Review: Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready & GIVEAWAY

Book: Shine
Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
Series: Shade Trilogy
ShinePublisher: Simon & Schuster UK ( Simon Pulse)
Pages: 399 pages
Released: May (US) June (UK)
Edition: UK Edition
Received copy for review via publisher

I was so excited to receive an early copy of Shine for review. I read the first two books, Shade and Shift, in the trilogy last year and really enjoyed them, I needed to know how the trilogy ended. I had so many questions that needed answers. Thankfully Shine answered all those questions and ended the series just the way I wanted it to!

Quick recap for any of you who don't know the back round of the Shade Trilogy. The trilogy is set in a world where anyone under the age of 18 years old can see and communicate with ghosts ever since the Shift occurred nearly eighteen years ago. I loved this concept when I read the first two books and continued to enjoy it in Shine.

In Shine Aura and Zachary are finally together! *Yay* I loved Logan but I have always had an extra soft spot for Zachary. When I read the first few chapters of Shine my heart was literally in my thoart along with Aura's. I was thinking to myself, Jeri don't do this, don't break Aura's heart again and my own. Thankfully the situation isn't what we think *high five to Jeri*

From the first page we are on a rollercoaster of emotions with the characters, there's sadness,  grief, anger, happiness, joy, shock and more. My emotions where all over the place with the characters. This is one of the things I love about Jeri Smith-Ready's writing, we feel the emotions of the characters and are invested in there safety and life's, which I love.

Throughout the book the pieces finally started to come together. I gasped a few times and was thinking to myself that's why this and that happened. I took an even more disliking to the DMP and there associates. There treatment of the ghosts and one character who I really like, seriously annoyed me! I was gunning for there downfall.

I not only loved the main characters of the series but I loved the other characters that made up the trilogy as well. They were all really well developed and all there stories were wrapped up well. Megan & Dylan! All I can say is so cute!

Overall, Shine was AMAZING. The series is so addictive, I couldn't put it down. It has everything a book could have, action, adventure, mystery, great characters, romance and so much more. The writing is great and the flow and pace of the story is perfect. The ending felt just right and am glad it ended that way. Everything felt like it came full circle. If you haven't read the trilogy, I highly recommend you do. I can't wait to read more of Jeri Smith Ready's work.

5/5 STARS- You won't be disappointed!


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  1. Lovely review. I'm excited to get a copy of the trilogy now. I've been hearing a lot of great things about it. Thanks for the swag! :)

  2. Shine-on, Jeri! Tweeted for you. Best of luck with your publishing ventures! Cheers!

  3. Wow 5 stars, I guess I need to read this series :)

  4. Thanks for the swag! :)

  5. Ohh, awesome swag :D Thank you for the giveaway. <3 Also, I adore your review. So glad you loved this book :D I have all three books; just haven't read them yet (A) But I will! Since they do seem awesome. :)

    Love, Carina ~

  6. I've just finished Shift, so I'm super excited about Shine, specially after reading your review, I was pretty much squealing while reading it, it's really good! n_n

  7. I am about to start this series!
    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

  8. This series sounds so good I really want to read it now thanks for the review and giveaway

  9. I love this series, I have a real soft spot for Zachary- its the Glasgow connection!

  10. I loved Shade and Shift and can't wait to read Shine! Lovely review and thanks for the giveaway!!