Thursday, September 13, 2012

Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready

Published: May 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 399
Copy: Library
Summary: Goodreads

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.

What a brilliant ending to the Shade trilogy.  I have been enthralled by Ms Smith-Ready's writing since I first opened Shade.  She did not disappoint with Shift, and Shine has been the icing on the cake.

 I think the best way to describe this trilogy is supernatural romantic suspense.   I've already talked about her astounding characters in the previous 2 books - they just keep getting better and better. The ghosts are real, charming, confused and abundant.  The romance is sweet, yet powerful, and will surprise you a little, I think.  There is a fair bit of mystery and the suspense just keeps ratcheting up, notch after notch.   I have been reduced to tears at least once in each book, so keep a box of kleenex handy, and I want to meet Zachary, please. 

To sum up - a little bit of everything that makes a trilogy great.  If you haven't yet visited this trilogy, start now.  I'm envious that you won't have to wait between books as I had to, but oh, it was so worth the wait.

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