Not all of LA’s beautiful people lead beautiful lives. Alyson Noel shows us with the details of an observant insider what they’re really up to, late into the night. Like a good celebrity, Unrivaled is mysterious and compelling and so gorgeous you won’t be able to look away. -Cecily von Ziegesar, author of the Gossip Girl series
“This glitzy, suspenseful, shamelessly addictive read offers an all access pass to the glimmering world of Hollywood celebrity, where fame is a game, dark secrets are currency, and love doesn’t come without a high price.” –Margaret Stohl, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Creatures
"UNRIVALED will have you hooked from the very first page. Everything from the glitzy setting to the suspenseful plot is pure gold." -- Jamie McGuire, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Disaster
"If you love Pretty Little Liars, you'll love this sexy teen drama set against the backdrop of the glamorous LA club scene-where every choice poses a threat and nothing is what is seems."
- Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Creatures and author of Unbreakable
"Unrivaled reveals the dark, grittier side of fame and leaves the reader caught in a web of suspense and lies."
- #1 New York Times Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout
"Pulling back the curtain on Hollywood's nightclub scene, Alyson Noel's Unrivaled has it all-glamour, passion, scandal, and even a missing starlet. This book is exactly what YA needs. More please!"
- Kimberly Derting, author of the Body Finders series
"UNRIVALED is addictive! With a killer cliffhanger and twists around every corner, I couldn't stop reading this novel. Now I'm impatiently waiting for the second book in the Beautiful Idols series." --Anna Todd, bestselling author of the After series
THE IMMORTALS Series
Over 8 Million Copies in Print!
65 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers List (15 weeks at #1!)!
New York Times, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, NCIBA, and Walmart Bestseller!
#1 International Bestseller!
Translated into 36 languages -- sold in over 50 countries!
Film rights to THE IMMORTALS, to Gil Adler, producer of Valkyrie and Jason Rosenberg
THE IMMORTALS series: EVERMORE, BLUE MOON, SHADOWLAND, DARK FLAME, NIGHT STAR, EVERLASTING
#1 New York Times Bestseller
65 Weeks on the NYT list- 15 Weeks at #1
USA Today Bestseller
Publisher's Weekly Bestseller
Wall Street Journal Bestseller
LA Times Bestseller
#1 International Bestseller
Nominated for the 2012 Children's Choice Book Award!
Nominated for TRR's "Best YA Romance of 2010" Award!
Shortlisted for Chapters Indigo's "Best Read" Teen Book Awards!
Nominated for RT magazine's "Reviewer's Choice" Award for Best YA Paranormal/Fantasy Novel
An RT magazine Top Pick!
Walmart "Read of the Month!"
#9 on Publisher's Weekly Overall 2009 children’s bestseller list!
Best Children’s Trade PB cover in the New York Book Show!
The Immortals series nominated for the GoodReads Choice Award for Best YA series!
Debuted at #1 on Bookscan Children's Fantasy Best Sellers List!
Borders Books "Best of 2010" list
Nominated for CBC "Best Books of 2010"
Publisher's Weekly Starred Review!
Star Gold Award - TeensReadToo
Finalist for the Children's Book Council's "Best Teen Book of 2009" Award!
#10 on Publisher's Weekly Overall 2009 children’s bestseller list!
Best Children’s Trade PB cover in the New York Book Show!
An International Bestseller--#1 in France!
Listed in USA TODAY's list of Top 100 Best-Selling Books of 2009!
A Bookscan bestseller for teens!
A Borders bestseller for teens!
An Ingrams Bestseller for Children!
Nominated for 2009 Teen's Top Ten!
4 STARS Romantic Times Magazine!!!
5 STAR GOLD AWARD-TeensReadToo
TOP CHOICE AWARD-Flaming Net Reviews!!!
Justine Magazine Page Turner!
Nominated for the GoodReads Choice Award for "All Time Favorite" of 2009!
#9 on Publisher's Weekly Overall 2009 children’s bestseller list!
Best Children’s Trade PB cover in the New York Book Show!
Chosen for NYPL's "Stuff for the Teenage 2010"!
Nominated for 2011 Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award!
Shortlisted for Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Award!
THE IMMORTALS reviews
“Noel’s long-awaited conclusion to her Immortals series delivers, with a rich and satisfying plot, a complete ending and a healthy mix of wisdom and magic. Fans will be pleased with how well Noel ties up all the loose ends but also gives the book its own exciting plot. You’ll be sad to see the series end, but satisfied with its conclusion.” –4 Stars, RT Magazine
“Wonderful story. Since book one Ever and Damen's journey has been a very bumpy road - but also a spectacular one as well. Everlasting is a great ending to the series. I was very pleased with how things ended and I think fans of this series will be too. Actually I adored the very ending, Ms Noel has done a incredible job of wrapping this up.” 4 Stars, Anna’s Book Blog
“Ever since I started reading EVERMORE back in 2009, I fell in love with the series. I just couldn't wait for the day for the last book to come out and to find out Ever and Damen's fate and what was going to happen. When EVERLASTING arrived, I devoured it in one sitting. I just couldn't stop reading it. . .I was very satisfied with the ending of the book. . . THE IMMORTALS series has had evil characters, likable characters, but most of all, an amazing story written by an amazing author who has shown she has an amazing writing ability. . .THE IMMORTALS series and EVERLASTING are a great addition to any library and I can't wait what Alyson Noel comes up with in her next books.” 5 Stars, The Book Mermaid
“Everlasting is a strong finish to the Immortals saga . . . Alyson Noel soars with this one.” – Midwest Book Review
"A truly amazing read, a fantastic end to a truly wonderful series."- Dark Readers
"..The book ties up all the plot threads and the story draws back a step
to show the bigger picture - the journey of the soul and the meaning
of life and true love. The ending completely took me by surprise. I
had my suspicions about what might happen but yet again Noel threw in
several curveballs to keep me guessing right up to the very end . . . I'm very excited about Alyson Noel's new Soul Seekers series and if it's only half as good as the Immortals then it'll be a winner with me!"---A Dream of Books
“Ever and Damen's journey has been an awesome treat, so fans may greet this final book in the series with bittersweet enthusiasm. But like the previous installments, EVERLASTING will thrill readers with its spicy romance, profound ideas and intense drama. Alyson Noël's writing talents really shine here, and her words surge with emotion. She offers interesting symbolism and deep insight into life's mysteries that will leave teens contemplating these ideas long after the last page is turned. She uses the story-within-a-story technique with the telling of Ever's first life, creating a brief interval in the existing drama to see how the characters' lives all first interacted centuries ago. Her imagination also delivers wondrous visions of Summerland on Ever's difficult journey, and she wraps up the entire series in a conclusion that will bring a sigh of satisfaction.
Even though this is the end of the Immortals series, fans will be impatiently waiting to see what Alyson Noël has in store for them next.”--Chris Shanley-Dillman, Teen Reads
“Let me say that this is by far the best series I have ever read. From the first book, until the final, the characters have truly grown…Noel does it beautifully in her final novel in the Immortal Series, due to the wonderful plot and adventures…Everlasting really wraps things up nicely due to all the journeys Ever has to go through.It blew my expectations (2x)…The ending was AMAZING…beautifully written…Thanks to Alyson Noel for creating a beautiful series, I cant wait until her next series comes out next year called Soul Seekers!!”—Loves Books Reviews
“This book kept me on the edge of my seat. Making me feel like I was breaking apart inside. I was shocked to find that at times it was Damen that I wanted to shake, but OMG did my heart ever break for him. This book will make you shed tears of joy when minute, then rip your heart out of your chest, stomp on it, make you scream out in agony, sob like you did the day you found out your first love wasn’t love at all, then….after all of that….Leave you peaceful and completely content. Now GO run along, take this journey with me. I promise the pain throughout is worth the payoff!” –Paranormal Wasteland
“As I read through this last book, I began to realise just how young Ever was, and how much she had grown from the first time she met Damon. The way he brought her back out of her shell and you are showed just how far back their love goes and how deep it is… All I can really say is that the ending is perfect and I felt a little bit teary eyed near the end..Having been taken on their journey from the first time they met in this life, you feel linked and connected to the characters - I didn’t realise I felt that way so much. For me, Ever is much more likeable in this book. I already liked her, but she seemed much more wiser, and more her own person. Able to realise what she had to do, and have the balls to go and do it…I love this series. I got the ending that I, and I’m pretty sure every other reader of ‘The Immortals’ series, wanted.”—Charlotte Ford Reviews
“Oh my gosh, I love this series. And I’m so sad to see it end. But I do have to say, I loved the way the series ended. I thought it has a very unique ending…I love the relationship between Damen and Ever. This is one of the best love stories I have read in a long time, it might even be better then Twilight. *gasp!*I thought the way it ended was awesome, and I have to admit, it’s not how I imagined Alyson Noel to end it…at all.” 5 Stars, Natalie’s Bookshelf
“…I love the way Alyson Noel writes, and her characters are so able to get involved with. I’ll miss this series, but I’m sure she’ll come out with more great things soon! A must read series!!!!!!”—The Darker Side Reviews
“I must say that I am sad to see the series end…as a long time reader of Alyson Noel's and a big fan of The Immortal series that this book ended nicely. All loose ends were tied. All questions, were answered. And the first chapter was so dynamic and strong that I sat reading this book in my office while at work..I felt every emotion, excitement, hurt, and anger while reading this. Simply fantastic!
