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Whisper (Riley Bloom #4)

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This time, Riley might really have bitten off more than she’s ready for. After practically begging the Council for a more challenging Soul Catch, she is assigned an actual Roman gladiator—Theocoles, the Pillar of Doom. How is Riley, a skinny twelve-year-old, supposed to get through to him? Then she meets the beautiful Messalina, who convinces her that her only chance is t
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by Square Fish
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Nikoleta
Jul 19, 2016 Nikoleta rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Απλοϊκό και χαρούμενο όσο και τα υπόλοιπα της σειράς. Η σειρά νομίζω ότι είναι κατάλληλα για παιδιά… ούτε καν για εφήβους, αν και δεν με χάλασε που την διάβασα. Πέρασε ευχάριστα η ώρα μου.
Shirlyn Chin
Dec 21, 2012 Shirlyn Chin rated it it was ok
Finally, some action going. I like what Alyson portrays in this book about the magic in whisper and silence... But I think the cover would've been better if it shows Riley as a grown-up in the mirror instead.

I just KNNOOWW Bodhi might like Riley in the end, so it's really hilarious when a third person bumps in. You get what you deserve Bodhi, you've got the three-books-advantage (if you get what I mean) to realise how good Riley is but you didn't notice until Riley appears to be the beautiful ad
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hayden
Mar 19, 2011 hayden rated it liked it
This is the first book I read on my new Nook.

The Riley Bloom series is one of my favorites out there, because it's such a good escape. Riley is spunky and totally out-there, and it makes for a really fun reading experience. Whisper is the fourth in the series about Riley Bloom, a twelve-year-old girl who is constantly burdened by the not-quite-reaching of her teens. In Whisper, Riley is given a difficult Soul Catch: a Roman warrior named Theocoles. During her trip to try to cross Theocoles over,
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ɑƨħŵɑɡ ♥Team Magnus Damora FOREVER♥
This series covers are gorgeous.

This series a really good series for children. I mean the girl, Riley is likable and she gets such interesting stories and adventures in the world of the dead. She is independent and very opinionated in a way that is appealing from a girl her age.

In Whisper, Riley travels back in time to the Roman Empire to help a fighter un-stuck and move on to the light, so to speak. There she meets Theocolse's love, Messalina and the two struck a friendship cord. But there is m
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Elodie  Diebolt
Jul 03, 2012 Elodie Diebolt rated it it was amazing
Une fois n’est pas coutume, la couverture de ce quatrième tome est absolument magnifique et j’apprécie énormément le travail que fait Michel Lafon pour nous livrer à chaque roman d’aussi belles couvertures. Après le dénouement du troisième tome, j’avais très hâte de retrouver Riley et Bodhi pour savoir comme ils allaient évoluer tout les deux et surtout pour voir si Riley allait tenir ses promesses!

Nous retrouvons donc Riley, Caramel et Bodhi à Rome et plus précisément au Colisée. Forte de ses e
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Nadja A.
Ja, ich bin nicht unfroh ist die Trilogie ehm Tetralogie nun zu Ende. Leider hat die Hauptcharakterin sicht nicht gross verändert, auch wenn sie nun endlich (view spoiler). Von den bisherigen Seelenfängergeschichten war diese aber eindeutig der ausgewogenste und gelungenste Fall.
Tara Calaby
The first Riley Bloom book, Radiance was enjoyable but, as is often the case for the first book in a series, the amount of setting-up that was needed detracted a little from the book-specific plot. With Whisper there is no such issue, which meant that it could dive straight into the book's storyline. It's a fun plot, too, with Riley heading to ancient Rome to catch the soul of a gladiator caught in an endless repetition of his own downfall and learning a lot about herself in the process.

It's Ril
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Julia
Apr 20, 2012 Julia rated it liked it
A sweet, well paced book for Tweens, WHISPER is perfectly written for young readers. Noel handles fundamentally heavy subjects with humor and grace, allowing her heroine to come of age in the afterlife. Riley struggles with crushes, forgiveness, body image, and romance, all while trying to rescue the long tormented ghost of a Roman gladiator.

