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Shimmer by Alyson Noel
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bookshelves: dystopian-diatribes, fantasy-fiction, favorites, paranormal-pages, spectral-scrolls, young-adult-yore
Recommended to Barbi Faye (The Book Fae) by: Reading the series
Recommended for: YA Paranormal

Alyson Noel's sophomore novel "Shimmer" follows the misadventures of Riley Bloom, Ever's sister from the"Immortals" series by the same author. She has 'got her glow on' since last novel as she has led souls to the afterlife, the Bridge, to the Here and Now, in her job as Soul Catcher. She and her guide Bohdi are allowed a vacay and Riley chooses to visit St John. She decides to take on unassigned soul, despite Bohdi's warning.
She finds herself face to face with Rebecca, an evil ghost who takes delight in trapping the ghosts of those who are responsible for her death. To make it worse Bodhi and Buttercup also get trapped & Riley's the only one who can save them. Alyson takes a very serious topic & a horrible part of humanity's history & she delicately wraps it around the story of Rebecca & the ghost Prince Kanta.
The only way to save her is to save Bohdi, Buttercup, and then all the slaves. According to the author a lot of the story's facts are purported to be true, so it makes it a more thought provoking heavy read than I thought a young teen book would contain, so props to the author. Well paced and a good read.
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Reading Progress

June 13, 2017 – Started Reading
June 13, 2017 – Shelved
June 13, 2017 – Shelved as: dystopian-diatribes
June 13, 2017 – Shelved as: fantasy-fiction
June 13, 2017 – Shelved as: favorites
June 13, 2017 – Shelved as: paranormal-pages
June 13, 2017 – Shelved as: spectral-scrolls
June 13, 2017 –
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56.63% "Despite his warning, Riley finds herself face to face with Rebecca, an evil ghost who takes delight in trapping the ghosts of those who are responsible for her death. To make it worse Bodhi and Buttercup also get trapped & Riley's the only one who can save them. Alyson takes a very serious topic & a horrible part of our history & gently wraps it around the story of Rebecca & the ghost Prince."
June 14, 2017 – Finished Reading
August 16, 2017 – Shelved as: young-adult-yore

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