Monday, August 23, 2010

Review: Radiance by Alyson Noel

Radiance (Radiance, #1)Radiance by Alyson Noel

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Release Date: August 31, 2010

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.

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Thank you to Square Fish for providing a review copy!


  1. Oh this sounds good and I just love the cover. Thanks for the review.

  2. Aww this sounds so sweet. I've been excited for this one for a while and it just keeps sounding better. Characters are the main thing for me, so I'm glad to hear Riley is so loveable =) Thanks for the great review!