The plot was very weak, if there even was one at all. It pretty much went like this: Riley dies, she whinges a lot, she's given a job as a Soul Catcher, she goes down to earth, gets the Radiant Boy to cross the bridge in about two seconds, something happens with a woman who won't stop crying (I'm not entirely sure what. That part was the most confusing) and then it's all happily ever after, or something.
I really didn't like this book. I'm not even sure why I finished it. I suppose I was expecting something to happen but nothing did. There was no twists, and nothing remotely exciting happened. I wouldn't recommend it and I don't think I'll be reading the next in this series, Shimmer. Before reading this, I was really eager to read Noel's 'Immortals' series, but now I don't know if I will. Overall, Radiance isn't a great book.
Age Group: 10+
Official Publication Date: This edition 4th Feb 2011
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Author Website: www.alysonnoel.com