If you haven't pick up this series you most definitely should! Not only will you fall in love with it, but it will give you an everlasting read worth reading. Am I happy with the way it ended? Yes. I think Ms. Noel did a mighty find job on clearing everything she needed to clear up in order to finish the series.” 5 BITES—Books With Bite
“...The true magic of the story, though, is not so much in the plot and the amazing characters within it. The true magic is the positive outlook, and the way these novels can just leave the reader feeling refreshed and like they learned something. Without being preachy, without sounding like a self-help book, Noël touches on the acceptance of death, the dangers of anger, and, once again, the power of positive thinking. And whether its Haven spiraling out of control, the twins finally making their way back into Summerland, or Ever finally overcoming her weakness, the message comes through loud and clear—it’s all about acceptance and facing life in a positive way. If you haven’t bought this yet, go get it right away!” 5 Stars- The Examiner
"...Alyson Noël continues to write amazing stories that sizzle. NIGHT STAR jumps right into high action and never slows down, not even after the last page. Her writing is intense and vivid, pulling readers into the depths of her imagination. She cleverly weaves in the horrors of bullying, and the wounding effects on the hearts and souls of those involved. She also offers up a few inspirational passages, including Miles’s speech about his reasons for remaining mortal, that may remind readers to appreciate the gifts of life. . .Fans will look forward to the next book --- releasing in the summer of 2011 --- with bittersweet enthusiasm, as it will be the final installment in the series."-- Chris Shanley, TeenReads
“The highly anticipated Night Star is the fifth book in the installment of the Immortal series. With one last book left in the series (due out in summer of 2011) it is no wonder how Alyson Noël's Immortal series has 2 million copies in print. It is addictive, riveting, and an experience you'll never forget. . .Alyson Noel finds a way to captivate her readers and wins her fans over by creating a hypnotizing voice. Your voice wins me over every time, Alyson. Keep up the great work!”—Martha Ramirez Reviews
“Ms. Schorr reads NIGHT STAR as brilliantly as she has the four previous novels in the series. It’s a real treasure to be able to listen to the same reader through multiple novels in a series. There is a consistency there that the listener comes to rely on. Ms. Schorr’s voice becomes Ever, and takes on all the characters just as wonderfully. Miles has a larger role in NIGHT STAR, and I enjoyed listening to Ms. Schorr take on his newfound confidence. Ms. Schorr aptly shares the nuances of Haven’s ever increasing agitation and frustration as her obsession with Ever grows. And as always, by the final lines, she has brought the listener to the edge of their seats, eagerly wanting more, but knowing that they will have to wait for the next novel.” – TeensReadToo Review for audio version
"DARK FLAME is the fourth installment in Alyson Noël’s The Immortals series, and the intensity just keeps growing. Her writing style sizzles with energy and passion, creating a driving force that compels the reader through the pages. She seems to have an endless supply of exciting and creative ideas that keeps the series fresh. Her characters continue to fascinate, with their strengths and weaknesses, their refreshing diversities and unexpected uniformities, plus a few of them meet up with some big changes in this book, adding to the compelling factors of the series. Noël also proposes some thought-provoking ideas, like karma, and the belief that focusing on the positive brings about positive results. These ideas are sure to give readers something to think about long after the last page is turned. Noël sure knows how to write a winner!" --Chris Shanley, TeenReads
"Alyson Noel is back . . . DARK FLAME returns readers to the high expectations of THE IMMORTALS series."- 5 Stars, TeensReadToo
"Dark Flame is the best installment in this series yet, ending in a very shocking way that leaves high promise for the next book. The readers’ appetite will be whetted for more, the constant addictive craving Noel seems to infuse in every book continuing to guarantee her strong readership. The characters are advanced and developed, the plot progressed and the continued possibilities opened. Numerous new questions and intrigues spark, and the overall feelings toward certain characters shift in a constant flow. Noel includes plenty of surprising twists, unexpected tie ins and histories, and never lets the reader know what else she has planned. The predictability present at the beginning of the series is gone, leaving only a burning need for more."-A Good Addiction
"The very talented Noël knows how to hook her readers and take them on a thrill ride. The Immortals series is an addicting anthology that keeps you wanting more. An absolute phenomenon in teen fiction. She is an exceptional author with talent that captivates all readers. Dark Flame is a story of sacrifice and love—a well-developed plot, exhilarating characters, and teenage angst. What more can you ask for? An excellent read!"- Martha Ramirez, Bookpleasures.com
"Alyson Noel has done it again! Dark Flame was every bit as good as Evermore and Blue Moon, if not better...The same hypnotic writing, intense relationships, and plot twists that I loved in Evermore are at play here... Dark Flame signals the return of this series to must-read status."-I'd So Rather Be Reading
“This is the fourth book in The Immortals series by Alyson Noel, and all I can really say is wow. This is definitely the best book yet. Hands down. While I have enjoyed the first three, I wasn't as into them as I have been other series, but after Shadowland, which was also great, and now Dark Flame, I am a full-fledged fan. . .I'm so excited that this book was this good, and I can't wait until the next one comes out this winter, I would definitely recommend this to all my friends.”—TheUpSideofInsanity
"I have to hand it to Alyson Noel, she can write a teenage character really well. I really wanted to slap some sense into our leading lady Ever quite a few times. I loved how Alyson Noel doesn't make Ever into an "adult" just because she is supernatural, after all she is still a teenager without a lot of life experiences to build on. Ever makes a lot of mistakes and doesn't always trust the right people or know when to ask for help, sound like any teenagers you know? Ever has evolved over the series though, with each book she gains more understanding of the world around her and her place in it. The conflicts in this book fit nicely into the series and the book finishes off on a bit of a cliffhanger. Another page turner in The Immortals series, Dark Flame is not to be missed!"--Bellas Novella
“Noel’s novel is absolutely amazing! Fans of her Immortals series will not be disappointed—Ever and Damen’s love is challenged like never before, and the story ends with a big, satisfying twist that will have readers begging for more. This long awaited installment is incredible.” --4.5 Stars, Top Pick!- Romantic Times
"Noël continues to offer a satisfying brew of fantasy with genuine and engagingly promoted ethical questions in this third volume in the Immortals series.”— Booklist
“Alyson Noel's SHADOWLAND is the third in the Immortals series and the darkest to date. Ever and Damen's struggle against the dark side of immortality is fraught with setbacks and frightening choices. The addition of Jude creates an intriguing triangle to the story, and Roman remains a menacing threat throughout. Fans of Ms. Noel's Immortals will enjoy the latest of Ever and Damen's journey and eagerly await the next story.”- Fresh Fiction
“Once again, Alyson Noël has jam packed the novel with so much activity. . .The spark from the first two books is transformed into a smoldering flame that is impossible to not get drawn into. . .Finally, I will never – no matter how many of her books I read – be able to anticipate Noël’s constant surprises. How she can come up with so many unseen, shocking twists I’ll never know. She is a master at leaving the reader wanting more. Summer 2010 is far too long a wait for the next installment in Ever and Damen’s adventures. If you haven’t read this series yet, I highly suggest you do so now. With the plot and characters improving book by book, there’s nowhere for this series to go but up.”-5 Stars-Chick Lit Teens
"Alyson Noël’s distinctive ability to pique a reader’s curiosity and never let go perseveres in this third book of her awesome series. One way she accomplishes this is by coming up with new, exciting and completely unexpected twists, turns and twirls of her plot. She also paints her characters with such vivid details that they remain fixed in one’s memory as if they were real people. But the story doesn’t bombard the reader with intensity all the time; Noël lightens the nonstop drama with occasional sparks of humor. Fans will be excited to learn that she is hard at work on the fourth Immortals book, which is scheduled for a Summer 2010 release."- TeenReads
“. . . I love the direction that Shadowland takes. More characters are introduced, including one that may get between Ever and Damen. Like Blue Moon, it ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, which will leave teens counting down the days until the next book is released.” 5 Minutes for Books (review on the audio version)
“ . . . From the first minute you pick up the book, you can't help but being awestruck by the amazing story telling of Ms. Noel . . .”- Book Crazy
“It was easy to fall back into Ever and Damen’s world and get caught up in their epic love story. Author Alyson Noel keeps up the twists and turns and she never ceases to surprise me . . .SHADOWLAND explores the magical world Ever and Damen are part of in more depth and the subjects of reincarnation, spells, and fate are explored in more detail in this offering. I really liked learning more about how the magic works in this world and the intricacies Alyson Noel added were lots of fun to read about. The ending of this one will keep you turning pages and eagerly awaiting the next volume. SHADOWLAND is another exciting and addicting read in THE IMMORTALS series. Alyson Noel knows how to keep her readers hanging and it’s easy to see how this series is continually gaining new readers. Once you start reading about Ever and Damen, you won’t want to stop!” – 4 Stars, TeensReadToo
"Noël's sequel to the bestselling Evermore is a mesmerizing tale of teenage angst, love and sacrifice with plenty of crossover appeal. . . The startling but satisfying ending shows that Noël knows how to keep her audience hooked. Ever's supernatural struggles are a captivating metaphor for teenage fears about love, relationships and growing up. --Starred review, Publisher’s Weekly
"Mystery + romance + supernatural + drama = definite appeal to teens.”-- Orange Coast Magazine
" . . .Alyson Noël has many talents to share as a writer, and she proves it again and again with her amazing Immortals series. She writes with an intensity and a passion, her words weaving perfectly together to create an overwhelming experience for the senses and the heart. The excitement factor is nonstop . . . offering romance and heart-thumping chills. Noël sets up the third book, scheduled for release in February 2010, with plenty of cliffhanging excitement."- - Reviewed by Chris Shanley-Dillman, TeenReads
"This series is so well done. The YA paranormal genre has a flawless diamond among the gems with Blue Moon. Ever does something that I wish more characters would do. She questions the man who has searched the world for her about his past and hers. Even when he doesn’t answer, Ever doesn’t stop wondering or questioning. Her new life is full of power, possibilities and love but it doesn’t stop her from wishing she could go back and keep her family from dying. When her friends and even Damon turn on her, the hurt she feels is palpable. My chest literally hurt as she went through that. Ever is immortal but she is still a teenager and teenagers make mistakes, but she deals with it and moves on from there. I was moved to tears by a couple of scenes, especially near the end. Ms. Noel doesn’t back away from emotion, instead she has the ability to reach into your chest and twist your heart." 4.5 Stars, Night Owl Romance
"I thought Evermore was good, and I wondered how Noel was going to top it, but I can finally say she did a spectacular job and then some with Blue Moon. Noel knows how to pull you into her world with beautiful imagery and mesmerizing words. Blue Moon is a page turner that will keep you reading until the last page. Just when you think you have the plot figured out, Alyson throws in another twist making it impossible to put this book down.
