April 27, 2012

Review: Radiance (Riley Bloom #1) by Alyson Noel

Riley has crossed the bridge into the afterlife—a place called Here, where time is always Now. She has picked up life where she left off when she was alive, living with her parents and dog in a nice house in a nice neighborhood. When she’s summoned before The Council, she learns that the afterlife isn’t just an eternity of leisure. She’s been assigned a job, Soul Catcher, and a teacher, Bodhi, a possibly cute, seemingly nerdy boy who’s definitely hiding something. They return to earth together for Riley’s first assignment, a Radiant Boy who’s been haunting a castle in England for centuries. Many Soul Catchers have tried to get him to cross the bridge and failed. But all of that was before he met Riley . .

The main character in this spin - off was one of the favorites from the Immortals series. I love the personality and spunkiness of this 12 yr. old. She is hilarious. This book has a fun and perky storyline. I like the way the main character has to help others in order to help herself. A lot of spin-offs never achieve the noteworthiness of the original. That is not the case here. It is just as good as the series from which it was born. Alyson Noel is a wonderful & imaginative writer. So far, I have liked everything I have read from her. This is a great series for early teens.

Publisher-Square Fish
Reviewers rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by~Mechele
~Thank you to the publisher for the donation of this book to the Read for your Future book program!~

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