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Shine

(Mageri #5)

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4.45  ·  Rating details ·  6,038 ratings  ·  374 reviews
In the short span of a year, Silver has gone from becoming a Mage to discovering the truth about her unique genetics. Logan Cross went from being her mortal enemy to becoming her immortal lover, but a threat is fast approaching like an inevitable storm. Attacks are under way against the Mageri, and one man is behind it-an elusive foe who is an unstoppable force. Nero is no ...more
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Published August 12th 2014 by Tantor Audio (first published December 19th 2013)
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Sarah This is not unheard of. The most common is that they used the same illustrator. Dark does all of her own covers though. When you try to go beyond the…moreThis is not unheard of. The most common is that they used the same illustrator. Dark does all of her own covers though. When you try to go beyond the surface, you get no personal info on dark so there is a slight chance that both authors could be the same person even. I was unable to confirm or reject this possibility. I've also never read anything by West so I can't even compare writing styles. Another option is that Dark did do the art for both authors work. the style of the covers of West's other works is similar. The third option is that the illustrator for West drew inspiration from Silver (knowingly or not). A fourth option is it's completely a coincidence. Of course, I could be wrong on all of these but they are the typical reasons why such similarities would occur.(less)
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Natalie The Biblioholic
Nero's forces are still attacking and even poor Finn has become a target. Logan and his Cross brothers welcome another member to their family. Adam comes to a crossroads. Justus and Paige receive some unexpected and impossible news. And Silver learns more about herself than ever before. This concluding installment is full of action, revelations and family. And I LOVED it!!

What would you do if the one you love is taken from you, sent to jail, awaiting execution? If you're anything like Silver, yo
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Jennifer
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am soooo sad that this series is over! This book was a shock to my heart! I literally cried, laughed and yelled! Now if I could just bring Logan Cross to life, my world would be complete!! *shhhhh, don't tell that to my hubby* ;)
Carol [Goodreads Addict]
“Dying isn’t the hardest thing you’ll ever do--living is.”

Shine is the fifth and final book of the Mageri series by Dannika Dark. Silver is working hard with her ghuardian, Justus, to learn how to better use her new abilities as a mage. But there is constant danger from Nero, the evil mage that wants to start a war. Nero has been orchestrating attacks on council members. No one is safe.

This book took me through every emotion possible. There were the sweetest of moments between Silver and her
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Jennifer
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This nicely wraps up the series. Makes me want to re-listen to the Crossbreed series but first I need to listen to the novellas and Risk, Simon's story which is set in the same world.

Jen Davis
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I know all good things must come to an end, and despite the fact I am a little sad to say goodbye to these characters, Dannika Dark did a good job wrapping up their story.

This final book in the Mageri series wraps up almost all of the loose ends building over the course of the previous installments. And many of them tie together quite seamlessly. And the ax hanging over Logan‘s head about Terek’s death finally falls. Of course it had to. And it is all the more stirring, since Silver has accepted
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Dannika Dark
May 28, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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☕️Kimberly
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio-2017
Shine was intense as Dark tied up threads, had our characters face their enemies and tested couples and friendships. I laughed at Justus and Page, cried for Logan and admired the hell out of Silver. We have come along way from Sterling where a young woman wakes up a Mage. I have come to love  Silver, Justus, Logan, Page, Christian, Simon, Adam, and Finn. Oh heck, I even love secondary characters like Zoe's best friend, the leader of the council and those we lost along the way. I am saddened this ...more
Denise
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Coming to the end of this series is bitter sweet. The ending couldn't be more astounding for this series. I laughed, I cried, I hated, I loved. Everything you could possibly feel, I felt. This is been a mind-blowing experience and all I have to say is thank you Dannika for taking us on this journey with you. You are an amazingly awesome respectable profound writer. Thank you for sharing your talent, creativity and this world with is. It's hard to say good bye to these set of characters that we h ...more
Pam Nelson
5 Shine Star’s

I finished this audiobook today and needed a few hrs to let it sync in this was really the last book. I know there is a novella yet but wow what an ending.