The Immortals Series is so unique; it’s like a breath of fresh air. Summerland is brilliantly crafted, I can envision it as if it was right in front of me and I can see why Summerland is so fascinating to the characters. Speaking of the characters, I’m delighted that Noel showed us more of Damen’s and Ever’s background in their past lives. It was great to see Damen’s journey through the centuries to be with Ever and the extent of their love. Noel also introduces us to new characters in Blue Moon that also makes the plot more intriguing.
Let’s just say with the way Blue Moon ended, I wonder what Noel has in store for Damen and Ever in Shadowland. If Blue Moon is anything to go by, this is going to be an amazing series."5 out of 5 Stars, Fantastic Book Reviews
"I really enjoy sequels, but they make me nervous, especially when I loved the first book as much as I did EVERMORE. But Alyson Noel surpassed all my expectations, and not only is BLUE MOON an amazing sequel - it sets the bar for the rest of this series very, very high! When I reached the last page of this one, all I could say was “wow!” There were numerous twists that kept me guessing. Just when I thought I had things figured out, I would get pulled in a new direction, which kept the book fast-paced and full of suspense - I had to keep turning the pages. . .Another highly recommended book from Alyson Noel, I can’t wait to read more about Ever and Damen. THE IMMORTALS series is one you’ll want to get your hands on!" 5 Star Gold Award- TeensReadToo
“Noel's widespread and popular Immortals series, a saga about love, power, and the inevitable repercussions of a (possibly) endless lifespan. . .An enthralling, introspective fantasy adventure, highly recommended, even (or especially!) to those new to the Immortals series.“ 5 Stars- Midwest Book Review
“In the second installment of the bestselling and captivating Immortals series, gutsy young heroine Ever is faced with the twin teenage terrors of isolation and alienation. Noel does an excellent job exploring Ever’s growing fears and her determination to save lost love Damen. This author is on a roll!” 4 stars –Romantic Times
"BLUE MOON, the second Immortals saga, is an outstanding teen fantasy in the tradition of Kelly Armstrong and Stephanie Meyers."-5 Stars Harriet Klausner
“Blue Moon was totally amazing, even better then Evermore (which I really liked). I was so taken by Ever's emotion I was blinking back tears at more then one moment. I was so into the moment it was hard to bare to suspense and Ever's grief. The storyline is so well built it's insane, you really don't see the ending coming. I was completely shocked! Very well done Alyson the book is great and I can't wait to read Shadowland!”- Tynga’s Urban Fantasy Reviews
"Beautiful main characters, tense budding romance, a dark secret, mysterious immortals--what more could you ask for from this modern gothic romance?"- Justine Magazine
5 STAR GOLD AWARD
"Every once in awhile, a book comes along that I end up getting sucked into and become addicted. EVERMORE was one of those books. When I wasn’t reading, I was thinking about how I could sneak away to read some more. I couldn’t put it down. I dreamt about this book. When I finished, I couldn’t get it out of my head. This book was simply breathtaking.
Ever is a wonderfully realistic character that grows throughout the novel. The guilt she feels over her family’s accident and her grieving process are heart-wrenchingly real, as is her growing acceptance of her new psychic gifts.
I also loved the scenes with Riley, Ever’s little sister. Who knew a ghost could be so funny and charming? I know she’s just waiting to have her own series written about her. And Damen…well, what can I say - I’m in love. If you’re looking for a new lit-boy crush, Damen is it.
Alyson Noel knows how to write for and about teens, and this is one of her best books yet. I can’t wait to find out more about the mysterious Damen and step into Ever’s world again. Combining mystery and romance, EVERMORE is the beginning of the next must-read paranormal series. Be sure to get your hands on this one - you’ll be swept away." Sarah Bean, TeensReadToo
“Alyson Noel does such a GREAT job of keep the reader on their toes, constantly engaged and wanting more . . .Noel pulls you in, gives you a tiny morsel of satisfaction, then let's you hang on again, wanting just a bit more, always guessing. And at the end? The big reveal is so incredibly satisfying, like a long nap after a triathlon. . .I give this book a 10/10! Lovely and beautiful. Everyone needs to read it and have it forever on their bookshelves! Can't wait for the sequel!” Reverie Media
“I have discovered the new Twilight series, and I’m sure a lot more people are going to be jumping on the bandwagon as these books become known. Stephanie Meyer faces some stiff competition from Alyson Noel’s new series, The Immortals. The series has already been optioned for the movies. . .Alyson Noel can really write. Her words flow effortlessly and her dialogue rings true. This book is a breeze to read. . .Evermore is a crackerjack read for teens and teen-at-heart adults looking for more teen angst and a gushy love story with some action and mysteries spread throughout.” Mel Odom, Blog Critics
“ . . .This book is well-written and engaging. I wanted to keep reading to find out who (or what) Ever and Damen were. I also think that some of the strengths of this story lie outside the romantic relationship—Ever's relationship with Riley and her struggle with letting her go, her awkward but caring relationship with Sabine, and Ever's own pain and guilt about the accident.” Young Adult Romance Reviews
“Ms. Noel writes an emotional, thoughtful book about loss as well as falling in love. I will admit that I cried in a couple of places. This was a really easy novel to get sucked into. Every time I had to put it down, I wanted to get back to it as soon as possible. Ever is a sympathetic girl who is dealing the best way she knows how. I am always impressed when an author creates a character that seems so genuine and effortless. The writing was well done and the plot intriguing. Ever’s friends are well fleshed out and unique without being caricatures. This would make a great movie (hint, hint). I am thrilled that this is the start of a new series and Blue Moon will be out in August! If I can squeeze it into my schedule, I will be perusing Ms. Noel’s backlist. If you love Stephanie Meyer you will LOVE this book.”- Night Owl Romance
“Evermore is one of those books that is simply hypnotizing. I picked it up and couldn't put it down. It's in my top of 2009. I like paranormal but have felt a little burnt out on the whole vampire aspect of novels that are popular now. Evermore has so much more to give than just your average story. It has mystery, love, and intrigue. Throughout the whole book, I couldn't put it down, due to needing to know what was really going on and how Ever fit into the whole big picture. Ever is a great protagonist and never bored or irritated me. Alyson Noel is one of my all time favorite authors and she doesn't disappoint this time. The ending is also nice to where you can wait for the next book (out later '09 --titled Blue Moon) and not feel like you're going to pull your hair out. I have complete faith in Alyson Noel to take this series to where it should go and not disappoint. Now, I'm just waiting patiently for Blue Moon.”- Writers Block Reviews
"Teen angst and the paranormal make for a combustible mix as Noel utilizes typical themes and gives them a dangerous and eerie twist. Getting hooked on this new series, IMMORTALS, is guaranteed."- 4 STARS, Romantic Times magazine
" . . .Ever's vernacular voice and amorous fixation will gratify romance fans."- Kirkus
“This opening book in a new series, The Immortals, will thrill many teen fantasy-suspense readers, especially fans of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series … Noël (Saving Zoë, 2007) creates a cast of recognizably diverse teens in a realistic high-school setting, along with just the right tension to make Ever’s discovery of her own immortality—should she choose it—exciting and credible.”--Booklist
"When I got a copy of EVERMORE, I sat down to read it, intending to only read a chapter or two. Instead, I blazed through the first hundred pages before I knew it . . . and then I didn't want to put the book down. Except I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer. So I picked it up the next morning and finished it. Now I can't wait till July for the second book to see what happens next."- Blog Critics Magazine
"In this first installment of her Immortals series, Alyson Noël snags a hold of readers’ attention with her amazing ability to build suspense and curiosity. Dipping into the phenomenon of supernatural abilities, the unknowns of the afterlife, and both the limited and unlimited opportunities of immortality, offer a wealth of possible plots to entertain. Noël has also created a very likable and empathetic heroine in Ever, with wonderful descriptive narration on what she’s feeling, seeing and experiencing: “And when she lies down beside me, I don’t pull away. I just close my eyes and allow myself to feel her pain, and my pain, until it’s all mixed together, raw and deep with no beginning or end.”
Eager fans won’t have to wait too long for the next book in the series, as BLUE MOON is due out in July." Chris Shanley-Dillman, TeenReads
"Readers who enjoy the works of PC Cast and Stephenie Meyer will love this outstanding paranormal teen-lit thriller." –Midwest Book Review
"I thought this book was very good! The author creates a great picture of each and every character in the book. I am a fan of the twlight series and I recommend this book to those who like the series as well. It is a very quick read, with all the interesting twist and turns in this book." Flamingnet Book Reviews TOP CHOICE AWARD
" . . .Readers who enjoy the works of PC Cast and Stephenie Meyer will love this outstanding paranormal teen-lit thriller." -Harriet Klausner
"I loved this book. It really keeps your attention though out the story, because the puzzle gets pieced together bit by bit, but you don't know exactly what happened until the end. The only thing that disappoints me is that the second book won't be published for a while. I would definitely recommend this to my friends."-Dorothy, Portsmouth Teen Book Review
"This is the first installment of The Immortals series. Ms. Noël pens a well-detailed story that makes it easy for the reader to visualize both the characters and the world around them. Evermore has a familiar theme that attracts readers, but inside this book you’ll find that the author has added some unique details that sets it apart. This is a young adult novel that should appeal to both teens and adults." Darque Reviews
"Evermore is the first book in a new Young Adult Series called The Immortals. The writing is eloquent, the characters come alive, and the romance is heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time. There are many similarities to compare Evermore to Twilight but I enjoyed Evermore immensely more. The first person point of view is intimate and the narration by Ever is strong with emotions and feeling. She is confused and going through a lot and the reader can feel her angst come through in her passages.
