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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Radiance by Alyson Noel

RADIANCE BY ALYSON NOEL
Square Fish (August 31, 2010)


Riley Bloom left her sister, Ever, in the world of the living and crossed the bridge into the afterlife—a place called Here, where time is always Now. Riley and her dog, Buttercup, have been reunited with her parents and are just settling into a nice, relaxing death when she's summoned before The Council. They let her in on a secret—the afterlife isn't just an eternity of leisure; Riley has to work. She's been assigned a job, Soul Catcher, and a teacher, Bodhi, a curious boy she can't quite figure out.

Riley, Bodhi, and Buttercup return to earth for her 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 he's never met Riley...

If you are a fan of Alyson Noel's Immortal series, how can you not want to read this? And that cover--I love it!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event spotlighting upcoming releases we are highly anticipating. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.




21 comments:

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

I love the cover for this one...so dreamlike =)

Jamie said...

The cover on this book I REALLY like! Totally added it to my growing wishlist!

Stephanie said...

This should be an interesting read. I'll have to add it to my wish list.

lost.in.stories said...

This sounds like an interesting read, plus it has a dog in it called Buttercup, how cute! Great pick.

Emma said...

If this book was in a library I would definitely pick it up. Great Waiting for Wednesday read.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Fabulous cover! Sounds magical...

Here's mine:

http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/07/14/waiting-on-wednesday-18/

Cass said...

I'm waiting on this book too. It sounds great, and the cover is great! Wow, look at all the beautiful colors!!

This week I am waiting on Crossing the Tracks by Barbara Stuber.

Dwayne said...

Def on my waiting list. I quite love Riley!

bookfanmary said...

I'll bet a lot of readers are waiting on this book!

Manga Maniac said...

This is on my wishlist! I love the pretty cover, too.

My WOW is here -

Manga Maniac Cafe

Sas (Tea Mouse) said...

I can't wait for this either! It looks really good and I love the cover - and I like that it appears different to the Immortals series!

Mine's here if you're interested. :)

Alayne said...

Great pick, beautiful cover. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

Aimee said...

This sounds interesting. I have yet to read anything by this author, although she is in my tbr pile.
My WoW is here

Pixie said...

Great pick, this was such a cute story. I can't wait till it's out - I want my daughter to read it.

You can read my wow pick here.


~Pixie

Joy said...

Looks like a good read, have fun reading!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ooo me too! Its so dreamy.

RachaelfromNJ said...

I am currently reading the fourth book in her series, Dark Flame! I really want to read Radiance but my only reservation is, it's published for middle grade readers. So I am afraid it might read alot younger then we're used to with her YA series.

This is the first in her new series spin off with Riley. Hopefully it can be enjoyed by young adults as well. I really want to read it!


My WoW is here.

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

This is one of my picks too. Looks great!

~Alyssa
Teens Read and Write

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

I was wondering too if this one was more middle grade...hmm...either way I have to check it out. Riley made the first book for me. :)

Little Miss Becky :) said...

Definitely agree with this pick! Riley was always my favorite character, so I'm excited to hear more backstory on her!

Emma said...

Gorgeous cover. I'm not a Noel fan, but this looks pretty interesting.