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When the box is opened, everything starts to change.

On a freezing night in Winter, Colorado, there's a party going on—and it will change the town forever.

Justin, the party's host, doesn't know that the box in his dad's study contains a shimmering dust that has the power to transform all it touches. Emma, the cute new girl, doesn't know she will spend the next twenty-four hours running for her life through a freezing blizzard. Russ, a local snowboarder, doesn't know that the person he loves most is about to betray him. And Tess, the queen of the school, only knows she wants to see what's in that box.

Nobody knows what's coming—yet. But as the party gets under way, the residents of Winter will find themselves face-to-face with forces darker than any December storm.

Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:320 pages

    Shimmer Reviews

  • Talia
    Jul 21, 2013

    I am in a state of mixed feelings about this book. Liked it, didn't love it. It had a cool idea, teens trapped in a snowstorm after a mysterious box is opened at a party. People start going nuts, now ...

  • Airaology
    Dec 12, 2012

    After reading the blurb, I'd assumed that-Tess was actually an evil mastermind who wanted to go to the party for the purpose of opening the unspeakable box- Emma was going to run around in the snow th...

  • Thomas
    Apr 02, 2009

    "Shimmer" is about a teenage girl who is about sixteen years old named Emma, and two boys her age named Justin and Russ. It switches viewpoint from character to character throughout the story, which e...

  • Michelle Rebar
    Jan 22, 2009

    A fast-paced and creepy horror/thriller. When a mysterious box is accidentally opened at a party, the people in the small town of Winter, Colorado begin to act strange. The strangeness quickly becomes...

  • Ann
    Apr 08, 2009

    ages 12+ A so-so thriller about what happens when a mysterious box is discovered and opened by a group of small town Colorado teens. So-so in its characterization and execution, yet still a page turne...

  • Zara
    Nov 09, 2016

    I'm writing a review hours after I've read this book and all I have are vague memories. This shows that Shimmer was not a memorable read for me.This book is a re-read. I didn't re-read this book becau...

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    May 06, 2009

    Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.comTake one part mythology, one part Michael Crichton's PREY, and one part Stephen King's DESPERATION - and you'll come up with something that resembles SHIMMER, a ...

  • Michele Dark
    Aug 04, 2013

    Review cross-posted to Darkly Delicate Book ReviewsI’m not even going to lie – I picked up this book because of the title. And I’m very glad I did.Shimmer uses the myth of Pandora’s box as the...

  • Christian
    Mar 03, 2014

    Overall, I was satisfied with Shimmer by Dallas Reed. Although there was suspense in several parts of the book, I felt that the author left something out of the book. The author could’ve included mo...

  • Terry
    Nov 11, 2015

    Shimmer is a retelling of the Greek myth of Pandora's box. Reed builds upon the myth in creating a cast of characters diverse in their motivations, background, and voices. The divisions are prominent:...