I read Evermore in less then two days and could not put it down all weekend. I read for hours at a time and was completely addicted to the writing from the first page. I would without a doubt recommend Evermore to readers who are looking for a book that will captivate them from the first word to the last. The next book in this series, Blue Moon will be out in August 2009. Overall, Evermore is a superb novel that left me breathless, satisfied, and yearning for more."-RachaelfromNJ
" . . .I loved the story itself, the plot was engaging, I really had no idea what was going on. I kept waiting for one big revelation, but really it’s just revealed piece by piece which was a welcoming change of pace. The writing was marvelous! Impressive imagery! It was customary to find myself lost within the novel. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series!" -The Story Siren
“Lots of people seem to be comparing this book with Twilight and the House of Night series. In terms of quality, I have to agree. The first person storytelling in Evermore, is intimate and emotional. Ever's voice is realistic; all of her reactions as a grieving teenager make sense. Many times, in YA novels, authors make little blunders portraying teenagers. I have to say that Alyson Noel manages to do it pretty darn well, if not perfectly. . .And I definitely can't wait till the second book in the Immortals series comes out...Anyways, this is a book that deserves to be added to your bookshelf. So go on your favorite book purchasing site and add this one to your shopping cart now. You won't regret it.” - Reader Rabbit
“Evermore was a great way to lighten my reading load this winter and provided me with a creative, magical story that I really enjoyed. This is the first in a series for Noel and I think she may have a hit on her hands . . . Evermore has good and evil, likable characters, vivid descriptions and a good story.”- Planet Books
“So, let's see. This book was interesting. I fell into it easily, and I loved the world Noel created beside Ever. The fact that Ever had psychic powers was truly interesting. They flowed neatly through the book and I felt Ever's pain of it. . .trust me, this book was really good. I couldn't put it down. Alyson Noel created an amazing new world, and after this book I am so curious to see where it heads because honestly, I have no idea.” – Kelsey, Reading Keeps You Sane
" . . .The writing here is clear, the story well-defined and narrator Ever has an engaging voice that teens should enjoy. "- January Magazine
"This first novel in the Immortals series will appeal to fans of the Twilight books by Stephenie Meyer, and in fact, seems heavily inspired by it. . . Ever is ultimately a likeable character as she heals and learns to forgive herself for the accident that killed the rest of her family and let go of her dead younger sister, Riley, who has been a companion to Ever throughout the book. She also falls head over heels in love during the process."- VOYA
" . . . A fantastic novel for all teens, and possibly even a few adults. Laugh out loud funny and thoroughly suspenseful, Noel creates an entirely other world within the one we know and love. This haunting story will have you looking down alleyways and examining the new boy with undeniable curiosity. Ever tells her story in a convincing voice, and one you are not likely to forget. An amazing book that will have readers eagerly awaiting those following it."- TruNerd
“ . . .This book is well-written and engaging. I wanted to keep reading to find out who (or what) Ever and Damen were. I also think that some of the strengths of this story lie outside the romantic relationship—Ever's relationship with Riley and her struggle with letting her go, her awkward but caring relationship with Sabine, and Ever's own pain and guilt about the accident.” Young Adult Romance Reviews
"Evermore is one of those books that is simply hypnotizing. I picked it up and couldn't put it down. It's in my top of 2009. I like paranormal but have felt a little burnt out on the whole vampire aspect of novels that are popular now. Evermore has so much more to give than just your average story. It has mystery, love, and intrigue. Throughout the whole book, I couldn't put it down, due to needing to know what was really going on and how Ever fit into the whole big picture. Ever is a great protagonist and never bored or irritated me. Alyson Noel is one of my all time favorite authors and she doesn't disappoint this time. The ending is also nice to where you can wait for the next book (out later '09 --titled Blue Moon) and not feel like you're going to pull your hair out. I have complete faith in Alyson Noel to take this series to where it should go and not disappoint. Now, I'm just waiting patiently for Blue Moon."- Writer's Block Reviews
THE SOUL SEEKERS: FATED, ECHO, MYSTIC, & HORIZON- in stores now! Film Rights Optioned to Cheyenne Enterprises and Traziende Films to produce the Spanish language feature film adaptations of The Soul Seekers series- Foreign Rights sold to the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Brazil, Holland, Israel, Denmark, Norway, Slovakia, Russia & Greece
THE SOUL SEEKERS: FATED, ECHO, MYSTIC & HORIZON!
Film Rights Optioned to Cheyenne Enterprises!
Publisher's Weekly list of bestselling titles for Children/Teens 2012!
PW Pick: The Best New Books for the Week of May 21, 2012!
RT Magazine Top Pick!
Flamingnet Top Choice Award!
Nominated for "Teen Choice Book of the Year" award!
Starred Review- Shelf Awareness!
Top Pick- Nightowl Reviews!
RT Magazine Reviewer's Choice Best YA Paranormal Award Nominee!
Mountain Plains Independent Booksellers "Reading the West" Award Nominee
Foreign rights sold to the UK, Germany, France, Brazil, Spain, Holland, Israel, Denmark, Slovakia, Russia, & Greece
Reviews for THE SOUL SEEKERS
“This final book to the Soul Seekers series will leave you gasping for breath. It is dark and edgy and has more lessons than anyone ever realized. Books can teach you so many things and this series teaches you to live with your heart and to always see what is true not what you want to see…This is the book you want to read if you want a story about the last fight for love.”- Crossroad Reviews, 5 Stars
“I am definitely marking this series as an absolutely favorite one. . . Everything that unfolds in Horizon is what the entire series has been building up to. It will suck you in and not let you go until you see that last word…Alyson Noel delivers yet again a series that I can get lost in way after the reading is over… I can't recommend it enough…I just can't believe it's over!” Shayna Varadeaux, 5 Stars
“I couldn’t wait to read the final book in Alyson Noel’s ‘the soul seekers’ series, Horizon…I can honestly say this final book did not disappoint. It was full of secrets, suspense, mystery and magic…This book is a wonderful story of good versus evil. How you need to learn to follow your instincts and look deep within yourself in order to find the truth. The ending was wonderful, but then you read the epilogue and find a huge twist that nobody could see coming, which leaves me wondering if there will be a spin-off from this series one day in the future. I recommend this entire series to anyone who loves a good mystery filled with magic, good and evil, light and dark, even demons. I loved each book in the series…Read them and enjoy!” – Sarah’s Book Corner
"Fans will revel in this truly terrific ending to the Soul Seekers series." 4 Stars, RT Magazine
“Plenty of action and heartbreak …I actually really really like the ending…I think it was absolutely perfect and fitting…It’s a well done and solid final installment in my opinion and if you are fan of the series I think you will definitely be happy with it.” –Library of a Book Witch
“I am a huge fan of Alyson Noel and when I saw the chance to read Horizon I jumped on it. This is the 4th book in the series, and Alyson did not disappoint me one bit. Fun, intriguing, twists and turns, love, and pain. Alyson Noel has a way of transforming her characters, that they pulled me in without even realizing what was happening, and soon I was so caught up, that I hardly realized 2 hours had past. Books like this that can keep my intrigue and keep my mind reeling are reasons why I am a fan of this writer…
Overall I feel that the author did a great job in building the story and the characters. I loved the plot line, and the uniqueness of it all. There is mystery and suspense that had me captivated for hours. I do recommend this series!” Book Boyfriend Reviews, 4 Stars
“…if you have never read the previous books, than this one will get you caught up in what happened in the first three books…The main thing that I do like with this book and the other two books in this series is that the point of view switches between characters. I like learning what Dace and Lita and the others are thinking but I also like how Daire is finally starting to become prepared for whatever is about to happen.” –Panda Book Lover, 4.5 Stars
"Noel doesn't disappoint with the third book in her Soul Seekers series. The plot moves at a brisk pace and our heroine is at her strongest and most determine—A winner!" 4 Stars, RT Magazine
"The plot development is positively divine in Mystic, and I am more excited than ever for the finale in this series. .. If you haven't started the Soul Seekers series, go pick up some copies now. You won't regret it, I promise!" 4.5 stars, A Midsummer Night's Read
"Daire and her boyfriend Dace are back to restore the balance of good and evil after saving her grandmother and her soul. Dace is deliciously yummy, and if I say so myself, so is his evil brother Cade. It's a bit more fast paced than Fated was, and it's setting up the series to have longevity. If only it wasn't so long again until the next installment!"4.5 Stars- Top Pick! Night Owl Reviews
”Mix surrealism, a prophecy, and a love that knows no bounds for one amazing read. I couldn't put this book down!”-YABC
Alyson is a fabulous storyteller. Teens and adults alike have flocked to her Immortals and Riley Bloom series. The Soul Seekers novels... Daire and Dace are a hot couple, and Daire is a realistic heroine."- HEAUSAToday
The second story of THE SOUL SEEKERS emphasizes the prophesized love between Daire and Dace and reveals the power of their unwanted connection with the evil Cade. As in her Immortals series, Alyson Noel weaves a layered story of revealed secrets and connections among characters. The Soul Seekers series has a mystical overlay and Native American references which make this series unique and enjoyable among other published paranormal stories… Daire and Dace are powerful heroes whose affecting love makes this series an engrossing, passionate reading experience." Amy Alessio- TeenReads
"The fictional town of Enchantment, New Mexico sets the stage for this engrossing tale of good and evil, magic, love, and sorcery. Daire is a worthy heroine, and makes her way between the otherworlds fearlessly. The suspense of the story primarily lies with the split soul of brothers Dace and Cade, and the reader will eagerly anticipate the way this situation resolves itself. Will good overcome evil? What sacrifices will need to be made? The author draws the reader into this conflict with ease, and deftly weaves modern-day life—cell phones and teenage angst—with ancient customs and folklore. This is a wonderful recommendation for readers of fantasy."- VOYA.
