this book in two days, half one...more
Amy
(Warning: I normally try really hard to keep my reviews brief, but I completely abandoned that philosphy in the following review. You have been warned.) *deep breath*

SHINE is one of those books that, while you are reading it, the rest of the world disappears. While you are reading, you keep thinking to yourself that there has never been a book this good written before, ever. It is books like SHINE that keep us readers breathing.

One of my most favorite things about SHINE is Aura. She felt even m...more
Tammara
Warning: SPOILERS for Shade (bk 1) and Shift (bk 2). If you haven't read the first two books in this trilogy, run along now and go read them. STOP PEEKING! I SEE you! (To everyone who's waited for this book for a while - I recommend that you re-read the other two, or at least skim them, before reading this one. I spent too much time trying to remember what was what in the world-building Smith-Ready does here, and who was who in the minor characters. Possibly, this is a brain-fail on my part... b...more
Hailey
Aug 09, 2011 Hailey marked it as to-read
Summer 2012? Ughhh!
Erin
Unlike the first two novels of the SHADE trilogy, SHINE pulls readers deeper into the intriguing mysteries of the ancient and the current: the meaning of the Shift and the possibility of its undoing; the corruption of the DMP and its various allies and enemies. SHINE is as much about mystery as it is about love and romance. It will keep readers turning the pages to see what comes next, and ultimately wraps up in a way that feels natural, and not at all forced.

SHINE brings Aura and Zachary to a...more
Amy Jacobs
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Tara


Oh, what a great end to the series!! Within 20 pages I was right back inside the story, connecting again with the characters and feeling like 'one of the gang'. I wouldn't generally say I like stories about ghosts but this series has certainly changed my mind. And like the first two books in the series, I was turning the pages with anticipation and ended up reading the book in one day, you know, I just had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen! The story was adventure after adven...more
Kelly Hager
I am so in love with this series and everything about it! I'm upset that this is the last book but at the same time, it was perfect. From the beginning (which made me cry so much!) to the answers to the mysteries to Zachary and Aura...so, so perfect.

I love how the mythology in this series keeps changing but in a completely realistic way. For example, in Shift, we learned that Zachary and Aura could exchange powers (in a way) and while that could come across as a jumping the shark moment, it made...more
Sarah (The Book Life)
It's taken me a couple of weeks to write up this review, because when I first finished the book it would have all been kind of nonsense. I was all I LOVE THIS BOOK! THIS WAS THE PERFECT ENDING! ZACH! AURA! IRELAND! SCOTLAND! Though it was a completely accurate display of my emotions after reading, it wouldn't have made a very good review.

Obviously this book is amazing, I mean how could it not be. I always get really nervous when reading a conclusion to a series, because what I imagine as a perf...more
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Jeri Smith-Ready has been writing fiction since the night she had her first double espresso. A steady stream of caffeine has produced twelve published novels for teens and adults since 2001.

Jeri lives in Maryland with her husband and two cats, who often play tag-team "sit in the author's lap and keep her from writing." (The cats, that is, not the husband. Though, actually...)
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