I just read Radiance, another of Alyson Noel’s novels. It’s a quick, fun read, and it ties in to the Immortals series because the main character is Riley, Ever’s sister. If you read Evermore, you know that Riley died along with Ever’s parents and dog in the accident early in the novel. So in Radiance, we find Riley in heaven—after she has finally stopped lingering in Summerland (between earth and heaven) where she could hang around and spy on Ever.
Heaven (called “Here”) has no time and is always in “Now.” Riley is surprised to find herself before the council, reviewing her life and finding it less than commendable. She feels like she’s being ‘punked.’ But Riley died so young that she still has some growing up to do, and in order to help her, the council decides she will be a soul catcher. In Radiance, she gets an assignment to help a boy who’s been haunting an English castle for centuries. She needs to make him understand that it’s time to cross over.
Radiance doesn’t have the mature-reader-only elements that many books on the supernatural do. Everyone can enjoy it. And better yet—it’s on the shelf at our book fair. If you bought it at COHS or have the chance to buy it at Chaffey (by lunch on Tuesday), be sure to bring your copy to the Teen Book Fest on Saturday and have Alyson Noel sign it. And don’t forget your camera!
The Teen Book Fest will be at the Ontario Senior Center from 1-4 PM this Saturday, April 16. Authors will have copies of their books for sale. See you there!