“If you love romance, mysticism and adventure then this is definitely the book for you. A brilliant read, the ending was incredible and I can't believe I've now got to wait until July 2013 for the next in the series 'Mystic'.”—A Dream of Books
“Echo picks up straight where Fated left off, and although I finished Fated earlier this year, I had no problems jumping back into Daire's world and picking up the story like it was yesterday I had last visited...From the moment I began reading I could not stop. The plot is even more gripping, the characters are believable and well developed, and the further I got into Echo the more I had to keep reading to find out what happens. One thing I did not like was the ending, and this is purely because I have to wait what feels like forever to find out what happens when I really need to find out now.” –Much Loved Books
“Right I know I am a broken record when it comes to the lovely Alyson Noel.I wasn't sure I would love a series more than 'The Immortals' but 'The Soul Seekers' is a whole different ball game. It is one of the most intense reads I've read in a while…Echo starts exactly where Fated left off at the heart of the action, with the pace of the story getting faster and faster. The twists and turns in this novel are so unexpected… I truly love Daire and Dace as a couple they are perfect this novel takes them on the most bizarre emotional rollercoaster, I found myself, laughing, crying and screaming at this book…I just wanted more and more…this book is awesome and it will have you hooked on every page.” –Dark Readers
“Noel uses her New Mexico setting to weave in Native American mythology such as spirit animals and skinwalking. An intriguing story.” –Kirkus Reviews
“I giggled with anticipation when I got this book in the mail … I couldn’t wait to turn to that first page and re-immerse myself into the world of Enchantment. Daire’s circle of friends grows and I love to see forgiveness rather than gullibility in my hard-ass heroines. It’s also refreshing to see Daire’s Mum still being treated with respect by the author. It would have been way to easy to just throw her in the ‘parental units must fail‘ basket and be done with it. The disturbing bits are extremely effective and the action sequences are well mapped out and easy to follow. For those of us who love a bit of romance, there’s ample mush and kisses to keep us happy, but not so much that it’s the main focus of the plot line…It is with good reason that the third book, Mystic, is on my most anticipated books of 2013 list.” –Bel Reviews
“Alyson Noël mines her New Mexico setting in this riveting kickoff to a quartet about Daire Santos, the reluctant heir to an ancient line of shamans. . .In Noël's capable hands, Daire straddles the otherworldly elements of her calling as a shaman and the familiar trappings of high school life. . .Readers will feel the pull of Daire's quest just as forcefully as Daire herself does and count the days until the release of Echo, the second installment, this fall.” –Starred Review, Shelf Awareness
“Noel has done it again! With fantastic characters and an amazing plot, this book will suck you in and leave you breathless. . . Noel is a master with words, and readers will realize anything is possible in her world. With passion and thrills around each corner, this book is a must read.” RT Magazine: 4.5 Stars, Top Pick! RT magazine
"“Noël’s story is nicely paced and well-written . . .Noël’s many fans will be eager to find out what happens next. “—Publisher’s Weekly
“ . . .intriguing, twisting story line,which is sure to draw Noël’s numerous fans.” --Booklist
"This was a wonderful read. I really enjoyed this novel. It was action packed and filled with adventure. Fans of the "House of Night" series will love this book. I can't wait to read more about Daire."- Nightowl Reviews, Top Pick!
“[A] hauntingly mystical read. . . . another home run series” –Justine magazine
“I would recommend Fated to fans of Alyson Noël, the paranormal, and readers who want to try to read something that will rock their socks off.” – Chapter by Chapter
“ . . .Noel does a terrific job of slowly unspooling their secrets and motivations with writing that is both charismatic and spunky. She describes the de rigueur mean girls as being "linked together in an impenetrable wall of designer knockoff jeans, padded bras and pop-star perfume." When a swarm of ravens descends on the town, "Their numbers [are] so great, the sky appears to be vomiting massive chunks of black hail.” In "Fated," Daire learns the world isn't at all as she'd believed. In "Echo," due out before the end of the year, readers are likely to be curious enough to want to find out what she plans to do about it.” -- LA Times
“ . . .there are some very unique plot twists, and the balance among romance, plot conflict and family relationships is well managed without a vampire or werewolf in sight . . .The magical system is different and well developed, drawing on both Spanish and Native American mythologies to create the Seekers, their enemies, the Lower, Middle and Upperworlds and the souls they fight over. "Fated" is a fast read and enjoyable . . .While the plot arc is complete in this book, the hooks for the next are set in place, and there is plenty of interesting material to be explored in future volumes.” --Deseret News
“All I can say is this book is amazing. I bet you've read a million reviews where the reviewer says this book is like nothing they've ever read before. Well with 'Fated' that is honestly how I felt . . . Dace is mysterious yet warm, caring and in some ways shy and naïve. Daire is witty and strong- the kind of girl we all wish to be. There are so many interesting twists and on the edge of your seat moments. . .It's fun, exciting, sexual and in some places a little terrifying . . . it is so far the best thing I have read this year. If you're looking for a new series to get stuck into 'The Soul Seekers' is out of this world. . .”- Dark Readers
I just finished Fated just a couple of minutes ago and I have to say "Alyson Noel has surpassed all of my exceptions with a new world filled with magick, trust, and love." . . . I absolutely adored the characters, especially Daire and, of course, DACE! I completely and utterly fell in love with all of the characters and, yes, even the bad ones. This novel has everything and anything you would want. I found myself not reading the pages fast enough, and completely devouring this book much faster than I thought. It just mesmerizes me how Alyson can create a world filled with fast-pacing, heart-breaking plots along with awesome characters and such a magical world. It's just I'm stunned, and absolutely speechless but one thing is for sure. Daire isn't over with her story just yet. Oh no, it is just beginning and might I say her the end of her first adventure has left with so any questions and I am already dying to read the next book in the series . . Echo. . . Trust me, really trust me, when I say you will not regret it! - Cover Analysis
"I found myself unable to put this book down, completely captivated by the narration and the beautifully crafted world. I definitely recommend FATED. It was a refreshing YA fantasy with new elements I’ve never before." --Love, Literature, Art and Reason
"The first Soul Seekers is a superb thriller starring a “troubled” young lady who learns she holds the fate of the world in her hands. The key to this absorbing tale is the heroine who makes the Noel mythos seems genuine as she enters the underworld while wondering who she can trust. Filled with twists, this is a winning opening act." --Alternative Worlds
“Fans of Noel will love that this is more than a trilogy and the books are planned for every six months instead of the usual year-long wait between books.” 4 Stars- Chicago Examiner
“I loved this book. All the characters were beautifully developed including some of the minor characters. . . I for one had high expectations of this book because of Evermore and Fated defiantly met those standards.” –Flamingnet TOP CHOICE AWARD!
“ . . .I loved it! The world-building in Fated is fantastic and Alyson Noel has undoubtedly given it a lot of thought. The paranormal elements are unique and the storyline is unbelievably captivating. . . I was up until 5AM reading Fated and let me tell you, it is EPIC! I loved Alyson's writing, her descriptions were vivid and managed to evoke some emotion in me, which doesn't happen often. The plot is amazing and the rich Native American history along with the supernatural elements of the book, just made it even better.. .Fated is a story of pure magic - breathtaking and wonderful, all at once. Soul Seekers a series that I'm definitely going to keep reading.” –Kindle & Me
“FATED was absolutely original in its own way! From the vivid descriptions to the spiritual world the author, Alyson Noel, has cleverly created, I was so intrigued and stunned that by this book that I can't wait to see where Noel takes this series to because she sure as hell has a winner right here!”— 4.5 Stars, Tales of the Inner Book Fanatic
"This novel is something different than anything I've encountered. Fated has a rich mythology, full of spirit animals, spirit journeys, fate, soul-seeking, and of course, good and evil. I'd recommend Fated to those who want to read something a little different. I urge you to give this novel a try." --Thirteen Days Later
“In Noël's capable hands, Daire straddles the otherworldly elements of her calling as a shaman (including a captivating scene of Daire's vision quest) and the familiar trappings of a "normal" life as a high school student. . .Daire's sense of humor balances out her dark visions. . .The perils of high school often feel as threatening as navigating the Lower-, Upper- and Middleworld that Daire's destiny as a shaman requires of her. Readers will feel the pull of Daire's quest just as forcefully as Daire herself does, and will count the days until the release of Echo, the second installment, this fall.” –Jennifer M. Brown—Shelf Awareness
"The first Soul Seekers urban fantasy is a superb thriller starring a "troubled" young lady who learns she holds the fate of the world in her hands. The key to this absorbing tale is the heroine who makes the Noel mythos seems genuine as she enters the underworld in a soul searching rescue mission while wondering whom does she trust. Filled with twists, this is a winning opening act."--Midwest Book Review
“Alyson Noël paints a magical New Mexican landscape.” –New Mexico Style
“A rush of romance will sweep you away in this hauntingly mystical read. I'm already as addicted to Daire and Dace as I was to Ever and Damen. Next book please!” –Justine magazine
“Another captivating series from Alyson Noël. Fated did an excellent job setting up everything for the next books in the series. …I’m really looking forward to seeing where this series goes!” –The Story Siren
“Fated reads very well and the descriptions set the scene perfectly. Noel takes the time to set the story up right so it never feels rushed or that any details were missing. …I’m glad there’s not too long to wait for the sequel – Echo is due out in November of this year.”—The Reading Date
“This book has it all—magick, spookiness, cute boys, a little romance, danger, fun and light-hearted moments, some mystery, and there's even good/evil twins (cute ones, too!) What more can you ask for? I am very intrigued by this new world that Alyson has created, and I cannot wait to read more about Daire and her friends in the future.” –Once Upon A Twilight
“Fated, the first book of the Soul Seekers series by Alyson Noel is truly a page-turner! It is truly engrossing and fantastic. It is a breath of fresh air in the paranormal genre. Alyson Noel is so clever in her creation of the spiritual world. Throughout the story, her descriptions of her characters, the environment they’re in the spiritual worlds they travel to, the emotions they feel, are so detailed and vivid, it left me yearning for more. Thank goodness each book for this series will be released every six months!?”-Book Twirps
"This promises to be an intriguing journey for Daire as she finds her way . . . Fans of Noël’s Immortals series will especially enjoy FATED." - TeenReads
The RILEY BLOOM series: RADIANCE, SHIMMER, DREAMLAND, WHISPER
New York Times Bestseller
Publisher's Weekly Bestseller
USA Today Bestseller
Scholastic Book Fair Pick
"Parent's Choice" Award Winner
A Bookscan Bestseller!
