SHINE — the final chapter of the SHADE trilogy, now available in hardcover and paperback!

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The final chapter of the critically acclaimed SHADE is now in stores, in both hardcover AND paperback! 

Read the first chapter and exclusive SHINE teasers.


No other love has burned so bright

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 that 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.

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Praise for SHINE 

Jeri Smith-Ready has concluded this series in the most beautiful, perfect way possible...books like the SHADE trilogy make it really hard to read any other books. I compare the character development and complexity of other novels to the likes of these and they pale in comparison. These are books I'll be revisiting numerous times in my life. I'm not ready to let these characters go, nor will I ever be. The raw emotion, sadness, pain, and LOVE in these books is paramount.  — Makeshift Bookmark

The strength of Smith-Ready's books lies in her remarkable characters. There's such a resonance there, a heightened sense of self-possession that makes everyone truly believable...This is the book for the Logan camp of fans who have been rolling their eyes at Zachary fandom. This is the book that he wins your hearts in, if he didn't have them already. — Bibliopunk

The way Jeri writes is like wrapping yourself in a warm blanket or listening to your favorite band; it’s like coming home. — Jaime, Two Chicks on Books

A very detailed, fast paced and deeply entertaining ending to the SHADE series....The SHADE series has moved to my Top 5 Favorite Series of all time, and there is shall stay. — Me, My Shelf, and I

This trilogy is my top favorite in the YA genre and will forever be irreplaceable. I’m locking these books in my heart and throwing away the key. The characters, the plot, the setting, the emotion- Oh, the EMOTION! — Living Fictitiously

The stakes have never been higher, the journeys never farther, the love never deeper...SHINE is the perfect ending to a perfect trilogy, a complete and captivating ride. — Bringing the Epic

Eye-popping, heart-pounding, jaw-dropping action as well as some very tender moments that are not only Zach-centric but will also appease those die-hard Logan fans...Jeri Smith-Ready has found a way to show the strengths and weaknesses of each of her beloved characters but I would have to say that Aura really owns this last book. She is the strong and resilient heroine that I needed her to be. — Patricia, Two Chicks on Books

A fantastic example of how a series (or trilogy) should end. There's mystery, tension (both romantic and just plain 'ol tension), and answers. — What's On the Bookshelf

Truly action packed and will keep you guessing down to the last pages...quite possibly, the most perfect conclusion to an awesome set. — Wait...What?

And check out this rhyming review by author Jamie Manning!


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This Side of Salvation — April 2014

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In Jeri's first YA contemporary novel, 16-year-old David confronts his desires and his demons in this novel about what it means to be left behind—literally, figuratively, and spiritually

A smart, well-rounded, and unpredictable tale.Booklist, Starred Review

"Shattered" — December 2013

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The truth about what happened to Zachary in 3A, and how he survived the aftermath.

"Bridge" — April 2013

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To find eternal rest, Logan must make peace with his brother before Mickey's guilt over Logan's death drives him to take his own life.

Intense and earnest. Kirkus Reviews

Lust for Life — December 2012

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Final book in the award-winning WVMP series

Ciara must battle vengeful vampires and her own demons to win her ultimate happy ending.

"Let It Bleed" — June 2012

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WVMP novella. A can't-miss "bridge" between BRING ON THE NIGHT and LUST FOR LIFE! Now includes the bonus short story "Thief."

Shine — May 2012

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Final book in the award-winning SHADE trilogy

When tragedy spikes a worldwide fear of ghosts, Aura will do anything to save her generation's freedom—and the life of the boy she loves.

Shift — May 2011

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Sequel to the critically acclaimed SHADE

As Aura uncovers new truths about herself and the Shift, she must decide whom to trust with her secrets...and her heart.

Bring on the Night — August 2010

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When a fatal virus spreads through Sherwood—and corpses rise from their graves—Ciara not only gets a crash course in zombie-killing, but is forced to put her faith, and her life itself, in the hands of magic.

Shade — May 2010

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Jeri's teen fiction debut, now available in paperback

First in a worldwide generation of ghost-seers, Aura's relationship with the dead changes forever when her boyfriend dies and comes back to haunt her.

Smith-Ready changes the world simply by changing our ability to see.

Publisher's Weekly, starred review

Bad to the Bone — May 2009

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Smith-Ready pours plenty of fun into her charming, fang-in-cheek urban fantasy.

Publisher's Weekly, starred review

The Reawakened — November 2008

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The stunning conclusion to the Aspect of Crow trilogy.

Wicked Game — May 2008

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WICKED GAME was consistently surprising and original...I highly recommend it.

— #1 NYT Bestselling author Charlaine Harris

Voice of Crow — October 2007

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To save her family, protect her home, and reclaim her soul, Rhia will travel to the Descendants' towering white city…even to the Land of the Dead itself.

Eyes of Crow — November 2006

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Lovers of fantasy are about to embark on a great new series.

Romantic Times

Requiem for the Devil — April 2001

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A tale of redemption, written with flair and style...Highly recommended.

Library Journal