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Radiance: A Riley Bloom Book
by Alyson Noël

Published: 2010-08-31
Paperback : 192 pages
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Riley Bloom died, aged twelve, in a car crash with her parents and her beloved dog Buttercup. Her sister Ever survived but that's another story. Riley must let go of Ever and all the things that tied her to life and discover what she's meant to be in the afterlife. Riley is a soul ...
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(Riley Bloom died, aged twelve, in a car crash with her parents and her beloved dog Buttercup. Her sister Ever survived but that's another story. Riley must let go of Ever and all the things that tied her to life and discover what she's meant to be in the afterlife. Riley is a soul catcher. That means helping the unhappy lost souls who stick around in the human realm to move on and find their own place, over the bridge, in the great hereafter. With her spirit guide, Bodhi, and Buttercup by her side, Riley embarks on an adventure that will take her around the world sending ghosts back where they belong, until she can finally make it there herself.

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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 . . .

Amazon Exclusive: Alyson Noël on Radiance


When Jean Feiwel, Publishers of Feiwel & Friends and Square Fish, approached me to write a spin-off series starring Ever's little ghostly sister, Riley, I jumped at the chance. I?d had so much fun creating her character in Evermore that she ended up getting a much bigger part than I?d originally planned. She just kept showing up?usually dressed in some kind of kooky costume and wig?and by the end of the book I was saddened when it was time for her to move on. Though, I have to admit, as excited as I was to get started, I was also a little nervous about writing a twelve-year-old, as all of my previous protagonists have been fifteen and up. But once I realized I didn?t have to write a twelve-year-old per se (since no two are alike!), that I was only writing Riley, a character I?d already grown to know and love, the story took off from there. Picking up right where we left her in Evermore?on the other side of the bridge, firmly ensconced in a place called the Here & Now, and surprised to learn that it's not exactly the eternity of harp lessons and cloud lounging she?d envisioned. She's got a job as a Soul Catcher, a guide named Bodhi who is as nerdy as he is intriguing, and a pretty terrifying first assignment she's not entirely sure she can handle. . . Writing Radiance was the most fun I?ve ever had writing.


Amazon Exclusive: Jean Feiwel, Publisher of Feiwel & Friends and Square Fish, on Radiance


As a publisher, I read a lot. So I?m always on the lookout for a book that has an author's special voice, a memorable story, an irresistible character. When I first read Alyson Noël's Immortals series (which at that time was only Evermore and Blue Moon), I loved Ever and Damen, but I really fell for Ever's younger sister, Riley. Here was a character who was a real scene-stealer: sassy, true, real (and yes, well, dead). I wanted to know more about Riley. I approached Alyson through her Immortals editor and agent, so as to be respectful of her writing schedule and prior publishing commitments. She was enthusiastic and gracious, and the editing process has been fun (!) and gratifying. Alyson is a rare person: a dedicated and talented writer, and a caring and spiritual person. I?m so lucky to have Radiance on our Square Fish list and to have Alyson Noël in my life.

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