Though I appreciated the morality tales woven into Riley’s story, it was only the parts regarding forgiveness and lost love that resonated more than intell
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Ally Bolin
Aug 26, 2012 Ally Bolin rated it it was amazing
Whisper is the fourth and final book in the Riley Bloom series. This book is where Riley goes to Rome to try to get the undefeated gladiator Theocoles to cross over and come to Here and Now.
The theme was good versus evil. "Theocoles was the champion gladiator back in his day. Feared by all - defeated by none." (Noel, 5) One of the themes is beauty. "Gazing into the full-length mirror she'd propped up before me , I gasped in delight at a vision of me that looked a lot like my beautiful, older si
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Nisareen
Sep 13, 2013 Nisareen rated it it was ok
This time, Riley might really have bitten off more than she’s ready for. After practically begging the Council for a more challenging Soul Catch, she is assigned an actual Roman gladiator—Theocoles, the Pillar of Doom. How is Riley, a skinny twelve-year-old, supposed to get through to him? Then she meets the beautiful Messalina, who convinces her that her only chance is to become part of this world. To accomplish this, Messalina helps Riley through a dramatic, mystical makeover, transforming her ...more
Tiffany Heywood
Jul 16, 2015 Tiffany Heywood rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book it was a good conclusion to end the series. I really liked how Riley gave up her quest and gave it to her new friend. It showed true friendship. I also like how bohdi and buttercup were able to get Riley out of the world and back to reality!! I wished she ended up with bohdi but I do like the relationship she ended up in though.
Annabel ♥
Nov 11, 2011 Annabel ♥ marked it as to-read
Just came out! I'm excited to read it!
Sydnie Stern-Arias
Jan 18, 2017 Sydnie Stern-Arias rated it really liked it
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Kaitlyn_is_a_star
Such a beautiful and intriguing take on growing up. I love this book. People had to beg me to put it down. I was so intrigued by Messalina's world!!!
Keren Hughes
As always, I love Alyson Noel's covers. This is no exception. I love the soft, pastel hues and the simplistic style.
I have been a fan of Alyson Noel's books since I read EVERMORE (The Immortals Series)
I like her style of writing and the ease with which I can sink into her stories. I think The Immortals Series was classified as for Older Teens, whereas the Riley Bloom series is YA. But either way, her stories are fast-paced, fun-packed, enjoyable reads.

As I said in my review of DREAMLAND (Riley
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Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Ο καιρός πέρασε και το τέταρτο βιβλίο της σειράς των περιπετειών της "Ράιλι Μπλουμ", βρίσκεται στα ράφια των βιβλιοπωλείων και πραγματικά, κάνει την έκπληξη. Γιατί όπως έχω αναφέρει ήδη τρεις φορές στο παρελθόν, σχολιάζοντας αντίστοιχα τα τρία προηγούμενα βιβλία της σειράς, ως ενήλικη αναγνώστρια, δεν μπόρεσα σε καμία των περιπτώσεων να ικανοποιηθώ, ένα αίσθημα που δε νομίζω να ήταν και πολύ διαφορετικό, αν κι εφόσον διάβαζα την εν λόγω σειρά βιβλίων ως παιδί. Στο "Ψίθυροι", λοιπόν, η Noel φαίνε ...more
Rebeca
Jul 17, 2015 Rebeca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Joti
Aug 21, 2011 Joti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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usagi ☆ミ
3.5/5 stars.

Even though this apparently isn't the end of Riley's adventures, it really kind of felt like it. "Whisper" is one of the more Riley-intensive books out of her series so far - we don't see much of Bodhi (thankfully, he kind of annoys me in a '60s hipster kind of way), and we see Riley developing as a main character in a very satisfying character arc within this installment of the series. However, I feel like Noel really could have knocked it out of the park with this one and ended the
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Ingrid Hansen
Jun 13, 2013 Ingrid Hansen rated it really liked it
Det første jeg lagde mærke til var dedikationen fra Alyson Noël: Til dig. Ja, DIG. Dig som sidder med denne bog. Tak for at tage rejsen sammen med Riley og mig.

Jeg kan kun sige det har været en fornøjelse at følge Riley Bloom og hendes mange kvaler for at få lov til at fylde 13 og blive teenager. Hun har godt nok været ganske irriterende, men det retter sig faktisk her i bog 4 og gud ske tak og lov for det. Ellers havde jeg nok ikke blevet ved med at læse Rileys historie. Denne her bog er den si
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Krazybooklady
Feb 14, 2012 Krazybooklady rated it really liked it
Riley Bloom is a soul catcher, and her latest assignment is her most challenging one. How is 12 year old Riley supposed to be any match for Theocoles, who is a Roman gladiator referred to as the Pillar of Doom. Many soul catchers have went before her and not found their way out. Riley soon meets Messalina, who says that she is going to help Riley find a way to get Theocoles. But is Messalina really helping? She does make Riley's innermost wishes come true. Riley gets to experience what it would ...more
Kristi-The Book Faery
Apr 17, 2012 Kristi-The Book Faery rated it really liked it
THE FAERYS VIEW

I’ve been following Riley Bloom and her journeys since the start of the series. Poor Riley has missed out on so many ‘Firsts’ since dying right before becoming a teen; there’s one thing she wants and that is to turn 13. Her mentor, Bodhi tells her that it isn’t impossible for her to turn 13 in the Never that she has to change her way of thinking.
One thing I like about the Riley Bloom series is that it’s always upbeat with a somewhat happily ever after but it’s sad, too. Riley does
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Mary (BookHounds)
Mar 25, 2012 Mary (BookHounds) rated it it was amazing
OMGOSH -- so good -- Ground hog day for Riley!

