Saturday, December 18, 2010

Radiance by Alyson Noel

Characters: 16/20
Plot: 15/20
Originality: 18/20
Writing: 16/20
Recommendation: 16/20
Overall: 81/100 or B
Source: Publisher
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 . . .
I enjoyed the Immortal series and I though that I would have liked Radiance, because it was a companion novel. Sadly, I was disappointed. Riley seemed one dimensional and boring. I also though that she was such a major brat. The book was less then 200 pages and didn't have an amazing plot that enchanted me. I was bored for most of the book. It was original, but the characters and plot didn't support that. This book is meant for a younger age and might be enjoyed by them. I think that they will find Riley to be charming and sweet.


  1. Great review.

    I agree! I loved Riley in Evermore but I wasn't too fond of her in this one. She was a big brat and her quest? It was too easy. I wasn't really impressed.

  2. I really want to pick up one of Noel's books, but have yet to do so yet.

  3. I read only one book by Alyson Noel, but i want next part too:)


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