Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
Series: Book Three in the Shade Trilogy
Published By: Simon Pulse (May 1, 2012)
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars
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.
As much as I have loved this series, and loved Logan, I was super excited to get a chance to have a book with just Aura and Zach in it. I adored Logan, but I have always loved Zach and his Scottish brogue.
It has taken me forever to finish this trilogy and I couldn't even give you a good excuse as to why other than in the madness of blog tours, ARCs, and everything else, I had completely forgotten about it, which is s shame because this is a fabulous series. So well written and so much fun.
Even though this last installment was a bit more serious than the others, it was also my favorite of the bunch. I loved seeing Aura grow up and even though she will always love Logan, it was nice seeing her move on and see what was real and tangible right in front of her. It was nice to see her finally picturing her future and wanting it. To maker her wishes and dreams a reality while still trying to solve the mystery behind the Shift and look out for those she loves.
A lot is discovered, a lot happens, and a lot of changes occur for everyone, not just Zach and Aura. We meet some new people (loved Martin!), and of course see some very familiar faces.
All in all this was a fabulous conclusion to the trilogy and I am so sad that it is over but happy at the same time because I got exactly what I wanted from it and left the series with a smile on my face.