IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE TO BE DEAD - WELL THINK AGAIN. EVER HEAR THE SAYING, LIFE GOES ON? IT DOES.
Riley Bloom is starting to grips with being dead OK. so she'll never turn thirteen, but she can manifest anything she desires. And, after her first success as a Soul Catcher, she finally got her 'glow' on. Then she meets Rebecca - a furious ghost who is trapped on earth, desperate to seek revenge for her own death - and Riley's determined to help her, even if it means defying her cute - but annoying guide Bodhi, and breaking all the rules ....
This is the second book in the Riley Bloom Series, a spin-off off of the popular Immortals series. Based on Ever's younger sister, Riley.
All of Alyson's books that I have read have a unique descriptive writing style which helps to pull you into the book straight away.
Shimmer picks up where Radiance left off with Riley and Bodhi on vacation. While on Vacation Riley see's a pair of eye that belong to a black dog - which Bodhi later tells her is a bad omen - and she follows it even though Bodhi tells her not to, because she thinks she should help the dog to cross over only to gets trapped inside Rebecca's evil world along with her friend. At first Rebecca seems like the victim acting scared but it turns out she is stuck because of the way she died, she wants revenge and Riley has to find a way to help cross her over as well as all the spirits Rebecca has trapped in her world without losing herself, buttercup and her guide while doing it.
Shimmer has everything you could ask for in a book with so few pages. It is easy to read and understand. It is full of adventure, emotions and magic it had me almost in tears when Rebecca was sharing her story. The trouble Riley has gotten herself and Bodhi stuck in this time plays with her dark emotions. The trouble Riley has to go through to help the other trapped Souls is a powerful and emotional.
I am really loving the series and I can't wait to see what trouble Riley gets into in Dreamland when it comes out.