Shimmer

Shimmer

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by Alyson Noël
     
 

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Having solved the matter of the Radiant Boy, Riley, Buttercup, and Bodhi are enjoying a well-deserved vacation. When Riley comes across a vicious black dog, against Bodhi's advice, she decides to cross him over. While following the dog, she runs into a young ghost named Rebecca. Despite Rebecca's sweet appearance, Riley soon learns she's not at all what she seems. As

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Having solved the matter of the Radiant Boy, Riley, Buttercup, and Bodhi are enjoying a well-deserved vacation. When Riley comes across a vicious black dog, against Bodhi's advice, she decides to cross him over. While following the dog, she runs into a young ghost named Rebecca. Despite Rebecca's sweet appearance, Riley soon learns she's not at all what she seems. As the daughter of a former plantation owner, she is furious about being murdered during a slave revolt in 1733. Mired in her own anger, Rebecca is lashing out by keeping the ghosts who died along with her trapped in their worst memories. Can Riley help Rebecca forgive and forget without losing herself to her own nightmarish memories? Find out in Shimmer, the second book in the Riley Bloom series from bestselling author Alyson Noël.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429993272
Publisher:
Square Fish
Publication date:
03/15/2011
Series:
Riley Bloom Series , #2
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Lexile:
1120L (what's this?)
File size:
238 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Q&A with author, Alyson Noël:

What was your inspiration for the “Here and Now,” the magical realm where Riley lives?

Back when I first started working on The Immortals series, I did quite a bit of research on metaphysics and quantum physics and ghosts and sprits and the afterlife, etc, all of which sort of fed into the concept of the “Here & Now.” I guess in a way it’s how I hope the afterlife will be.

In what ways are you similar (or different) to Riley Bloom?

Actually, Riley and I share a lot in common. I know what it’s like to be the “baby” of the family, and though I hate to admit it, I’ve also been known to hog the microphone while playing Rock Band on the Wii! Writing Radiance was the most fun I’ve ever had writing a book. It’s been an absolute blast bringing Riley back, and I hope readers enjoy her adventures as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them!

Meet the Author

Alyson Noël is the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of Faking 19, Art Geeks and Prom Queens, Laguna Cove, Fly Me to the Moon, Kiss&Blog, Saving Zoë, Cruel Summer, and The Immortals series including Evermore, Blue Moon, Shadowland, Dark Flame, and Night Star, as well as the Immortals spin-off series beginning with Radiance. With over 2 million copies in print in the US alone, her books have been published in 35 countries and have won awards including the National Reader's Choice Award, NYLA Book of Winter Award, NYPL Stuff for the Teenage, TeenReads Best Books of 2007, and Reviewer's Choice 2007 Top Ten, and have been chosen for the CBS Early Show's "Give the Gift of Reading" segment, and selected for Seventeen Magazine's "Hot List" and Beach Book Club Pick. She lives in Laguna Beach, California.
Alyson Noël is the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of Faking 19, Art Geeks and Prom Queens, Laguna Cove, Fly Me to the Moon, Kiss&Blog, Saving Zoë, Cruel Summer, and the Immortals series including Evermore, Blue Moon, Shadowland, Dark Flame, and Night Star, as well as the Immortals spin-off series beginning with Radiance. With over 2 million copies in print in the US alone, her books have been published in 35 countries and have won awards including the National Reader's Choice Award, NYLA Book of Winter Award, NYPL Stuff for the Teenage, TeenReads Best Books of 2007, and Reviewer's Choice 2007 Top Ten, and have been chosen for the CBS Early Show's "Give the Gift of Reading" segment, and selected for Seventeen Magazine's "Hot List" and Beach Book Club Pick. She lives in Laguna Beach, California.

