Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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

Radiance (Riley Bloom, #1)
Title: Radiance

Series: Riley Bloom #1

Author: Alyson Noel

Publication date: August 2010

Published by: Square Fish

Source: Borrowed from library

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Synopsis:

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 . . .

My rating: ★★★★☆

I have to say, this was a very quick read. Very simple, yet entertaining.


So Radiance is about a 12-year-old girl Riley, who died in a car accident a year before. Now, in Here & Now (in a way I guess it could be Heaven) she is placed (since every one is destined to be placed somewhere) as a Soul Catcher. Meaning that she goes back to Earth and tries to convince earthbound spirits to cross the bridge (no, there is no light lol). So with the help of Bodhi, her guide/teacher/coach/boss (and the companionship of her dog, Buttercup) she sets out on her first assignment.

I really enjoyed this book. Its was light and fun to read. And I have a feeling that Riley and Bodhi's relationship will bloom, no pun intended ;)



Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)

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