Sunday, 13 October 2013

Review : Shine: The Knowing Ones By Amy Freeman


Summary :
"We walk among you. Wherever your lives take you within this world, we are there, and we are many. We are not superior, we simply know more...far more...and none of you are safe." Sam has always had the gift of reading auras and seeing future events. But since beginning college, her gifts are strengthening-becoming more foreboding. Dark visions she can't explain haunt her daily. She senses danger but doesn't know why. Meeting gorgeous Olympic swimming star Trin Kosolov, who shares her extra sensory abilities, only seems to intensify the imminent peril. Sam soon discovers she was born with an identity she never knew she had and finds herself fighting for her life as she and Trin struggle to save humanity from an evil that could ultimately destroy them all.

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Review :

**Thank You To The Author For Giving Me This Book To Read And Review** 

Shine was definitely a refreshing read for me. I don't remember the last time I read something like this. 
Sam is a girl with psychic abilities only its a lot more than that. She gets visions of places and people she doesn't know & doesn't understand. But when she meets the gorgeous Trin that's when the story really takes off. Trin is just like her only his knowledge & understanding exceeds far ahead than that of Sam. But who exactly is Trin other than a Olympic swimmer??
Trin is a Russian born Veduny, a group of people with honed psychic abilities in charge of protecting humanity from evil. The Veduny (the knowing ones) are made up of Keepers and are determined to see their new Oracle (Sam) protected and teach her the skills needed to fill the role.
But will Sam accept this part of her nature?? Or will her denial risk the lives of everyone alive?? 

I really liked the story and its concept. And the way it was executed was really good. It kept me turning the pages eager to know what was gonna happen next. The only complain I have is that sometimes I felt the story to stretch a teeny tiny bit unnecessarily. Apart from that I absolutely adored the characters. I actually became attached to them which doesn't usually happen. Be it Sam , Trin , Anna or Vig. I loved them all. The chemistry between Sam & Trin was perfect.

Overall, a really good book with action, romance, mystery and a lot more all packed into one. What are you waiting for, go grab your copy now! ;)