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Shimmer (Riley Bloom Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 209 reviews.
StarSpun More than 1 year ago
In Alyson Noel's second charmer about 12 year old Riley Bloom, Shimmer, Riley's newly discovered talents are put to the test when she meets Rebecca, the ghost of a plantation owner's daughter. Rebecca's anger is trapping souls in their own angry, painful memories, and Riley and her friends, ghost guide Bhodi and golden retriever Buttercup, must find a way to free the trapped souls, and help Rebecca let go of a horrible event in her past, so she may move on to the Here & Now. I adored Radiance, and Shimmer was just as good. I'm still amazed at Ms. Noel's ability to see through a 12 yr old's eyes and write about themes such as slavery, and the horrid things that happened during that unpleasant time in our history, while always keeping a glimmer of hope on the horizon. Shimmer was a wonderful read and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to reluctant readers. It ends with some unanswered questions that I'm sure will be resolved in the next Riley Bloom adventure, Dreamscape, coming this fall!
Alana Aninipot More than 1 year ago
I have no idea what the people with negative comments are talking about......its not boring at ALL! When it talks about the fire buring the house and it burning the girls feet, it felt so....real
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love this book im 10 and bought it at a book fair at my school.Read the first one and was addicted i would recommend this book to people who like reading suspenceful books about the fight of death
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the sample of it and in counting I have read it 40x. I highly recamend this book. I am nine years old I only have three books so hopefuly my parents will let me buy the book!
Cariblogs More than 1 year ago
Short Version: So on the rating let me explain if you go in with the thought that you are going to read a middle grade book that gets right to the point and tells a great story you will love this book but if you go in expecting a long drawn out story with romance than you will feel disappointed but trust me this is a really good book! If you have read the Evermore series you will enjoy this but it's not required that you do. You will be lost if you haven't read Radiance the first book in this series. You can find my review of Radiance here. Long Version: (Don't read if you haven't read Radiance) After Riley successfully completed her first mission she was granted time off to go back to the earth plane where she can relax and get to know her guide Bodhi but things never go smoothly for Riley. She comes across a vicious hell dog and while Bodhi warns her not to get involved or have anything to do with it, she does the exact opposite. Riley finds out that the dog belongs to Rebecca, an evil spirit, who traps spirits in their worst fear and feeds off their tortured energy. Only to make matters worse Bodhi and Buttercup get trapped and Riley has to save her guide, dog, and put a stop to Rebecca's evil ways. When Rebecca finds out that Riley want's to stop her, she blocks her out and Riley finds help from a spirit who is tied to Rebecca's past. He sends Riley on a spirit quest to show her the type of person Rebecca used to be when she was alive and what she suffered while living on her father's plantation. Alyson Noel does not tread lightly on the topic of slavery giving us flashbacks to how horrible slaves were tread and I found it to be a great element in the story. In Shimmer we learn more about Bodhi and what his biggest regret was when he was alive. Rebecca also shows Riley the tragic way that she died and why she is so angry, but she is one ghost that is not willing to cross over. Riley has always been one of my favorite characters and while I have so many questions about where the series will go I find Shimmer to be a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to agree these books are the readin level for 10 yr olds and thats the age i was when i read them but the fact that all these yrs have past and im still thinking about how great they are goes to show there amazing books and i believe anyone who reads reads them at any age level, will enjoy the adventure with railey
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im a different nine year old and my sister got a nook gift card and now I have the book!!!!!!soooooooo awesome and if u think im wayy too young or anything… MY READING LEVEL IS TENTH GRADE!! TAKE THAT!"!!!" oh and …GET THE BOOK BUT IF U DONT HAVE MONEY BEG FOR A GIFT CARD LIKE I DO!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait to read this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got Radiance really cheap at a book fair and loved it! I highly recomend it for ages 10+. I'm going to buy this book when I (hopefuly) get a Barnes&Noble gift card for Christmas!!
Ronald Chiaratti More than 1 year ago
Such a good book! Even tho im in the middle i cant wait til i finish reading it! One of the best books i ever read. Even tho i dont like reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A started reading this book and I have it but it wasn't that good. I only read a little bit though. maybe I'll try it again soon. All I remember was that this book was a little confusing to me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey Chris!! I hope you get this message...if you're there... I miss you too. Please answer as soon as you get this. Sorry I couldn't answer you before. I was on this long writers block..it was so stupid. Love you! ~Michelle
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I miss you Michelle.
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Good book
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Greek camp at relics res 1. Res 2 for bios!!!!!
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Rank: Queen <p> Gender: Shecat <p> Look: Silver pelt with ice blue eyes. <p> MateCrushKits: Windcatcher (dead) No Expecting! <p> Personality: Shy, nervous. Motherly, kind, feirce, pretty. Gentle. <p> Advantage: Extremely watchful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope yoy know that SL who said happy valentines day is probably a fake and trying to get "atention" by saying that i cant even belive that you even fell for that
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I wish i could understand it better but this story really makes you think and wonder. Obviously the author put a lot of thought into this book and is great at !! Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a character!!!!!!!!! &bull; NAME: Grasshoppa&bull; AGE:12&bull; GODLY PARENT: Persephone&bull;GENDER: Female(but tomboy)&bull; HAIR: Long and black with lime green streaks(always has a flower behind her ear)&bull; EYES: Hazel&bull; WEAPON: Bow and quiver&bull; has crush on Leo Valdez &bull; named after her favorite food Grasshopper pie&bull;POWERS: Can control plants mostly flowers&bull; very sweet girl good friend&bull; THANKS!!!! HOPE YOU USE HER!!!!!! LUV YUR STORY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~ Author of PiE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brown hair brown eyes favorite wepon is a bow with a sheath that never runs out. Her name is samantha hamper she hasa border collie named shadow and is a child of enyo goddess of war twin of ares - PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE USE HER
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am there.