Dead Radiance by T. G. Ayer

Published by Evolved Publishing  ISBN: 1469998165

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?

Move over Twilight, there is another supernatural being in town, and this one kicks butt!  Having never heard of Valkyries before I was thoroughly taken in by the story and the way that Bryn handles the situation is truly readable.

Bryn is a teenager who is a foster kid.  Being shipped around a lot, she is used to her own company and has managed to cope quite well on her own.  When she becomes part of Odin’s family, life in heaven imitates life on earth for Bryn, and her survival strategies kick in.

The love hate relationship that she has with Aidan is true teenage angst, much better and believable than Bella and Edward (sorry, but it is true!)

I read this in eBook form, but will have to get a physical copy to donate to the local library because there is a whole new audience that is over Twilight but looking for something else fantastical to read.

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  1. Pingback: Blue Mondays: Dead Embers by T.G. Ayer « Witchmag's Boekenplank

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