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Shimmer (Riley Bloom #2)

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  5,249 ratings  ·  371 reviews
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 d...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by Square Fish
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Amy Jacobs
Apr 09, 2011 Amy Jacobs added it
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After reading and enjoying the first book in this series titled Radiance, I couldn't wait to see what the author would come up next for Riley! I think these books are perfect for the younger teens, but as an adult, I enjoyed the series so far as well.

This time around, Riley finds herself trying to help an angry ghost named Rebecca. Rebecca is angry about being murdered and is taking it out on other ghosts. Riley needs to convince her that she needs to forgive and let go.

While this was a cute and...more
She Known As Jess BlogSpot
Despite the infinite manifesting possibilities of the Here & Now, something about it just wasn’t the same. Sure, you could replicate similar sensations, the way the tiny, pebbly grains wedged between your toes, the way the cool ocean spray felt upon your face, but still, it didn’t quite cut it. Page: 3

I have to say that I love the Riley series even more than the immortal series; actually that isn’t entirely true, I don't mind the first two but after that it went downhill in my opinion and be...more
Shimmer is about a girl named Riley who died when she was twelve.After she died she crossed the "bridge" to "heaven".The heaven council gave her the job of trying to get other ghosts who haven't crossed the bridge to cross.Now, while she's on vacation a hell hound attacked her and against her guardians wishes, she chases after it and meets a girl named Rebecca.Rebecca, who lives on anger and fear, traps people in a bubble of their worst moments.She traps Rileys' guardian in her bubble and now it...more
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
It's hard not to fall in love with Riley and think of her as kid sister. She's defiant, strong willed and is on a mission to help those who are in need of assistance in crossing over. With Bodhi and Buttercup by her side, Riley finds herself in her toughest mission yet, though it's not really mission since she's on vacation when she stumbles upon Rebecca.

Despite Bodhi's warning, Riley soon finds herself face to face with Rebecca, an evil spirit who takes delight in trapping the spirits of those...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Riley Bloom is at it again! I can't help but love this girl. She is so much like her sister. She ignores the rules and gets in a lot of trouble. But of course there is always a guy just waiting to bail her out.

What I like most about this book is the forgiveness sought out. Riley knew Rebecca was caught up in her own anger. You can't move own if you can't forgive. I love how Riley uses her own experiences to help Rebecca move on. She spoke to her carefully and lovingly.

Bodhi, I felt, did not gi...more
Book Angel Emma
Such a great Middle Grade series

This is the second installment of the Riley Bloom series a companion series to The Immortals therefore this review may contain spoilers for the first book Radiance. You have been warned.

I have to say that Riley's character has really developed after the events at the end of Radiance, although she still has her bratish moments she does learn from them. She has developed a keen self analysis that helps her deal with some tricky situations. However, she is very impet...more
Selena Yukino
Review coming soon.
Carolina Riojas

Hum... I don't know what to say.
Riley is 12 (eternally) she died in a car crash with her parents and after hanging around the earth plane for a while with Ever, she moved on. Now in the 'here and now' she has a job. She is a 'Soul-catcher'. Her job is to persuade other ghosts and spirits to move on.
In book 1 she tackled a group of ghosts that no one else could handle. Now she is basking in her glow (literally - ghosts glow when they complete a goal - do something good). Sent for a short vacation with her spirit guide Bodhi the...more
Against Bodhi's wishes, Riley decides that she will help the big, mean old dog she finds on the beach cross-over. In search for the dog though, she meets the it's owner, a sweet, young girl named Rebecca. But looks can be deceiving, for Rebecca harbors so much anger that Riley, Bodhi & even Buttercup get up in the world full anger and desperation that Rebecca has created. While coming to terms that she is trapped in this world, Riley meets a young Prince who explains why Rebecca is so angry...more
Samantha Arnold
Oh gosh! I loved Shimmer! It was so cool! I had no idea, how the problem would've been solved! I never would have though of that! That girl is insane! I mean, can't she be a bit more open minded?! Well I get that she's mad but really?! Did she have to be so mean to all of those people?! It's insane! They were trapped and had to live their greatest nightmares over and over for who knows how many years?! It just really angers me.
Riley is super cool. And she overcame the situation again. However, s...more
Kayla Eklund
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. Wh...more
Arjun Thakrar (Excellent Reads)
I remember the first in this series very well, and I enjoyed the first in the series a lot. Now, first books, in most cases, are generally the best, and the following are not as good, but I can tell you for a fact, this Book is even better than Radiance, and that's saying something.

The books picks up with Bodhi and Riley on Vacation, like they said they would be at the end of Radiance. The beginning is actually exactly how a book should be started, fast and instantly grips you. I enjoyed this al...more
For such a small novel, author Alyson Noel managed to pack a punch! A suspenseful story wrapped in history and empathy, Alyson Noel proves a good story isn’t about length but quality.

Riley is just as sarcastic as ever! She is rash, stubborn, and hardheaded. She tends to act against better judgment and tends to make a lot of mistakes before she gets something right. She is just like any normal twelve year old . . . er . . . except for the fact that she is dead. Riley grows a lot in this novel. Sh...more
Katieb (MundieMoms)
It's hard not to fall in love with Riley and think of her as kid sister. She's defiant, strong willed and is on a mission to help those who are in need of assistance in crossing over. With Bodhi and Buttercup by her side, Riley finds herself in her toughest mission yet, though it's not really mission since she's on vacation when she stumbles upon Rebecca.

