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Shimmer (Breathe #2)

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Book 2 in the Breathe Series:


Chandler Raines and her “dad” are on the run. Never staying in one place for very long. It’s just not safe. When they arrive in Lafayette, Louisiana, Chandler quickly realizes this is the place she wants to call home. Friends, a cute boy, and competitive cheerleading have her taking dangerous risks to have the life she always wanted. Risks she
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Published August 28th 2014 by Smashwords Edition (first published August 19th 2014)
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Brittany (Brittany's Book Rambles)
Thank you Mark My Words Publicity for my ebook copy of this book

Better than Breathe but still not my cup of tea. The relationships in this book were better developed in this book than it's forerunner but essentially it was almost exactly the same as the first one. It's focused on the second generation of characters from Breathe but the same in all the other ways. Our protagonist, "Chandler" is on the run from the person who killed her mother, and in voice is and thought is the younger version of
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Dianne
Four years spent on the run, staying one step ahead of danger, of a shadowy figure who wants nothing more than to control Chandler, and silence her father, time and luck may be running out. Their latest stop, Lafayette, LA is different than any other town they have hidden in, and Chandler craves to be part of a community, to have friends, to be a normal teen, but will the warm reception and the handsome boy she meets end up being her doom in the dangerous game of survival she is an unwilling par ...more
Bobbie
Aug 25, 2014 Bobbie rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
I found this book an improvement on the first one in the series - Chandler as a character was much more interesting, with her tumbling and her mysterious life. Mystery is definitely something that Dillon does well - she kept me guessing about what was really going on for quite some time. I found it slightly odd that this book is set four years on from Breathe, it seems a large time gap, but I did like the way Jasmine's family was involved. However I still found there was a certain lack of feelin ...more
Kathy
Dec 25, 2014 Kathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC eBook in exchange for an honest review. This is the first book I have read by Elena Dillon and it most certainly won't be my last! I loved every second of this book and when I wasn't able to read I found myself constantly thinking about the story and itching to get back to it! The characters and plot lines were so creative and intriguingly intertwined that I was invested in the story immediately. I don't want to give anything away about this FANTASTIC suspenseful young adult ro ...more
The Truth
Aug 28, 2014 The Truth rated it it was amazing
Jaymee's Review...
***ARC Provided by the author in exchange for an honest review***

5 Stars

Shimmer is the second book in the Breathe series by Elena Dillon and while it can be read as a stand alone I recommend reading Breathe first. Breathe is an amazing book and it will help you understand Caeden a little bit better because of what his family went through in the first book. Anyway, Shimmer is an another perfect blend of young romance and suspense. Chandler and her father have been on the run for
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Karyn
Aug 15, 2014 Karyn rated it really liked it
I read this book immediately after reading Breathe. After finishing Breathe, I wanted more of the story and the characters so I dove right into Shimmer.

The story starts off with 2 characters that were new to the series in a different state from where Breathe takes place. My initial thought was “wait, I thought this story picked up where Breathe left off?”. Very quickly, the two new characters, Chandler and her dad, arrive in Lafayette, LA so we see that they are going to eventually bring in char
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Krutula
Sep 01, 2014 Krutula rated it really liked it
Chandler Raines and her “dad” are on the run. Never staying in one place for very long. It’s just not safe. When they arrive in Lafayette, Louisiana, Chandler quickly realizes this is the place she wants to call home. Friends, a cute boy, and competitive cheerleading have her taking dangerous risks to have the life she always wanted. Risks she promised she wouldn’t take.
When her lies catch up to her, a decision has to be made. Stay or run? Will the evil that’s chased them for the last four years
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Candy
Aug 17, 2014 Candy rated it it was amazing
I adored Jasmine and Easton in Breathe but I absolutely loved Lily,Caedan,Abby,Finn, and Chandler! They crack me up,especially Caedan who is mister wannabe bad boy with a heart hidden underneath that rough exterior.Now it'll just take the right girl to break down his wall and draw out the real Caedan. And that girl might just be Chandler but she isn't going play his games or let his cockiness get under her skin. She's been to way too many schools and seen more drama from watching as an outsider ...more
Kathryn Svendsen
Aug 20, 2014 Kathryn Svendsen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, romantic-suspense
I have to admit that I was hesitant at first about reviewing Shimmer because I was told that it was similar to another book that I had previously reviewed and I didn’t want to read another book that was too similar in plot line. However, I was wonderfully surprised and most delighted that I chose to read this book because only on the surface is it similar to the other book. In reality it is much different.

