More reviews are coming in all the time, like this one from Publisher's Weekly that says:
“Riley, who appeared in ghost form to her older sister, Ever, in Noël's bestselling Evermore, takes center stage in this middle-grade spinoff, first in a planned series. . .her wit, attitude, and maturation should have readers gladly following her into the second installment.”--Publisher’s Weekly
And then this one from Bookwormygirl:
“I loved this book! . . .Ms. Noel's writing is fluid and flawless. She truly captures the thoughts of a 12 year old girl - I loved her inner monologues - they brought a smile to my face more than once. This series is going to be a treat not only for the new fans I'm sure Ms. Noel will acquire in young tweens, but I can guarantee it will be an instant hit with her YA and adult fan base. Loved it.”--Bookwormygirl
And then there's all this one from IB Book Blogging:
“Radiance is the first book in a spin-off of the immortals series. Although I enjoy the immortals series, I have to admit that I was a little skeptical starting out with this book, as I thought Riley's voice would be too young for me. Boy, was I sure proved wrong by little miss Riley! I absolutely loved her voice and her inner monologue. . . Overall, this was a light, fun read and I would recommend it to any tweens and young teens that love paranormal books! I am eagerly anticipating the next Riley book and I hope it will be just as good as Radiance.”-5 Stars—IB Book Blogging
And this is what Kirkus had to say:
“A tale for lovers of the genre . . . For those preteens who like a mild supernatural adventure with romantic overtones, you go, ghost.” —Kirkus Reviews
And so, yeah, did I mention how excited I am?
Even though I'm not a mom (though I am an aunt to many!), I still liken it to sending a kid out into the world for their first day of school. Which, following that logic would make RADIANCE, technically speaking anyway, child number 12!
I mean, you'd think by the time you get to the 12th one you'd become so blase you might even forget to arrange for the carpool or to pack a nutritious lunch, but Riley is special to me. She is one of my most favorite (see, good thing I'm not a mom, I pick favorites!) characters to write, and I guess that's why I'm so excited to send her off into the world--to give her a chance to go out on her own and tell her own story!
And yes, I know I keep showing you this video over and over again, and if you've already seen it, then I'll just say it hasn't changed, it's very much exactly the same as the last time you viewed it, but still, I'm going to embed it here anyway, because I just so happen to really, really like it, so here goes. You are under no obligation to click play. Riley would very much like it (and you!) if you clicked play, but she will bear you no ill will if you don't--though, again, doing so will make her very, very happy.
Okay, that's all for now--back to (still!) UNTITLED IMMORTALS #6!!
Have a great day, everyone!