7/21/14

Shine #7: Lost Haven - book review



One of the authors I met at SoonerCon back in June was Sabrina Fish, author of the book Lost Haven, #7 in the series Shine by William Behrnhardt.

The premise of the series is at some point, perhaps in the near future, or in an alternate universe, young women between 15 and 25 begin developing unusual abilities. These strange talents, which seem psychic in nature, are called "Shine." The idea behind this series is that authors will write books about characters they create within this shared universe.

This book follows a young woman from Oklahoma named Camille. Her father is believed to have killed her mother, then himself. Camille has to deal with an ex-boyfriend, a mysterious thumb drive, and an organization determined to deal with Shines, all while she's coping with her own secret Shine.

The book is well-written and moves at a good pace. I didn't have any trouble following the shared world, even though I was reading the seventh book in the series. Camille's an interesting character, religious but not a closed-minded fool. If I have any complaint, it's that the book ends on something of a cliffhanger for the world, and somewhat for the character. I'm not sure about the rest of the series, but I would like to know what happens to Camille after she's gone through the events of the story.

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