Many of you may recall Riley Bloom from Alyson Noel’s Immortals series. It is in Evermore (Book 1) where Riley first makes her appearance as Ever’s cute and feisty...oh, and dead, twelve-year-old sister. Personally, I didn’t care for the Immortals series; I finished Evermore because I wanted to read more about Riley. And I told myself I would only read another book relating to the series if it was about her character. Well, that time has come...
Riley is a fun and interesting character—she’s still cute, she’s still feisty, she’s hilarious, but she’s also unsure of her place, she’s still finding it difficult to cope with the fact that she died just before she hit her teen years. Alyson Noel did a great job with this one—I wasn’t disappointed with Riley’s narrative at all; in fact, I enjoyed her point of view and inner dialogue more than the actual plot points of the book. Keep in mind that while the Immortals series is written for a Young Adult audience, Radiance is geared more towards Middle Grade readers. Also, the book is short—less than 200 pages—and sometimes felt rushed. But still, this is a fun and charming book, a good pick for young, reluctant readers.
Radiance hits shelves on August 30th!!
My rating: 1/2