Despite Bodhi's warning, Riley soon finds herself face to face with Rebecca, an evil spirit who takes delight in trapping the spirits of those...more
A Book Vacation
3.5 stars

I’m so glad that I decided to keep reading this series; I liked this novel a lot more that I liked Radiance. I felt like this second novel in the series has much more substance, and while Riley is still an immature pain in the butt, she’s growing just a little bit, making better choices, and I was able to stomach her a lot more in this novel—and the same goes for Bodhi.

I also really enjoyed the pretense of the novel a lot more. The fact that events in this novel are loosely related to...more
Liza Wiemer
This is the second book in the Riley Bloom series and boy oh boy does Riley know how to get herself into trouble. But this spunky twelve-year-old soul doesn't mind breaking the rules in order to bring a miserable angry ghost who is holding numerous souls in a hell she created to the Here and Now. Rebecca tortures souls, forcing them to replay over and over again the worst moments of their lives - as slaves on a plantation in St. James back in 1722 when they revolted and killed her and her father...more
Sara Fiorenzo
This entire series is so interesting. It is the complete opposite of The Immortal Series and that is not a bad thing. Riley was younger and more innocent so it is nice to see her side of things. This book is just the next step in Riley trying to find her way through the Here and Now. She seems to have a knack for convincing spirits to move along. Perhaps she is finding the strength in the afterlife that she didn't realize that she had in her life. After all, she was portrayed as the typical litt...more
Elas Büchertruhe
Um was geht es in dieser Geschichte?
Im zweiten Teil dieser Saga genießt Riley das „tot sein“ in vollen Zügen. Sie nimmt ihre Aufgabe, die verlorenen Seelen einzufangen sehr ernst, und schreckt nicht vor schwierigen und komplizierten, man könnte auch sagen, bedrohlichen Aufgaben zurück.
Doch dann gerät sie an Rebecca, ein Geist, der voller Hass und Schmerz ist und ihre Freunde und viele andere Seelen gefangen nimmt.

Die Handlung
Im Schein der Finsternis ist der zweite Teil einer Saga. Mir war das ga...more
Rahma Dilla (seetheworldwithbooks)
Cover, 9 dari 10
Sinopsis 7,2 dari 10
Ide cerita 7 dari 10
Cerita 6,9 dari 10

Oke,2,5 bintang

Seri ini ada kemajuan. Setidaknya ga datar banget. Dr tengah buku smpe tamat, ak ga bs berhenti baca. Penasaran sm tegang ttg cewe misterius cantik yg ada d Cover XP

Malah,si Riley ada kemajuan. Dari cewe yang suka ngeluh dia ga bisa ngerasain punya..ehem,dada besar dan udah keburu mati, jd cewe penolong,pengertian dan berani. Pokonya kemajuannya nyaris 40% deh.

Endingnya keren. Aksinya bagus. D...more
So if you're a fan of Noel's previous Immortals series or have read the first book Radiance, then be sure to check out this book. However, it might not be for everyone. Unless of course you enjoy a quick and fun-paced light adventure!

Full review: http://talesoftheinnerbookfanatic.blo...
Another cute book about Riley Bloom (Ever's little sister) learning to cope with her afterlife.

In this book she learns what happens when you are angry and stubborn, and the good and bad of using you "free will".

A nice quick read.
Kat (Le Pauvre Cœur)
I loved Radiance and had high hopes for this book but it came up short. It was immensely boring, i had to force myself to read the whole thing. Probably won't read the rest of the series.
Anny XD smiles forever!!!!
AWESOME!!!!!I can't wait for the thrid book!!!
This is a great book!
Sarah Sindorf
Resenha do blog, escrita por Sarah Sindorf

ATENÇÃO: Esse é o segundo livro da série Riley Bloom, o primeiro é Radiante. Esse post contém spoilers do primeiro volume.

Riley consegue cumprir com sucesso sua primeira missão, e sai de férias com Buttercup e Bodhi. No meio de uma caminhada, ela se encontra com um cão infernal, e contrariando as ordens de seu guia, o segue. É ai que conhece Rebecca, uma doce menina um pouco mais velha que ela. Entretanto, Rebecca não é o que parece e as...more
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 s...more
A fear of mine whenever reading a sequential novel in any series is that the author will spend too much of the book re-telling the previous novel, Alyson Noël did not do this in Shimmer. Shimmer follows Radiance the first in the Riley Bloom series and there was just enough information to catch you up without taking up too much of the story. It highlighted the important points and refreshed your memory within a few paragraphs and sentences scattered throughout the novel leaving more room for the...more
Stories & Sweeties {Becky}
This was an enjoyable read, although I like the first book in the Riley Bloom series just a bit better. After Riley's big success at her first assignment to get lost souls to cross the bridge in to the Here & Now, her, her mentor, Bodhi, and her dog, Buttercup, have decided to celebrate with a little vacation down to St. John in the Virgin Islands so she can see where her parents honeymooned. While they are there, they come across some very dark, very lost souls. One in particular, Rebecca,...more
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