An International Bestseller!
RILEY BLOOM reviews
“Absolutely loved it . . .The word whisper plays an important role in this story, where Riley again outwits the souls she is entrusted to help cross over. The world of ancient Rome is seductively described by Noel and you really feel like you are in the Coliseum cheering on the gladiators. . .I so enjoy Riley's adventures. This is safe for the youngest of teens and is a series that even the most reluctant of readers will get into. I know since I have recommended this series to several kids who say they hate to read but ask me when the next book will be out!” –Bookhounds
“WHISPER is Alyson Noël’s fourth ghostly adventure with Riley, and each one is a delightful and intriguing journey into human nature. Noël weaves in many important life lessons for people of all ages, and does so with a vividly descriptive voice. She enriches her tale with symbolism, limerick, foreshadowing and some well-placed alliteration. Of course, the star of the show, the spunky and enthusiastic Riley, shines throughout the pages, bonding with the readers in both her failures and triumphs. Her boundless energy and quirky sense of humor make her the perfect traveling companion to explore the interesting and oftentimes violent aspects of the ancient gladiator world. Noël even includes some romance to sweeten the ride. And, like the three previous books, the pretty cover art continues to shine and entice.” –Chirs Shanley-Dillman, KidsReads.com
“I really adore this series . . . Whisper is the fourth book in the series, and it is my favorite book yet . . . Riley's got a great voice that most kids and teens will relate to in one way or another. This series is also great for reluctant readers. Each book is short enough and paced so that the reader will not lose interest, and although the covers are pretty, boys and girls alike will enjoy these books.” -- 4.5 stars, YA Litwit
“A sweet, well paced book for Tweens, WHISPER is perfectly written for young readers. Noel handles fundamentally heavy subjects with humor and grace, allowing her heroine to come of age in the afterlife. Riley struggles with crushes, forgiveness, body image, and romance, all while trying to rescue the long tormented ghost of a Roman gladiator. . .Noel’s characters and mythology were accessible and charming. Even the sticky issue of a heroine coming of age in the afterlife was handled with aplomb, neither downplaying death nor harping on darkness . . . WHISPER is note perfect for a young reader who is already trying to find their place in a teenage world.” –All Things Urban Fantasy
“I found Whisper to be a quick, fun, engaging read that I just know will be a hit with many of my older students. (For those that don’t know, I’m an elementary school librarian, and my fourth and fifth grade girls absolutely LOVE the Riley Bloom books.) I also think teen and adult readers will enjoy this story. I did.” –Knight Reader
“Whisper is such a cute novel. I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. Riley is such a likeable character and easy to relate to, and Alyson's writing style is engaging and easy to read . . .I would recommend this as a great read for upper MG, lower YA, or for anyone who enjoys reading MG/YA.” –Krazy Book Lady
“Whisper is an enjoyable book and a great installment in a series that is entertaining to adults and younger readers alike. “—Tara Calaby
“The Dreamland audio book was a fun listen. The narrator, Kathleen McInerney, was great because she nailed the voices. . . . Loved it! I am enjoying making my way through this series with Riley. She has come a long way since the first book, making little mistakes and learning as she goes. Although Bodhi is Riley’s mentor, they are becoming more of a team now. I think that Riley may be a little sweet on Bodhi, but in an innocent, flirtatious way. . .How cool is the whole idea of Dreamweaving that Alyson Noel has created? Oh, and the ghost boy who sends nightmares to people?! Now it may be hard for me to sleep at night! Audio is a nice way to enjoy Dreamland and I am so glad I had the opportunity to listen to Riley’s story.” – 4 stars, Reading Vacation (Audio Review)
“I have to congratulate Alyson on another amazing book in the RILEY BLOOM SERIES. . .If you've followed the IMMORTAL SERIES then you're in for a little
surprise. I really enjoyed that bit in the novel and I'm hoping for more glimpses . . .All in all a lovely read and full of lessons that some of us could take to heart but in the end Riley is growing into a mature young lady and I cannot wait to see what WHISPER holds for me.”—Bookworms Corner
“Good story! I love that each book brings a new element to Riley's world . . . Riley's loneliness is heartbreaking. She longs for change. Being forever 12 years old isn't the greatest notion to deal with. Ever and Riley have a beautiful scene in this book, that I think fans will love. Dreamland is a fast adventure, a fun read. Fans of this author will have no trouble enjoying this new story.”- Anna’s Book Blog (Audio Review)
“This series is really special and I love recommending it to younger readers. It hits on a lot of topics like self-acceptance, the ability to learn from your mistakes, as well as the important concept of maturity . . . I really can't wait until the next installment.”—BookHounds
“I love the Riley/Bodie dynamic. This third book shows more than ever how attached Riley is to her young guide Bodie . . .This book series is very charming because Riley's delight and enthusiasm are infectious, though she experiences some loneliness and wistfulness, too. It's good to see Riley rising to do things on her own, and while she makes plenty of mistakes, she's always ready and eager to help people. I'm not much of an audiobook listener, but the first-rate narration on this one, combined with a very lovable character made my listening experience truly great. Grade: A-”-All-Consuming Books/Reviews by Tiger (Audiobook Version)
" . . .Understanding and enjoying this book does not hinge on having read Radiance (Square Fish, 2010), but readers will be quickly drawn to Riley and want to learn more about this spunky character and her previous experiences. The author’s sharp contemporary wit in concert with her fascinating fantasy setting and important historical connections will draw readers through this enjoyable novel and have them begging for Riley’s third adventure."--School Library Journal
“What I like about Shimmer is that although it’s an entertaining, light-hearted novel, it also has deep meaning to it. It’s an appealing story with very likable characters, but it also will make you think about what life-after-death might be like... Yet Shimmer is never heavy-handed or preachy with its underlying message. It is primarily a fun, enjoyable read, and you’ll be rooting for Riley to succeed at freeing herself, Bodhi, Buttercup, and everyone else Rebecca has made her prisoners...Shimmer is a novel that will stay with you for a long time... The first book in the series is Radiance I highly recommend both it and Shimmer to anyone who likes reading touching and often humorous supernatural fantasy novels.”--BSCKids.com
“There's just something about Riley that I absolutely love! She's spunky, sassy, funny and even though she's dead, she's so full of life . . . Although these books are mid-grade books, they can easily be enjoyed by adults as well. Riley shines! She is a superstar! I'm intrigued by the thought of the Here & Now and I can't help but want to see what adventure Riley will find herself in next.” 4 Stars, Bookwormygirl
“Shimmer is a fast, fun and intriguing read. An excellent installment in the series . . . I look forward to see how things turn out in the next book.”—Anna’s Book Blog
“Riley Bloom is at it again! I can't help but love this girl . . .Once again, Ms. Noel wrote a fab book. It was a quick, fun read with great characters and real emotions. The book was easy to relate to and easy to feel. Her characters, her writing, and the plot were all good.”--4 BITES, Book with Bite
“If I could pick only one thing I completely and totally loved about this book, it would be Riley herself. She is everything you want a female main character to be! She was clever, spunky, witty, sassy, and more . . . Another aspect of Shimmer that I enjoyed was the, shall we call it, philosophical part of it. I thought that Prince Kanta was a lovely addition to the book, and he was full of wise words. . .Ms. Noel has a way with words, too. The way she would describe certain scenes was like being inside the book. . .All in all, Shimmer was a very impressive and incredible read. At first it may seem like it's just a light-hearted and "cotton candy" novel, but not at all. It had deep meaning, morals, and it at times made you smile & laugh.Excellent read!” 5 stars, AllyKatz
“…I am loving this middle-grade series that features Riley's adventures in the afterlife. Radiance was a great start, and Shimmer continues the awesomeness. I absolutely love Riley as a character- she's fun but flawed and Noel captures her tween voice so well...Overall, these are just some wonderful books... I'm really excited for the third book in the series, Dreamland, out this fall!”—Book Chic
"It's hard not to fall in love with Riley and think of her as kid sister. She's defiant, strong willed and is on a mission to help those who are in need of assistance in crossing over…Shimmer has a lot of elements to the story that make this an engaging read. I felt that Riley as a character matured more after seeing the unimaginable things that happened to the slaves on Virgin Islands during the turn of the century. It's heartbreaking, but a key element to the story and one I felt Alyson wrote well. I really liked the message Shimmer has. To love and forgive is to be free from hate and anger. I would recommend this for middle graders and fans of Alyson's Evermore series. I'm looking forward to reading Riley's third book, Dreamland when it's out this fall.”—4 Stars, Mundie Moms
“Shimmer is a book I am not likely to ever forget. . .I feel as though Shimmer can teach readers a lesson in understanding those around us. We learn from Riley that first glance doesn't mean much. There are many more layers to people, and if you take the time to peel them back, well we all have a lot more in common than you might think. I am really looking forward to what’s next with this series. I like the level of depth in Shimmer and hope to see more of the same from Alyson Noel.”—Bellas Novela
“Noël ably captures the cadence of tweenspeak in this lively, action-packed adventure.”--Booklist
“ I adored Radiance, and Shimmer was just as good. I’m still amazed at Ms. Noel’s ability to see through a 12 yr old’s eyes and write about themes such as slavery, and the horrid things that happened during that unpleasant time in our history, while always keeping a glimmer of hope on the horizon. Shimmer was a wonderful read and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to reluctant readers. It ends with some unanswered questions that I’m sure will be resolved in the next Riley Bloom adventure, Dreamscape, coming this fall!”--My Bookish Ways