Chandler Raines is 16 and has been on the run with her dad for the past 4 years ever since
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Megan
Aug 14, 2014 Megan rated it it was amazing
OMG! I LOVED this book, well this whole series actually! Everything about it is just so freaking good!
I loved Chandler, she was a very strong female character, she was dealt a truly crappy hand in life but she was making the most of it. With her wacky choices of clothes, and her devotion and faith in her dad, she was strong, smart, and just kickass. I also loved how although she was going against all the rules that she knows she should follow to join cheerleading, her heart was always in the ri
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Keira.
Aug 28, 2014 Keira. rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014

Thanks to Mark My Words Book Publicity for providing this title in exchange for an honest review.

Part two of a series, Shimmer picks up a few years after Breathe with "Chandler" and her "dad" moving to the same town that Jasmine and her family escaped to, after four years on the run.

I have to say, Lafayette, Louisiana, sounds like one dangerous town. Everyone stops there while trying to run from their sordid past, but of course, it always catches up to them.

A couple of chapters into Shimmer, I
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Bailey Riddle
Aug 22, 2014 Bailey Riddle rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book for free to review via NetGalley. All opinions below are completely mine.

When I started to read this book, I was immediately disappointed by it—but not for very long! The story starts off with the main character—who doesn't actually use her real name but is referred to as Chandler Raines throughout the majority of the book—and right away I was wondering if I was actually reading the right book. As a sequel to Breathe, I was expecting Shimmer to follow the same char
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Krazybooklady
Aug 27, 2014 Krazybooklady rated it really liked it
In Shimmer, we get to meet back up with Caedan, Lily, Abby, and Finn, who we first met in Breathe. But now "Chandler" is about to come in and shake things up a bit. The reader finds out early on that her name isn't really Chandler, the man she is with isn't really her dad, and that she moves around a lot with a new identity every time because they are running from someone.

This story takes place 4 years after the events in Breathe, so our cute little pre-teens have grown up some. Lily and Abby a
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Dusti Dasilva
Aug 28, 2014 Dusti Dasilva rated it really liked it
I received an ARC edition of this book in exchange for my honest review. This is a contemporary romance and it’s the second in the series, but can be read as a stand alone. Elena provides the emotional detail to keep you captivated without all the mushy stuff that makes you want to gag. From the very beginning this book held me. The very first chapter pulls you in by making you ask yourself exactly what are Chandler and Logan are running from and why so often. I loved the mystery of not knowing ...more
A Little of This and A Lot of That
I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. This is a YA contemporary romance and it's the second in the series, but can be read as a stand alone. I really enjoyed this one!! Such a great find and I can't say enough about the plot line in this series. I loved the mystery around why Chandler and Logan are running and who from plus the added bonus of seeing the Rourke family. Great read and I give it 4 Stars. I look forward to where this series goes and would love to see the ...more
Caroline
Aug 23, 2014 Caroline rated it really liked it
I was expecting this to be a sequel to Breathe when in actual fact you can read Shimmer as a standalone. It does feature Jasmine's family from Breathe heavily though so its nice to see them in this.
Our main character is a teenage girl on the run with her father from someone (we don't find out who until near the end of the book), she regularly has to move and change her whole identity. This time she is calling herself Chandler and they end up in Lafayette. Her father likes her to keep herself to
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Elaine
This builds on the events in 'Breathe' by the same author and involved many of the same characters plus 'Chandler Raines' and her “dad” who have been on the run for four years. 'Chandler' is a sassy, strong, female character who is really ready to settle down and stop moving; she settles quickly into her new school, making friends, joining in, socialising, meeting a cute boy . . . daring to start to lead a more 'normal' teenage life but lying to everyone to do so. Why are they on the run? Who ar ...more
Jenna
Sep 12, 2016 Jenna rated it really liked it
Wow what a sequel.
Genesis Blue
Jan 31, 2015 Genesis Blue rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
Chandler and her dad are on the run in this book, which instantly got it off to a great start. I love books about people on the lam, but this one was well written. Of course, she wants to settle in one place, but knows she can't and when she starts going behind her father's back, she risks everything for friends and fitting in and, maybe, sort of, some kind of romance?
Basically, this book has everything I enjoy. Mystery, action, a tough, difficult female and a bad boy who isn't quite the bad bo
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Sheila
Feb 09, 2015 Sheila rated it it was amazing
I am a fan of YA fiction and this book was one that had me caught from the beginning. Sometimes books start of slow, but this one grabbed me from the first paragraph. You can relate to the Chandler as she just desires for a normal life. This book was the perfect balance of young love, suspense, mystery, and humor all wrapped in one book. I am one who can normally predict what was going to happen but believe me; I was surprised when the identity of who was after them was revealed. This book was w ...more
Deborah Blanchard
AMAZING BOOK!

