Radiance - A Riley Bloom Novel by Alyson Noel

Radiance - A Riley Bloom Novel

Written by Alyson Noel

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This is a witty, moving, heart-warming story set in the afterlife about a 12 year old girl who dies but finds once she gets to the afterlife that she's a soul catcher, someone who must on her first job there go back to earth and find someone key to the afterlife whose spirit doesn't want to move on. Someone as important as her in the afterlife.


Radiance - A Riley Bloom Novel by Alyson Noel

Riley Bloom died, aged twelve, in a car crash with her parents and her beloved dog Buttercup. Her sister Ever survived - but that's another story. Riley must let go of Ever and all the things that tied her to life and discover what she's meant to be in the afterlife. Riley is a soul catcher. That means helping the unhappy lost souls who stick around in the human realm to move on - and find their own place, over the bridge, in the great hereafter. With her spirit guide, Bodhi, and Buttercup by her side, Riley embarks on an adventure that will take her around the world - sending ghosts back where they belong, until she can finally make it there herself.

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Riley, who appeared in ghost form to her older sister, Ever, in Noel's bestselling Evermore, takes center stage in this middle-grade spinoff, first in a planned series. . . . her wit, attitude, and maturation should have readers gladly following her into the second installment. -- Publishers Weekly I must admit there is not one thing I don't like about this book. I just listed it all the pros and there are no cons. I would rate it FIVE STARS if I was a critic. And I guess I am. Now I have something to look forward to, the second book coming out in Spring 2011. --Hadley, at AllyKatzz.com I like Riley . . . She's faced with challenges and loves to meet them head-on. I'm very pleased with this book. . . . Riley's story is touching, moving, and uplifting. -- Biliophilic Book Blog Narrating in a contemporary voice with an honest and comfortable cadence, Riley is imperfect, but always likable as she sweeps readers to her faraway land where she makes herself and readers assess their behaviors and, quite possibly, make adjustments. In the midst of this wildly fanciful setting, Noel is able to capture with nail-on-the-head accuracy common worries and concerns of today's tweens. -- School Library Journal A tale for lovers of the genre . . . For those preteens who like a mild supernatural adventure with romantic overtones, you go, ghost. -- Kirkus Reviews Riley is such a great, refreshing character and I loved her voice. She has some great inner monologues that made me laugh out loud . . . I really enjoyed Radiance . . . I'd definitely recommend YA fans of Alyson Noel to pick it up. I'm looking forward to finding out what happens next with Riley and Bodhi. -- Mundie Moms Alyson did a great job writing Radiance. It was what I expected and more . . . She was able to catch that young voice and portray it beautifully. . . . Radiance is a great summer read. I give it 5 BITES! -- Books With Bite Another highly creative and well thought out series

About the Author

Alyson Noel

Alyson Noël is the author of nine books for teens, including Saving Zoë, Art Geeks and Prom Queens, and the brand-new bestselling series The Immortals. She lives in Laguna Beach, California, USA, where she is at work on her next book.

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208 pages


Alyson Noel
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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

4th February 2011




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