"Bestselling author Alyson Noël gives fans the second book in her fascinating series about Riley Bloom and her life after death. The character of Riley brings a lot of energy to the story, and her clumsy but heartfelt attempts to do what's right are endearing and contagious. Her strong views on life (and the afterlife) and her bickering with the frustrated Bodhi are amusing and compelling. She uses a clever approach to sharing the many horrors of the characters by taking Riley's first-person point of view along with her when she steps into the others' nightmares, experiencing their terrors as her own. She also offers quite a few interesting topics and words of wisdom on which readers can contemplate during and after reading, including destiny, free will, fate, the fact that "words have the power to harm or heal" and that "anger and guilt mixed together made for a pretty strong brew --- one that could trap a person forever."" --Chris Shanley-Dillman, Kidsread.com
“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
“This new series is by the author of The Immortals 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.” –School Library Journal
“RADIANCE has a fast-moving storyline with lots going on, urged on by a natural curiosity and fascination for the afterlife. Riley is a wonderful companion for the story, full of energy and curiosity, with a streak of arrogance battling with a bit of insecurity. Noël has an amazing talent for words, creating a rollercoaster of emotions with tickling curiosity, delicious spookiness, overwhelming sorrow and sparkling hope. This new series has an awesome beginning, and there’s plenty of potential for more riveting storylines. Fans will be looking forward to the second installment, which is due out in the spring of 2011.”—Chris Shanley-Dillman, Kidsread.com
“…fast paced and witty . . .an entertaining start to a strong series.”—4 stars, RT magazine
“Alyson did a great job writing Radiance. It was what I expected and more. I loved that I finally got to see an insight into Riley's point of view. Now, this book is for a younger age group, but nonetheless, this book was awesome. Riley's is a great character and had me hooked. Her quick wittiness and sarcastic comebacks had me laughing. . . She was able to catch that young voice and portray it beautifully. . Radiance is a great summer read. . . If you love The Immortal Series, then you will like this book.”--I give it 5 BITES!- Books With Bite
“Another highly creative and well thought out series for Alyson Noel! Radiance is targeted towards the middle school set and focuses on Riley, Ever's little sister from The Immortals series. Noel creates another imaginative world that is so well described it sucked me in from the very beginning. She has a very poetic style of writing, that will appeal to any age. The book deals with issues that any middle schooler would relate to (be it alive, or in the afterlife). Riley struggles with not fitting in with her peers, not always understanding what she is supposed to be doing or who she is supposed to answer to. She has a sharp tongue that gets her in trouble sometimes, but she knows what she wants and isn't afraid to fight for what she feels is right. An exciting and inventive story that will appeal to any middle schooler, and may even teach them a thing or two. I highly recommend.” – Bellas Novella
“Radiance is a sweet story, a perfect summer read… Like the Immortals series, Noel's world building is superb. Radiance was the perfect book to tide me over until the next Immortals book comes out. As far as middle-grade (what I've previously called chidren's ) books go, it's one of the best I've read.” I’d so Rather be Reading
“I think I found a great new series with tons of potential, and that series starts with Radiance. . .This book is so cute!”—Bloody Bookaholic
“I loved reading this book! Not only the fact that it was short and could be finished quickly, but also the idea of life after death and how those who have died may handle things. This read is perfect for any ages especially younger teens! It's beauty and simplicity blend perfectly with romance and humor. I'm sad that I must wait until next year for Shimmer, the sequel. I will definitely miss Riley, Bodhi, and Buttercup! Also the cover is just beautiful!”—Novel Thoughts
“Riley is such a great, refreshing character and I loved her voice. She has some great inner monologues that made me laugh out loud. . .I really enjoyed Radiance. While it's a spin off from Alyson's Immortal series, you don't need to read Evermore to understand what is happening. It's the first in a middle grade series, but I'd definitely recommend YA fans of Alyson Noel to pick it up. I'm looking forward to finding out what happens next with Riley and Bodhi.” Mundie Moms
“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
“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
“A tale for lovers of the genre . . . For those preteens who like a mild supernatural adventure with romantic overtones, you go, ghost.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Riley is a unique character. She is sassy, feisty, and funny. . . If you are a fan of the Immortals, and always wanted to know what happened to Riley after she leaves Ever, you will want to read this book! If you have not read the books, this is a great opportunity to introduce yourself to the wonderful writing of the author.”—Mrs. Yusko, Evergreen Junior High Library
“I'm very pleased with this book . . . This was a very quick read and yet wonderfully written and complex . . .Riley's story is touching, moving, and uplifting.”- 5 Stars, Bibliophilic Book Blog
“I felt like I hit the jackpot when I read Radiance. It has a feisty girl as the main character, a lovably dorky boy, and a loyal dog. Add a plot with unexpected twists and a completely stunning ending and you’ve got one sweet novel. . . It was one of the most unique endings I have ever read. SWEETNESS!”—5 Stars, Reading Vacation
“I really loved this book. It was just really cute but had some wonderful depth to it. ..Riley is a great character and I loved her sense of humor. The interactions between her and Bodhi were probably my favorite parts of the whole book. I really liked the world building too that Noel did for Here and how everything works there; it was just very cool. Riley's first assignment with the Radiant Boy was really interesting to read too, and I'm looking forward to reading about her future assignments.”—Book Chic
"I must admit there is not one thing I don't like about this book. I just listed all the pros and there are no cons. I would rate it FIVE STARS."--AllyKatz.com
“All I can say is, “It’s about time Riley got her own story.” Listening to Ms. McInerney tell the tale led to many humorous moments and I found myself giggling out loud. The tension between Bodhi and Riley is papable as the story is read and unfolds. Listening to Riley’s trials and errors is definitely a treat for the ears. Overall, RADIANCE is a wonderful story and the audio book uses just the right tone for Riley’s voice. The book is appropriate for anyone from middle school up.” 5 Stars, TeensReadToo (for the audio book)
“Alyson Noel's Radiance is a promising start to a new and fun series for middle grades. . .Noel has outdone herself with this one. . . it's humorous, it's heartwarming, and it's extremely entertaining. . .All in all, Radiance is a series that middle grade girls will love. There's a feisty protagonist, a swoon-worthy pal, an adorable yellow lab, and an incredible setting. What more could middle schoolers want?!?”—Confessions of a Book Addict
Reissued in FOREVER SUMMER April 26, 2011
Nominated for CBC and TeenReads BEST BOOKS OF 2008>
Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Finalist
Seventeen magazine "Summer Beach Reads"
Nominated for a CYBIL Award
Foreign rights sold to Greece, Italy, UK
CRUEL SUMMER REVIEWS
5 Stars- TeensReadToo:
". . .Teen girls will totally love CRUEL SUMMER by Alyson Noël. The story is told using letters home, the journal her mother gave her, “Colby’s Journal For Desperate Times…,” and her new blog. The range of emotions, devastating lows to breathtaking highs, and the intense feeling that everything affects her is so authentic. The reader will relate to her habit of over-thinking every comment, gesture, or word of an email, and the insecurity she feels around Yannis. I loved this book and totally devoured it. For this reason, I give it five stars!" Cana Rensberger, TeensReadToo
"The protagonist's venting and observations are alternately whiny, wistful, strident, and hilarious. Despite typical teen self-obsession, Colby is likable and ultimately well intentioned. As she deals with her feelings, she blunders her way rather charmingly into a new maturity." School Library Journal
"Noel convincingly captures Colby's self-transformation as the character comes full circle and realizes that perhaps instead of fighting life and all the things out of her control, she should let go and embrace them. Through the typing fingers of Colby Cavendish, Noel teaches her readers that all the years of suffering through teenage awkwardness are just a phase and, in the end, if a person allows it, she can learn more about herself than she ever thought possible." Kristine Medeiros- CIUDADmagazine
"The lovely descriptions of beaches and the beauty of Greece will make readers want to get plane tickets over there. Alyson Noël, author of KISS BLOG and SAVING ZOE, does a great job in all her books of showing the fallout and hope that can come after what seems like devastating mistakes. Colby is a mess at first, and readers will feel like yelling at her for some of her choices, even while wanting to comfort her. But who wouldn’t like to rewind the clock sometimes? Not everyone has a chance to go to a beautiful island in Greece to get perspective, but anyone can try to start fresh."--Amy Alessio, TeensRead.com
"Though Cruel Summer addresses the usual sort of teen angst, it stands out from its peers for both its unusual Greek island setting, and for the honesty and vulnerability of Colby's blog and journal entries. It makes for an absorbing read."-Hilary Williamson, Book Loons
"Alyson Noel ROCKS at creating the angst and voice of teenage girls, and Colby Cavendish, the main character of Cruel Summer is a witty, thoughtful chick to spend the summer with. Cruel Summer is a great read - better than my fave books from Noel, KISS & BLOG and SAVING ZOE."- Chicklitgurrl
"I really enjoyed reading Cruel Summer by Alyson Noel. It was a very unique book filled with love, hate, adventure, and many unforgettable opportunities and experiences. I thought it was cool how the author wrote the book like it was partly a blog, a regular story, and a diary. . .Overall, Cruel Summer was a great novel that I definitely recommend to teenage girls looking for a little summer romance."--Flamingnet Reviews
"Just finished this book, and absolutely loved it. Despite this being Alyson's 5th or 6th book, this is my first Alyson Noel book. And I am looking forward to reading more. Colby is lovable and humorous in her telling of her life on Tinos through journal entries, letters, postcards, and blog entries. Told in this particular way, the book becomes a quick, absorbing read and very summery. I also loved Noel's way of dealing with Colby's parent's divorce and her emotions about it- they were very realistic. As the summer winds to a close, put this book on the top of your reading pile. It's a perfect way to end the summer." --Book Chic
Film rights to access/producers Ellen Marano, Vanessa Marano (Switched at Birth), Laura Marano (Austin & Ally), with Jeffrey G. Hunt (Vampire Diaries, Gotham) direction.
Reissued February 15, 2011
Featured on the CBS EARLY SHOW's ""Give the Gift of Reading" segment
TeenReads.com "Best Books of 2007" list!
TeensReadToo.com owner Jennifer Wardrips, "2007 TOP TEN LIST"
NATIONAL READER'S CHOICE AWARD Winner!
Nominated for YALSA's annual TEENS TOP TEN list!
