Publication Date: February 25th 2012
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
I finally knew what the glow meant.
I was a freak and Joshua was going to die.
Bryn Halbrook had always seen the glow. But it is only when her best friend dies that she discovers the meaning of those beautiful golden auras — Death. Alone, lost in the foster system, she struggles to understand who she is and why she was cursed with the ability to see the soon-to-be-dead.
The new foster kid, Aidan, isn’t helping any. Mr. Perfect seems to fit in no matter what, making her feel even more pathetic. But when his affections turn to her, Bryn finds him hard to resist. Impossible actually. A mystery himself, Aidan disappears, leaving behind a broken heart and a mysterious book that suggests Bryn might not be entirely human.
Bryn stands at the threshold of a journey of discovery. Will destiny help her find herself, find her purpose and her place in a world in which she’d never belonged?
I can quite happily report that I thoroughly and enthusiastically LOVED this book.
I LOVED the story.
I LOVED the characters.
Her quiet and soft nature at odds with the realisation of what she is to become, Bryn is both challenged and tormented by that new life.
Aidan is cute bad boy, come geek, come secret agent, come saviour, come love interest, come everything!
He is secretive and intriguing and has strong and confusing feelings for our heroine that will ultimately lead to his possible demise.
The secondary characters also, are interesting and diverse, with a couple of complete little biarches you’ll want to slap a time or two thrown into the mix.
And lets not forget the Norse Gods.
Some I think you will love and want to learn more about, others, well with their holier than thou attitudes we'll lump them in with the biarches!!
I LOVED the writing.
The story flows smoothly and effortlessly from the page.
It is clear and concise without unnecessary fillers and overly detailed sentences that do nothing more than fill the word count.
T.G. Ayer has written this book in a real and believable teenage voice that I literally could not put down.
After dropping my three girls off at school I sat down with coffee and snacks at hand, and except for toilet breaks and an unexpected storm front closing my daughter’s school early, I did not move until I was finished.
Dead Radiance had me completely engrossed, I lost myself amongst its pages and I was enraptured with Bryn and her story.