Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
Publish date: May 1, 2012
"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." (Goodreads)
Oh my goodness, this series... Seriously, it is awesome and I do not say that lightly. I am a pretty critical reader (and I don't mean I write critical reviews, I'm just a picky person) and I freakin' love this series. And paranormal, no less! If you know me, I am NOT a paranormal person whatsoever. In fact, I can only think of this and the Unearthly trilogy as exceptions. Bravo, Cynthia Hand and Jeri Smith-Ready.
Anyway, this book. Fantastic ending to an amazing and original series. It tied up a lot of loose ends and answered all of my questions that were still lingering after Shade and Shift. I don't want to give anything away, since I pretty much hate spoilers, but I feel very satisfied right now. I am in the midst of many series right now and I hope all the other concluding books can live up to what Jeri has done here. Not to say this is a work of perfection, obviously, but I lurved it and you will too.
If you haven't read Shade, Shift, and Shine, what are you waiting for?!?! I got the first two at the library and was lucky enough to have Simon Teen send me Shine. I pretty much exploded in glee when I opened the package, to the point where my boyfriend was like, "What is WRONG with you?" I also had the pleasure of meeting Jeri at RT in Chicago. She is AMAZING. So nice and friendly and seemed so happy to meet her readers. Authors like her are the BEST.
In conclusion: READ THIS SERIES. It is what all paranormal novels should strive to be.