I received this book in exchange for an honest review. Although this book is considered to be for young adults, I think it is for anyone who loves a great read. The characters are richly developed and I felt immersed into their lives. The storyline flows effortlessly throughout this book. This author is a very gifted storyteller. I am looking forward to reading all her books, and believe me, I am far from being a "young adult". I highly recommend this book to everyone. I am about to
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Lara Lynn
Nov 25, 2014 Lara Lynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!

Shimmer is a YA romance with suspense....a first for me. Since I mostly stick to YA paranormal romance. But I have to say that this book was amazing!!!! I was hooked from chapter 1 and finished it in 2 days. The characters are lovable and relatable. The romance was very clean and so sweet. The suspense was incredible! I kept trying to solve the story before the story completely unfolded. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a great YA read. I will definitely be reading more fr
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Kathy
Dec 09, 2014 Kathy rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC eBook in exchange for an honest review. This is the first book I have read by Elena Dillon and it most certainly won't be my last! I loved every second of this book and when I wasn't able to read I found myself constantly thinking about the story and itching to get back to it! The characters and plot lines were so creative and intriguingly intertwined that I was invested in the story immediately. I don't want to give anything away about this FANTASTIC suspenseful young adult ro ...more
Deborah Blanchard
Dec 07, 2014 Deborah Blanchard rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. Although this book is considered to be for young adults, I think it is for anyone who loves a great read. The characters are richly developed and I felt immersed into their lives. The storyline flows effortlessly throughout this book. This author is a very gifted storyteller. I am looking forward to reading all her books, and believe me, I am far from being a "young adult". I highly recommend this book to everyone. I am about to read "Breath ...more
Kathy
Dec 25, 2014 Kathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC eBook in exchange for an honest review. This is the first book I have read by Elena Dillon and it most certainly won't be my last! I loved every second of this book and when I wasn't able to read I found myself constantly thinking about the story and itching to get back to it! The characters and plot lines were so creative and intriguingly intertwined that I was invested in the story immediately. I don't want to give anything away about this FANTASTIC suspenseful young adult ro ...more
Carly West
Aug 28, 2014 Carly West rated it liked it
This is a YA contemporary romance and it's the second in the series, but can be read as a stand alone. I liked the fact the author took her time in developing the love story and it wasn’t just instant love, instant love stories are a major no go for me and have caused me to instantly stop reading just as fast as they instantly fell in love. I loved the mystery around why Chandler and Logan are running but I think it took too long to explain the reasons why. In doing it, it made it hard me to und ...more
Katie
Aug 21, 2014 Katie rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I messed up and didn't read the blurb about the book. Anyway, it took me a little bit to get over the fact that this book wasn't about Easton and Jas. Let me tell you, I got over it. This has a similar story equation as breathe except this time the stalked girl knows it. I read this book very quickly because it totally kept my attention.
I immediately bought this authors other book: 'Crushing' and loved that one too. For YA books
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Lazy Lovers
Sep 21, 2014 Lazy Lovers rated it really liked it
Shelves: keira
Part two of a series, Shimmer picks up a few years after Breathe with "Chandler" and her "dad" moving to the same town that Jasmine and her family escaped to, after four years on the run.

I have to say, Lafayette, Louisiana, sounds like one dangerous town. Everyone stops there while trying to run from their sordid past, but of course, it always catches up to them.

Read Full Review @ Lazy Book Lovers
ButYouGotMySoul
Nov 27, 2014 ButYouGotMySoul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received you book in exchange for an honest review.

While I usually do not enjoy books written in the first person, I have to admit this draws you in. It has enough of a story going for it that it be read as a one shot. I was unaware this was a sequel, so that's wonderful!

This story unfortunately dragged at times, and I feel that Chandler is occasionally far too brave for her own good. That's a major pet peeve of my own, when the main character's best attributes is wildly out of proportion with
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Jamie Sadler
Aug 15, 2014 Jamie Sadler rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-books, aug-2014
Another 5 stars. Chandler and her "Dad" are on the run. Her mother was murdered and she is hiding from the murderer; picking up and leaving every few weeks in order to keep safe. They land in Lafayette and Changer meets a group of girls she forms an instant bond with. She goes against her Dad and her own knowledge and joins the cheer team. After an accident her face is plastered all over nation news causing more problems for her safety.

I love the Dillon intertwines Caeden and Lily into this sto
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