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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,317 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alyson Noël, Alyson Noël Narrator: Kathleen McInerney, Kathlen McInerney Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Riley Bloom Series Release Date:
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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?

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Doodle Bug | 2/7/2014

    " Riley Bloom does it again. I know I didn't write much about the first book but I had already completed the second and it was way more worth writing about. The first book was great, don't get me wrong and with the second she took it to a whole new level. I never expected a story quite like the one Alyson tells through Riley. After death Riley arrives at the Here and Now. She becomes a Soul Catcher where she goes to the earth plane to help souls "cross the bridge". Her Character grows so much as she learns about people and getting them to cross. The story even incorporates historical events. The story is heart wrenching and delightful. The only downside to Alyson's writing is she repeats herself a lot. I know it is written for young adults and that could be a strong reason why she reiterates facts through the book but it gets a little tedious being reminded every chapter that she's dead or that old habits are hard to break. I really enjoyed the story and the progress of the writing is impressive. I can't wait to read the next installation in Riley's Story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by ༺ Sydney ༻ | 1/22/2014

    " This book was a fast and fun read. The characters were well written and while I still don't like the main character Riley I love her dog and her friend Budhi. The adventures are cool and i can't wait for dreamland. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kayla Eklund | 1/5/2014

    " Shimmer was an okay sequel to Radiance. I think I liked Radiance better though. Shimmer started off kind of slow and boring. It took about fifty pages before I really got into it(for page counters that's a third of the book). Riley has matured a bit more than the first book. We get more of a glimpse into her life when she was still alive. I was also excited to be able to learn Bahdi's story. The book finally gave a lot of information about him. There were a few plot holes and spelling errors. When I read the book, I had a hard time liking any of the characters. Even though Riley matured, she still has whiny, bratty tendencies which make her annoying at times. I couldn't stand Rebecca, one of the new characters. She was a spoiled brat and a horrible person. Riley took pity on her after hearing all of her story, but I couldn't. The prince seemed weird and freaky at first. However, towards the end, I felt bad for him. After hearing Bodhi's story, I felt sad. For someone to have to go through that guilt and suffering is horrible. He was so caught up in his own grief that he didn't realize it wasn't his fault. I wasn't very impressed with this book, but I will continue this series because it is a short read. I recommend this book for people who have read Radiance. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Faith | 12/29/2013

    " It's readable but rather boring. Noel also kepps using the same dead puns. (Pun intended) "

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