Monday, August 1, 2011

Shimmer by: Alyson Noel Review

Title: Shimmer
Author: Alyson Noel
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Square Fish
Pages: 187
Rating: 4 cups

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 daughter of a former plantation owner, she is furious about being murdered during a slave revolt in 1733. Mired in her own anger, Rebecca is lashing out by keeping the ghosts who died along with her trapped in their worst memories. Can Riley help Rebecca forgive and forget without losing herself to her own nightmarish memories?

My Review:
This story in my opinion didn't hold up as well as Radiant Boy.  In this one Riley goes looking for someone to save while on vacation with Bodhi and Buttercup.  She ignores Bodhi's advice to not butt in until it is too late.  Rebecca is an angry ghost who died when slaves revolted against their master.  From all you can see about Rebecca she is the typical spoiled rich child. Riley spent most of this book relieving people's worst nightmares, in a world Rebecca has many stuck in.  I think she should have listened more to what her guide had to tell her, and not let her stubbornness over rule her.  A good book but not as good in my opinion as Radiant Boy was.

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