Thursday, March 10, 2011

[ARC Review] - Shimmer

Title: Shimmer
Author: Alyson Noel
Series: Riley Bloom
Genre: Young Adult- Middle Grade
Release Date: March 15, 2011

I received this book for review from Macmillan.

  Having solved the matter of the Radiant Boy, Riley, Buttercup, and Bodhi are enjoying a well-deserved vacation. When Riley comes across a young ghost named Rebecca, Riley soon learns Rebecca's not at all what she sees.

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 keeping the ghosts who died along with her trapped in their worst memories. Can Riley help Rebecca without losing herself to her own nightmarish memories?

Thoughts: Now that Riley & Bodhi solved the case of the Radiant Boy, they are hoping for some  R & R.  But soon they come across a young girl name Rebecca. She is not happy at all with having been murdered. She aims to take her revenge anyway she can.

I was introduced to Riley first in Radiance, but it wasn't till reading Evermore that I started to really like her.  She is sweet and cute, well when she wants to be... but loves making mischief and looks up to her sister.  For me she turned into a pretty lovable character.

Shimmer is a fast, fun  and intriguing read. An excellent installment in the series.  I found the history behind ghost girl Rebecca interesting.  She is one angry girl.  Ultimately Riley's act of freewill is dangerous for everyone involved and when it comes to the council the consequences could be even worse.  I look forward to see how things turn out in the next book.

Score: 3 Stars

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Upcoming Releases:
Forever Summer- April 26, 2011
Everlasting (Immortals #6)- June 7, 2011
Dreamland (Riley Bloom #3)- September 13, 2011

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