I have thoroughly enjoyed this series in audio. Dannkia Dark can sure write a paranormal book that sucks you in to the very last word. I can’t say who my favorite character is because I truly loved them all in their own ways. Yes even Christian who I wasn’t really a fan of, and that’s saying something because I freaking love vam
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Suz
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, pnr, urban-fantasy
3+

I consider this rating and review to address the series as a whole, rather than just this single entry in the series.

I admit I had, intermittently, a difficult time with this series. There were numerous times when I found the drama to be mostly dysfunctional melodrama and sometimes even that seemed quite contrived. While discussing this with a friend the friend said that her perception of Dark is that she is knowledgeable about typical dysfunctions, issues, and drama that women might be prone
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Pamela
Oct 15, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Well... I was a little bored with this to be honest. 5 books in this series might have been a little too much for me. Some parts in book 4 and 5 dragged a bit. It took me forever to finish the last few chapters of this last book since I simply lost interest in the end. And I discovered that I'm not really a fan of this whole marking thing :S But I still liked the overall plot of this series, even though 3 books instead of 5 would have been better in my opinion.
Lorna
This is the latest and last of the Mageri series by Dannika Dark. I finished it a few days ago but wanted to wait and let everything sink in before writing this, because this book is guaranteed to give you a major book hangover, as it did me. I would like to say that I can’t begin to tell you how much I loved this book and series, but then there wouldn’t be a review, so I will try to explain how really fantastic this book experience has been for me.
The series started with Zoe, just an ordinary w
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Namista
Oct 01, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Not a bad finale! The author tied up all loose ends, and there is a happy ending. Cliché or not, I have always liked happy endings.

The series is not the best I have read in this particular genre. This is mainly because the protagonista is not up to the mark. She is repeatedly described as special and extraordinary, but her actions and overall mien prove otherwise. In this final book she does reveal some of her powers but I wish Ms. Dark would have gone for a more vivid explanation of her abilit
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Samantha
Dec 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well what can I say?
This was an amazing end to an amazing series.
The Author brought everyone together for this final instalment and all the questions you have asked yourself through the series are finally answered.
The Author still managed to shock me and even made me cry but what I love must is the humour that you find in each book. And yes I will admit to warming to character's more that I haven't liked so much in previous books.
I have been a fan of Logan and Silver's relationship from the beg
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Heather
Oct 28, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm glad that's over. Lesson learned - buying a whole series on sale is a bad idea. If I hadn't paid for them all, I would have stopped reading after book 2. They aren't terrible. I just found them to be such a slog. The focus on Silver for the entire series bored me to tears and annoyed me to death simultaneously. I've read other series that carried off that plot device perfectly (the Fever series comes to mind). And the over-the-top high reviews of the last 3 books influenced me to buy them al ...more
Lynisha Smoot
I Just read that blurb and

If someone messes with Justus. HE IS MY FAVORITE!
Hurry up December 20th!


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DNF around 15%
I thought this was a story about Justus and Paige, but it isn't. It's like the 'Young and the Restless' of Urban Fantasy. The MC is actually Silver... guess she is the main character in all the books??
Anyhoo, she doesn't interest me.
Oh well.
Kris Pittman
This is the last installment of my very favorite series (Mageri Series)… Can you imagine how emotional this made me? I was excited and a mess. I was a mess! I’m beyond grateful to learn that we will continue to see the Mageri world with new casts of characters. Yay. (Maybe some cameos ;))

From the beginning of the series there has been great character and plot growth. Something that I think sets Ms. Dark apart. Each book has been consistently entertaining and gut wrenching. So much develops in th
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Between the Bind
Dannika Dark is one of my favorite authors. Every novel keeps the reader flowing through pages until the wee hours of the morning, revealing mystery after love story after action scene that emotes so completely and effortlessly, always leaving you wanting more. Knowing that Shine is the intended last novel of the Mageri series is so perfectly unfortunate - just what I'm sure Ms. Dark intended.

Five stars is the LEAST I could give this installment! Silver and Logan are keeping us busy panting and
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Beth
It is a sweet sorrow when one of your favorite series ends, SHINE is no exception. Dannika Dark brilliantly ties up all the loose ends and gives us the closure we are looking for but leaves us begging for more of these characters that have become a part of our lives.