Nominated for a CYBIL AWARD
Chosen as a Junior Advisory Board "Favourite Read" for Canada's largest book retailer, Chapter/Indigo/Coles
Foreign rights sold to: United Kingdom and Commonwealth, French world rights, Portuguese world rights, Italian world rights, Greek world rights, Danish world rights, Polish world rights
SAVING ZOE Reviews
“Although Alyson Noel is best known for her lighter, contemporary stories, she has taken a serious, heartbreaking plot line and turned it into a winner that you’ll never forget. I found myself as immersed into Zoë’s life as Echo did, and found it hard to put the book down the entire time I was reading. Ms. Noel has done an awesome job with this weightier subject matter, and I hope to read more stories in this vein from her in the future.” 5 Stars, GOLD AWARD –Jennifer Wardrip, TeensReadToo
"There's both heartbreak and humor in this one. . . I loved it."--Carol Fitzgerald,Bookreporter.com
"Reveals the hidden dangers of social networking on the Internet and date rape drugs. Noel get the message across without being preachy; readers will learn from it and enjoy the novel's suspense and intrigue." --School Library Journal
"This is one of Alyson Noël’s stronger books, with lots of emotion and depth. 5 STARS."- Kimberly Pauley, Young Adult Books Central (YABC)
"This well-written story is both tragic and optimistic. Besides coping with her own grief, Echo must deal with the additional pressure of being overprotected by her numb, pill-popping mother and her absentee father. Echo decides to have a heart-to-heart discussion with her parents and this leads to positive changes. Zoë's family members and friends demonstrate that love and memories do not have to die along with the loved one. Noel's novel will remind readers to appreciate the people in their lives."- Mary Jo Edwards, Children's Literature
"Noel tells the story through the first-person narrative of Zoë's and Echo's diaries, using a conversational style that makes a quick read . . .these issues merit discussion, and Noel presents them without preaching or judging."- VOYA
"Alyson Noel stunned me once again with her book, Saving Zoe. I have read books by Alyson Noel before, but this is by far my favorite. . .It's hard not to get sucked in as you laugh with Echo's first boyfriend problems and even harder when you cry at the issues she must confront as she learns more and more about her sister. This book has become one of my favorites of all time!"-- By The Book Reviews
". . .Noel's writing was beautiful and powerful. From reading this book, I have learned to appreciate the time I have with my loved ones. I recommend this book to every teenager out there!"-- Flamingnet Reviews
"This is a book about loss; deep, profound loss. Alyson Noel has woven together all the challenges young teens face and given it a title. Saving Zoë is beautifully written and will capture the attention of any young teen.. . I loved Saving Zoë; it captivated me to the point where I could not put it down. I was as intrigued to read Zoë’s diary and learn her story as much as Echo herself. This book has everything and is incredibly inspiring. Saving Zoë shows you how you can bond with family even after they are gone. I loved every minute of this novel. ..The only rating I can give Saving Zoë is 5 stars." -- Emma-Lee Kramer, Junior Advisory Board, Chapters, Indigo, Coles
"Saving Zoë is heartbreaking, frightening, yet also tender and funny. It's story about loss, recovery, and the unbreakable tie between sisters. Be warned: this one probably will make you cry." --Poised at the Edge
"I absolutely loved this book. . .I loved every moment I spent reading it!"--YA Galley Teen Review
“Noel writes a smart and compelling story about life, love and loss that you won't be able to put down. Saving Zoë is a must-read.”--Cara Lockwood, author of Wuthering High
"Prepare to read this in one long sitting."—Maureen Johnson, author of 13 Little Blue Envelopes
“Alyson Noël finds the perfect balance of heartbreak and humor in this story about sisters, secrets and saying goodbye. I loved every minute of it!”-Hailey Abbott, author of the New York Times bestselling Summer Boys series
"Hilarious and captivating, heartbreakingly real. A fabulous read!"-- Mary Kennedy, author of Secrets of a South Beach Princess
KISS & BLOG
Foreign rights sold to Vietnam, France, UK, Italy
Nominated for a CYBIL AWARD
KISS & BLOG REVIEWS
"Fast, entertaining, and filled with mentions of celebrities and designer clothing, Kiss & Blog is a juicy novel perfect for fans of GOSSIP GIRL. The captivating plot had me turning pages for hours, and I just couldn't get enough of the social scene of Ocean High. Kiss & Blog is a definite winner!" —Safia Abdul, Teens Read Too
"Kiss & Blog features those components that make a teen novel worth reading. . .it's definitely worth checking out." —Portrait Magazine
"Kiss & Blog is funny and full of surprises, and readers will sympathize with Winter while hoping she comes to her senses. Alyson Noël demonstrates an understanding
of queen bees and the meaning of friendship." —Amy Alessio, Teenreads.com
"Winter shows real growth throughout the novel and finds her way with new friends, a boyfriend, and even her mother. A good choice for reluctant readers, the story also has enough substance to appeal to any reader." —Tina Zuback, School Library Journal
"Like previous Noël characters, Winter is interesting because she isn't one dimensional. She's got some conflicts. . .she learns some things along her journey. . .a satisfying ending. 5 Stars." —Kimberley Pauley, YA Books Central
"Readers will empathize with Winter's desire not to be 'invisible' as well as her need to be herself." —VOYA
FLY ME TO THE MOON
Film Rights optioned to Fox 2000 with Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions set to produce & Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones' Diary) to write & direct!
Foreign rights sold to Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Brazil, Croatia, Greece
Chosen as a Target Bookmarked Breakout
FLY ME TO THE MOON REVIEWS
"Sex in the City at 37,000 feet." —Publishers Weekly
"4 Stars" - LOVELETTER Magazine
". . .Noël's wonderfully written romp elicits fun, surprise, and a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the inner workings of the airline industry." 4 Stars —Romantic Times
"If you're looking for a great vacation book, look no further than Fly Me to the Moon by Alyson Noël." —Shelly Walston, Watermark Books
"Quite entertaining." —Anne Sutherland, The Gazette
". . .Noël has penned a solid adult novel debut." —Lisa Davis-Craig, Library Journal
" . . .Using laugh-out-loud humor and realistic everyday situations, Alyson Noël produces a fun journey of self-discovery that shouldn't be missed." —Natasha Smith, Romance Junkies
"Alyson Noël's Fly Me to the Moon . . .like a "Grey's Anatomy" of the skies, with friends and power plays and a woman who needs to find herself before she can ever really find love. . . It's easy to cheer for Hailey, who is smart and warm if a little confused, and who learns—as we do—that the pleasure is not in the destination, but in the journey itself." —Barbara Samuel, Bookpage.com
". . .A humorous look at the life of a flight attendant, and I commend her for originality." —Diana Risso, RomRevToday.com
"Fly Me to the Moon is a fast-moving and funny story. Alyson Noël has a knack for creating funny circumstances in which to put her delightful characters. It's an amusing story that you won't want to put down." —Francine Brokaw, The Skateboard
Reissued in FOREVER SUMMER April 2011
Foreign rights sold to Italy, UK
LAGUNA COVE REVIEWS
"New reads that'll make you want to finish your homework." —Justine magazine
"Laguna Cove is a super-easy, fast, fun read. All you need to enjoy summer is this book, a pool, and a cold drink!" —5 Stars—Taylor Rector, TeensReadToo
"...Laguna Cove is a great new novel from the author of Art Geeks and Prom Queens. You can almost feel the salt spray on your face, the isolation of living in a new place and struggling to fit in, not to mention the thrill of first love that Anne and her friends experience. The great array of characters with different life experiences, personalities and home lives but a common love for surfing adds variety and surprises. Alyson Noël truly captures what it's like to be a teenager struggling to find herself. A must read!"
ART GEEKS AND PROM QUEENS
Winner of the NYLA Book of Winter 2006 Award
NYPL BOOKS FOR THE TEEN AGE 2006 catalog!
Nominated for the Teens Top Teen Award
Seventeen Magazine's "Hot List"
College Bound Teen's "Book 'Em" List
Foreign rights sold to France, Hungary, Vietnam, UK, Italy
ART GEEKS AND PROM QUEENS REVIEWS
"Read the juiciest novel about the real O.C. A must for the beach." Seventeen Magazine
"I absolutely loved this novel ...Alyson Noël is a brilliant author who really captures the essence of her lead character and all the highs and lows of being a teenage girl in a world of superficiality and backstabbing drama queens ... brilliant...deliciously funny. I was snorting with laughter from page one until page two hundred and twenty-six! Art Geeks and Prom Queens is a must read!" —Portrait magazine
"Fans of Gossip Girls and other series about the rich and gorgeous will recognize all the familiar elements here: designer labels, gleaming houses, and a model-perfect, central character drawn straight from the fashion fantasies of Teen Vogue. However, Noël, the author of Faking 19 (2005), writes with a bit more humor and authenticity than some of her chick-lit contemporaries..." —Booklist
"Art Geeks and Prom Queens is a fun and funny read, as you might guess from its quirky title, with wittier writing than some of the very popular chick lit for teens..."
—Detroit Free Press
"...Rio is well drawn with believable inner dialogue, and the stereotyped popular crowd is so much fun to hate..." —School Library Journal
Reissued February 15, 2011
Foreign rights sold to Romania, Vietnam, UK, Italy
Nominated for a Quill Award
FAKING 19 REVIEWS
Noël's debut novel is realistic and convincing. Alex and M are fresh and endearing, and anything but superficial. First-person narration and situations dealing with sex, drugs, and alcohol make this a compelling look at one teen's broken life and how she fixes it. Readers will relate to both characters and their lives." —School Library Journal
"...Alex is likeable and her handling of situations is realistic. It is a novel most appropriate for readers eighth grade and up and will appeal to those who like Judy Blume and the Gossip Girl series..." —Children's Literature Review
"Alex and M, despite their foolish mistakes, are fresh and endearing characters." —Teenreads.com
"...Alyson Noël still manages to create characters that I can identify with. Underneath the glamorous exterior, Alex is just another girl struggling to get through her high school years. Along the way, she learns an invaluable rule of life: Success is a gift that you give to yourself. 5 Stars." —TeensReadToo