Buy new:
List Price: $10.99 Details
Save: $8.60 (78%)
$5.59 delivery: Oct 5 - 20
Only 2 left in stock - order soon.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app. Want to listen? Try Audible.
$$2.39 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Initial payment breakdown
Shipping cost, delivery date, and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from and sold by WYEMART USA.
Return policy: Eligible for Return within 30 days of receipt
This item can be returned in its original condition for a full refund or replacement within 30 days of receipt. You may receive a partial or no refund on used, damaged or materially different returns.
1-Click ordering is not available for this item.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $5.59 shipping
(1618 ratings)
97% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
FREE Shipping
Get free shipping
Free shipping within the U.S. when you order $25.00 of eligible items shipped by Amazon.
Or get faster shipping on this item starting at $5.99 . (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
on orders over $25.00 shipped by Amazon.
Sold by:
Sold by:
In Stock.
Shipping rates and Return policy
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: from_my_shelf
Sold by: from_my_shelf
(2871 ratings)
99% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

Radiance: A Riley Bloom Book Paperback – August 31, 2010

4.6 out of 5 stars 188 ratings

New from Used from
$2.25 $0.25

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Frequently bought together

  • Radiance: A Riley Bloom Book
  • +
  • Dreamland (A Riley Bloom Book, 3)
  • +
  • Whisper: A Riley Bloom Book (A Riley Bloom Book, 4)
Total price:
To see our price, add these items to your cart.
Some of these items ship sooner than the others.
Choose items to buy together.

Editorial Reviews Review

Product Description
Riley has crossed the bridge into the afterlife—a place called Here, where time is always Now. She has picked up life where she left off when she was alive, living with her parents and dog in a nice house in a nice neighborhood. When she’s summoned before The Council, she learns that the afterlife isn’t just an eternity of leisure. She’s been assigned a job, Soul Catcher, and a teacher, Bodhi, a possibly cute, seemingly nerdy boy who’s definitely hiding something. They return to earth together for Riley’s first assignment, a Radiant Boy who’s been haunting a castle in England for centuries. Many Soul Catchers have tried to get him to cross the bridge and failed. But all of that was before he met Riley . . .

Amazon Exclusive: Alyson Noël on Radiance

When Jean Feiwel, Publishers of Feiwel & Friends and Square Fish, approached me to write a spin-off series starring Ever’s little ghostly sister, Riley, I jumped at the chance. I’d had so much fun creating her character in Evermore that she ended up getting a much bigger part than I’d originally planned. She just kept showing up—usually dressed in some kind of kooky costume and wig—and by the end of the book I was saddened when it was time for her to move on. Though, I have to admit, as excited as I was to get started, I was also a little nervous about writing a twelve-year-old, as all of my previous protagonists have been fifteen and up. But once I realized I didn’t have to write a twelve-year-old per se (since no two are alike!), that I was only writing Riley, a character I’d already grown to know and love, the story took off from there. Picking up right where we left her in Evermore—on the other side of the bridge, firmly ensconced in a place called the Here & Now, and surprised to learn that it’s not exactly the eternity of harp lessons and cloud lounging she’d envisioned. She’s got a job as a Soul Catcher, a guide named Bodhi who is as nerdy as he is intriguing, and a pretty terrifying first assignment she’s not entirely sure she can handle. . . Writing Radiance was the most fun I’ve ever had writing.

Amazon Exclusive: Jean Feiwel, Publisher of Feiwel & Friends and Square Fish, on Radiance

As a publisher, I read a lot. So I’m always on the lookout for a book that has an author’s special voice, a memorable story, an irresistible character. When I first read Alyson Noël’s Immortals series (which at that time was only Evermore and Blue Moon), I loved Ever and Damen, but I really fell for Ever’s younger sister, Riley. Here was a character who was a real scene-stealer: sassy, true, real (and yes, well, dead). I wanted to know more about Riley. I approached Alyson through her Immortals editor and agent, so as to be respectful of her writing schedule and prior publishing commitments. She was enthusiastic and gracious, and the editing process has been fun (!) and gratifying. Alyson is a rare person: a dedicated and talented writer, and a caring and spiritual person. I’m so lucky to have Radiance on our Square Fish list and to have Alyson Noël in my life.

From School Library Journal

Gr 5-8–Riley Bloom, 12, has crossed the bridge to "Here," the afterlife, leaving behind her teenage sister, Ever, in the Earth plane. In Here, the time is always Now, and Riley can manifest anything she wants by just imagining it. She is forced to take an honest look at her past life, find her new place, and learn her purpose. Bodhi, a "dorky guy," has been assigned as her guide to teach her everything she needs to reach the next level. Her yellow Lab will travel with her. She is assigned the duty of Soul Catcher and is responsible for making Earth-bound souls move on and cross the bridge to Here. Her first subject is Radiant Boy, a 10-year-old who has been haunting an English castle for years. Other Soul Catchers have tried and failed, but now it's time for Bodhi and Riley to help him. This new series is by the author of The Immortals (St Martin's Griffin, 2010), where readers first meet Ever and Riley. Narrating in a contemporary voice with an honest and comfortable cadence, Riley is imperfect, but always likable as she sweeps readers to her faraway land where she makes herself and readers assess their behaviors and, quite possibly, make adjustments. In the midst of this wildly fanciful setting, Noël is able to capture with nail-on-the-head accuracy common worries and concerns of today's tweens.Helen Foster James, University of California at San Diego
© Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Always the perfect gift

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Square Fish; First edition (August 31, 2010)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 192 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0312629176
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0312629175
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 9 - 12 years
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 1060L
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 4 - 7
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 6.9 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.53 x 8.28 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 188 ratings

Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5
188 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on November 19, 2010
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on May 16, 2011
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on March 15, 2011
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2011
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2014
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2012
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on September 11, 2019
Verified Purchase

Top reviews from other countries

Lyndsey OHalloran
4.0 out of 5 stars Radiance is radiant!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 16, 2011
Verified Purchase
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 8, 2011
Verified Purchase
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 16, 2014
Verified Purchase
R. Olive
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 8, 2013
Verified Purchase
Seven of Nine
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 23, 2015
Verified Purchase