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Radiance (Riley Bloom Series #1)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780606151313
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/31/2010
  • Series: Riley Bloom Series , #1
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 183
  • Sales rank: 997,616
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    Amazing

    This book at the beginnig was a little boring but after a few chapters its really good. I had to read it for 7th grade junior high and i usually hate reading but i finished this book early because of it being so good. I hope my teacher doesnt make me read another because i usually dont finish at all or finish really late. So if you get bored at the beginning keep reading and i promise at the end you wil have loved it. Then read the next book shimmer which im also reading for school. Bye bye. :D

    22 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Great Book!!!!!!

    Radiance is a great book for ages 11-13. The whole series infact. It is a great book with suspenceful moments. I would suggest it to anyone. I can't wait to read the rest of the series. Allyson Noel is a great author. She has many other books and series.

    19 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Radince

    A very good book riley dies and doesnt now what to do her guide is a geek and she makes fun of him and they can read minds whats better than that ?????

    12 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Pic

    Its about a girl who died so she is talking about how it is in heaven and how she misses home

    11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 25, 2010

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    Wonderful MG Read!

    This book is a fun MG read. It is told completely from a first person POV. Even though she has no contact with Ever, it is Riley's own story learning her place and purpose in this after-life. She is spunky, a bit bratty, and finds herself in the end a bit wiser than she thought she could become. Buttercup is adorable and although Bodhi is a bit one dimensional (probably due to seeing him through only on POV) he is interesting enough to see where the story takes him.

    The beginning of the story is a big slow, but really picks up in the middle of the book. At the end, you are met with Riley's epiphanies and the book feels complete with only being 178 pages. You do get a teaser with the next book, but I warn you... you will be left wondering or demanding what happens next if you read the excerpt.

    I give this book 4 stars. Remember this is a MG read and those that are expecting YA would be disappointed.

    11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    I love Riley!

    Radiance is such a touching story that it's bound to be a hit with new readers and long time fans of The Immortals. In Radiance we follow Ever's little sister Riley into the afterlife. For those not familiar with Riley at twelve she lost her life in a car crash that also killed her parents and dog. The Immortals tells the story of her sister Ever who is the sole survivor of the accident.

    From the moment I read about Riley in Evermore, book one of The Immortals, I knew she would be a favorite of mine. She drives Ever insane, but bottom line she loves her sister. Reading about Riley in The Immortals would make me cry and a character who can pull at your emotions is a winner.

    Ever eventually convinces Riley to crossover and Riley finds out that she has a job to do that will bring her back to earth. In the afterlife she is reunited with her dog buttercup who will be allowed to travel with her. She is also assigned a guide, Bodhi is few years older than her, but Riley doesn't make his job very easy. Riley is funny, sarcastic, and an overall lovable character! I can't wait for more books to come. Also don't let the death part fool you this is a lighthearted, sweet, and happy story.

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2010

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    Radiance

    This is a spin off from The Immortal Series and a great spin off it is.

    Riley is now in Here, a place where people are after death. Riley meets up with the council to be placed where she belongs. After meeting with the council Riley is placed as a Soul Catcher, one who travel to the earth plane to help bring soul who linger for too long.

    Riley is placed with Bodhi. A super geeky, with no fashion sense is Riley boss. From the very beginning they did not get along. Riley was always defying him always doing want she wanted. Her first task as a Soul Catcher was to help The Radiant Boy. A boy who has haunted a castle for years with no Soul Catcher able to ever bring him over. Will Riley be able to help The Radiant Boy?

    Alyson did a great job writing Radiance. It was what I expected and more. I loved that I finally got to see an insight into Riley's point of view. Now, this book is for a younger age group, but nonetheless, this book was awesome. Riley's is a great character and had me hooked. Her quick wittiness and sarcastic comebacks had me laughing.

    I also like that this book was written appropriately for the age group. There was no cursing, bad scene, etc. Just great teenage-drama without all the bad junk. Alyson Noel's transitioning from writing older teen books to this one, I think she did a great job. She was able to catch that young voice and portray is beautifully.

