Shine (Shade #3) by Jeri Smith Ready
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Age Group: Young Adult
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 Thoughts: When I started Shine, I knew right away I would enjoy it! Even the opening pages were awesome. I started it and got sucked right back in with Aura and Zachary.
Zachary is contained shortly after and Aura wants to help him, to get him out, to break him out. She and her friends do everything they can to try to find a way but it isn’t easy.
Once Zachary reunites with Aura, things aren't perfect. She ends up going to see him and this is the best part of the book. I loved their romantic moments together. Very sweet, even if people were always after them and they were trying to get away and out of sight.
I felt like a lot happened during this one but at the same time, not very much. I’m glad how things ended. I’m glad on the conclusion, and the very last few pages, I’m glad. I loved this series a lot but I felt like this book wasn't as great as the others once the pages flew by. I think I just missed Logan. I’m glad I got to see more of his family and all of Aura’s friends but I just missed Logan.
Oh sweet Logan. I like Zach, don’t get me wrong but I just missed Logan!!!
Am I happy on how things ended? Yes. Was it wrapped up nicely? Yes. However, I just didn’t love this one as much as the first two and that is why its only getting 4 cupcakes instead of 5.
Overall: I enjoyed this one. I’m so happy I got to finish the trilogy with Aura! And I felt like it resolved nicely. I felt like it was the way it was supposed to be. To make a lot of people happy. To make Aura happy.
Cover: Like it. I have liked all these covers!
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