MY THOUGHTS
ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT

Riley Bloom is still in the Here and Now and on a new journey to help a soul move on. In this latest installment, Riley's inner most desire almost comes true. After she dies at age twelve, she thinks she will never, ever become a teenager and reach the magical age of thirteen. After Bodhi, leads her to her next challenge, he leaves her and tells her this will be her most challenging case yet. She travels back to ancient
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Claire
May 31, 2012 Claire rated it really liked it
I am going to start by saying I was silly by just reading the fourth book without having read the previous three. I got this book from Pan Macmillan for review purposes.
However, having said that, I really wish I had read the first three, because this one was absolutely amazing and I wish I had started from the beginning first. Alas, I didn't, but I will definitely be going back to read the other three as soon as I can!

Riley Bloom is a 12-year-old soul catcher. She is sent to Roman times to help
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Courtney
Aug 13, 2013 Courtney rated it really liked it
I've been waiting for this book and it wasn't a disappointment. I know this is aimed at younger readers than myself, probably ages 10-12. However I have read the Immortal series by Alyson Noel and it links in with that. I really like how it all fits in. In this Riley is still desperate to be thirteen (as you will know if you've read the first three books in the series), she sets off on her biggest mission of all, and again attempts to succeed where others have failed. She has the task of helping ...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
A sweet, well paced book for Tweens, WHISPER is perfectly written for young readers. Noel handles fundamentally heavy subjects with humor and grace, allowing her heroine to come of age in the afterlife. Riley struggles with crushes, forgiveness, body image, and romance, all while trying to rescue the long tormented ghost of a Roman gladiator.

Though I appreciated the morality tales woven into Riley’s story, it was only the parts regarding forgiveness and lost love that resonated more than intelle
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Janina
Oct 31, 2013 Janina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Erster Satz

Als wir den Stadtrand von Rom erreichten, war ich zuerst enttäuscht.

Meine Meinung

„Die Geisterjägerin – Der erste Kuss“ ist der 4. und letzte Band der Riley-Reihe von Alyson Noël.
Bereits in den drei vorherigen Bänden konnte der Leser ein ziemlich genaues Bild der Protagonistin „Riley“ bekommen. Ihr größter Wunsch ist es ein Teenager zu werden mit allem drum und dran und genau dieser verzweifelte Wunsch soll ihr nun zum Verhängnis werden.

Der Autorin ist es wunderbar gelungen uns einmal
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Annamarie
Dec 30, 2011 Annamarie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
The Riley Bloom series is one of my favourite series because its a fun, quick and fascinating read. Whisper is the fourth and final book in the series and although I am sad that it is finished I am happy with the ending we got.

In Whisper Riley is sent to Rome on an assignment to cross over the Soul of Theocoles a Roman warrior who is stuck in a time loop created by a spirit girl who doesn't want to let go.

Whisper deals with the notion of growing up and falling in love. Riley tries really hard to
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Sarah Sindorf
Nov 09, 2013 Sarah Sindorf rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Resenha do blog Sincerando.com, escrita por Sarah Sindorf

ATENÇÃO: Esse é o quarto livro da série Riley Bloom, o primeiro é Radiante. Esse post contém spoilers dos livros anteriores.

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Depois de um fracasso no último livro, é hora da nova missão (oficial) de Riley. Apesar de pedir por um desafio à sua altura, ela teme que esse seja demais. Designada para ajudar um antigo e famoso gladiador, chamado de “Pilar da Destruição”, Riley mergulha no mundo antigo, um mundo diferente e muito violento.

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“Your heart always knows what's important. It always knows how to guide you. It's pure, and trustworthy--though it will never shout to be heard. it will never speak above a whisper. But if you learn how to heed it, how to hear it, you will never feel lost in the world.” 12 likes
“Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith, tune out what you see before you, what other people tell you, and focus on what you know deep down inside your own heart.” 9 likes
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