I loved the transformation of Silver into the person she is today. Her relationship with Logan is put to the ultimate test. Her true bad-ass-ness is revealed and man what an electrifying show.

Amazing revelations will be revealed, he
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Erin
First of all...BEST. SERIES. EVER. Second...I liked it so much, that I got sucked into the afterglow of it all so much, that I broke my golden rule, and didn't write my review right away. I know...horrible.

Although I didn't write it right away, I can still say this for sure: I waited a few weeks after this came out to read it. I was scared to let it end. As it turns out, I had nothing to fear. EVERY character had the perfect ending. I wasn't disappointed that one of them got left out, didn't get
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Jess
Between 50-80% of the book, I was straight out BAWLING. That book is SO fecking sweet! Yeah, I love Logan to pieces, but I also had a thing for Christian. His banter with Silver was hilarious. I'm so happy for Justus and Adam, and Silver's kickass powers are OMG-worthy. The end of the book was SUCH a great way to complete the series and just so beautiful. But I keep thinking back to the fact that Silver will end up outliving her Logan and would be forced to experience his death... God that jail ...more
Tarisa Marie
So, I started reading this series and immediately fell in love with it! For a while, I even thought of it as my favourite series. Then, Logan Cross was introduced and suddenly a became a big part of the storyline. I DID NOT like Logan. I don't know why everyone seems so infatuated with him. From the beginning I thought he was creepy and possessive. Anyways, I think the last couple books would really benefit from having more interaction with the character of Simon or even any other character besi ...more
Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookworms
*I received a free ARC of Shine from Enchantress of Books Blogtours for participating in the blogtour*

An awesome end to an epic series! My review will be posted on my blog (un)Conventional Bookviews on January 6th 2014 as part of the Shine Blogtour.

All I can say is that I totally loved it!
Andrea Heltsley
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-read
Wow, just wow! This was such a great end to the Mageri series! I adored this series and was sad to lose Silver and Logan. I really hope to see more books set in this world. I have nothing bad to say about this book or this series or this author! Five glittery stars!
Crystal Stock
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
She does it again!!!!!

dannika has an amazing gift as an author. I've never cried and laughed so much in one boom. thank you for sharing your gift with us!
Tanya Davis
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The conclusion to the Mageri series, Shine, blew me away. I didn't think it could get any better than the previous book, Gravity, but I was wrong.

Silver and the gang have been through a lot. More and more of the side characters have been fleshed out and I came to care about the things happening to them almost as much as what was going on in Silver's life.

This installment didn't hold much action until near the end. We have a lot of build up. Silver is away from things for most of the book so she
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Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
Gah! This was so good!! I can't imagine a better ending for this series.

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I'm not sure I could have imagined a better ending for this series than Shine. Dark did an excellent job of driving us to where she wanted us, tying up some loose ends, but also leaving things in a way where we can dream up the direction certain things and certain characters go from here. And it was ALL worth the ride.

As I've said in most, if not all, my reviews for this series, I admire how Dark takes on certain relev
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Melanie
My review and an extended sample of the audiobook are posted at Hotlistens.com.

This is the fifth and final book in Mageri series. The entire series only covers about a year in time. At the beginning of the story, Zoe is pretty much a normal human. By the end, she isn't only a mage, she is an extremely powerful one.

This story not only wraps up the overall story of the series, there is also a story to be told within this book. We have a surprise from Page, which ends up being a large part of the s
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Kirti Qanongo
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THANK U DANNIKA DARK for writing such an AMAZING series.

It was a thrilling ,Captivating & mesmerizing read.
Loved all the characters and their traits..be it LOGAN's love , devotion and thoughtfulness or SILVER's witty and sarcastic remarks or her love for her MATE and frendz...This series captured my attention from the 1st novel.I finished the whole series in 5 days...It was a joy to see the development of Silver's character..I cried,laughed,shouted,cheered and smiled ( with tears in my eyes)
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THE MAGERI SERIES is an exciting urban fantasy romance about a young woman's claim to immortality. Passionate, humorous, dark, and full of unpredictable twists, the Mageri series will take you on an unforgettable journey of love, friendship, and the hidden power within us all. C
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