    Radiance is a great summer read. It had a great plot and was a short,easy to read book. I really wish there was a little more for me to read. If you love The Immortal Series, then you will like this book. I would suggest that you read The Immortal series first, at least the first one, Evermore, so you can fully understand what happens in the the book.

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    AMAZINGLY!!!!

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2011

    awesome

    i have read this book over and over and as a kid who looooves to read i must reccommend it to ALL

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2010

    A mystical Middle Grade story

    My thoughts...This new series by Alyson Noel is a spinoff of the Evermore series geared toward middle grade readers. The heroine is Ever's deceased sister, Riley. Ever finds herself in a place called Here & Now and has to find her way and herself.

    Riley is mature for her age. While she is only 12 years old, her character is very smart, brave, and full of intuition. She thinks fast on her feet and is not afraid to prove herself. That being said, Noel keeps the character very believable with several childish behaviors and flaws. For example, she is quick to form opinions of others, she is a bit vain, and self-centered, but she is likable. Her character evolves nicely as the story progresses.

    Another interesting character is Bodhi, her guide. He looks like your typical geek: big glasses, slicked-back hair, but is he? I instantly liked this character and I hope to learn more about his past as the series progresses.

    Radiance is geared toward ages 9-12, however, I think it will appeal to older readers and fans of the Immortals Series. The writing is very vivid. Noel did a great job of capturing the emotion and beauty of the surroundings. There were not a large number of major events, but it is a solid start to the series. The ending did not leave you hanging, but left you wondering what other sort of adventures Riley is in for. I look forward to book two in the series, coming in Spring 2011.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2012

    Fantastic!

    I found this book to be a highly intriguing read, keeping me up past 3:00 A.M. to finish it. I just couldn't stop turning pages! Noel wrote this story like a spider weaving a web. It was stunning and interesting. She left many holes in the story to keep you on your toes, but in the end, it all came together beautifully. It's a marvelous blend of tragedy, confusion, joy, and comedy. This is a perfect book for all ages. I highly reccomend Radiance!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Radiance

    Very beautiful

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Very interesting

    I read this book and its about this girl who died and is trying to settle in to her new after life and she becomes a soul catcher.this book was good because it was very detailed and interesting but whats bad about this is its very short and the story kind of went too fast like at one part she has to make a boy to go to the after life.she convinces him too go but it wasnt really convincing to me because she just talked to him and done he is going to the after life.so l give it 3 stars

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    I canr sleep.

    I kept thinking that i would die!!!!!!! I couldn't sleep. Want to rate a BIG FAT ZERO!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Hi

    I got bored

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    Radiance to me is an amazing book; it has a lot of action, love,

    Radiance to me is an amazing book; it has a lot of action, love, and a lot more things. I usually don’t read books but this got me reading. The author tells us how it is like to be a ghost right before you turns thirteen. The main character Riley Bloom died in a car crash at twelve almost thirteen. When she died she had to choose to go with her sister Ever or her mom, dad, and yellow lab Buttercup. After she crossed the bridge with her family and after they got settled in Riley had to go to ghost school. Then when she got to ghost school she was placed as a soul catcher by the council and her mentor was a nerdy guy named Bodhi. And after that they went on an amazing adventure together.I liked the book because it can relate to some people. In a way that they were the new kid and they had to find their way in. Then I also liked it because of its action and adventures. Riley would speak her mind if anything was bothering her and she was persistent to get what she wanted she didn’t give no for an answer. But the one thing I really liked about her that she was brave she stood up to her fears and never looked back. In conclusion I think if you read this book you will read the rest of the series. You will see what Riley Bloom has in store, because she will always surprise you. But in the end you will see that Bodhi will have his own little challenge he has to face on his own.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Before

    I havent read this book yet but it is awesome i read the first chapter and part of the second and i love it

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Is this book aproprate?

    I'm twelve and I love to read? Would this be a good choice? If not please throw so good titles out there. Any genre. Thanks!!!! :)

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 15, 2012

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    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    AWESOM

    AWESOME BOOK

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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