Shimmer by Alyson Noel
(A Riley Bloom Book)

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Having solved the matter of the Radiant Boy, Riley, Buttercup, and Bodhi are enjoying a well-deserved vacation. When Riley comes across a vicious black dog, against Bodhi's advice, she decides to cross him over. While following the dog, she runs into a young ghost named Rebecca. Despite Rebecca's sweet appearance, Riley soon learns she's not at all what she seems. As the daughter of a former plantation owner, she is furious about being murdered during a slave revolt in 1733. Mired in her own anger, Rebecca is lashing out by keeping the ghosts who died along with her trapped in their worst memories. Can Riley help Rebecca forgive and forget without losing herself to her own nightmarish memories?


About Alyson Noel

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ALYSON NOËL is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Immortals series, the Riley Bloom series, and seven previous novels for St. Martin's Press. She lives in Laguna Beach, California, where she is at work on her next book.
Published March 15, 2011 by Square Fish. 210 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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More serious in tone than Radiance (2010), this supernatural adventure story finds perpetually 12-year-old Riley and her 14-year-old guide, Bodhi, first battling then helping Rebecca, an angry ghost child who initially seems to be evil personified.

Feb 10 2011 | Read Full Review of Shimmer (A Riley Bloom Book)

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There is a great deal of tragedy for the lost souls Riley must help free but also a beautiful journey of triumph and the power of love.

Nov 16 2011 | Read Full Review of Shimmer (A Riley Bloom Book)

I would recommend Shimmer for young teens, but I feel some of the subject matter is too dark and violent for younger children.

May 16 2011 | Read Full Review of Shimmer (A Riley Bloom Book)


Despite warnings from Bodhi to let him go --- that the dog is not an assignment from the Council, so it's none of their business --- Riley is determined to help it cross the bridge.

Mar 15 2011 | Read Full Review of Shimmer (A Riley Bloom Book)

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