Whisper (Riley Bloom #4)
by Alyson Noël
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 into the beautiful and mature teen she’s always wanted to be. Finally, Riley can experience her first boyfriend and her first kiss. With a dream this enchanting, will she ever want to leave?
This is such an upbeat little series! I always loved Riley when she was just Ever's little sister in the Immortals series, and getting to see her in her own series is just awesome. Yes these books are a little on the younger side but I just eat them up. Riley is a burst of pure innocence. She is quirky and sneaky and absolutely lovable.
All Riley ever wanted was to turn thirteen, but she dies in a car accident when she is twelve and never gets to that all important birthday when she would finally become a teen. In this book Riley finally gets to see herself grown up a bit with the help of a ghost that is in love with Theocoles the soul that she has been sent to catch. She also gets a first kiss! The story is light and heartfelt and just left me with a happy feeling. These books are a very fast and enjoyable read and this one didn't disappoint. If you loved Riley in the Immortals then you should defiantly check this series out. And if you have never met Riley then you should defiantly check out both of the series.
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Author Website: http://www.alysonnoel.com/radiance/
Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Whisper-Riley-Bloom-Alyson-No%C3%ABl/dp/0312641567