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Alyson Noël

Alyson Noël

Alyson Noël is the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of Faking 19, Art Geeks and Prom Queens, Laguna Cove, Fly Me to the Moon, Kiss & Blog, Saving Zoë, Cruel Summer, and the Immortals series including Evermore, Blue Moon, Shadowland, Dark Flame, and Night Star, as well as the Immortals spin-off series beginning with Radiance. With over 2 million copies in print in the US alone, her books have been published in 35 countries and have won awards including the National Reader's Choice Award, NYLA Book of Winter Award, NYPL Stuff for the Teenage, TeenReads Best Books of 2007, and Reviewer's Choice 2007 Top Ten, and have been chosen for the CBS Early Show's "Give the Gift of Reading" segment, and selected for Seventeen Magazine's "Hot List" and Beach Book Club Pick. She lives in Laguna Beach, California.

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  • Radiance by Alyson Noel - Book Trailer

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Immortals series comes a new middle-grade series featuring Ever's younger sister, Riley. Watch the trailer!

  • Shimmer by Alyson Noël - Book Trailer

    Watch the trailer for the second book featuring Riley Bloom!

  • Book Trailer for Evermore by Alyson Noel

    Since the car accident that claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever awoke from her near death experience with psychic abilities she's determined to suppress until she meets Damen, another psychic teenager who's hiding even more secrets than she.

  • Alyson Noël for Scholastic Book Fairs

    Alyson Noël talks about her new middle-grade series about Riley, younger sister of Ever from The Immortals series.

  • Dreamland Book Trailer

    Will Riley be able to contact her sister, Ever?

  • EVERLASTING - Immortals Series by Alyson Noel

    The sixth and final installment of the epic love story that has enchanted readers across the world. Ever and Damen have spent centuries facing down bitter rivals, jealous friends and their own worst fears—all in the hope of being together forever. Now in Everlasting, their destiny is finally within reach.

  • Night Star by Alyson Noel

    A book trailer for Night Star, the fifth novel of the Immortal Series from Alyson Noel.

  • The Immortals Series

    A book trailer for The Immortals Series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noel.

  • Whisper by Alyson Noël (Riley Bloom #4)

    Video trailer for Whisper by Alyson Noël, the 4th book in the Riley Bloom Series.

  • Blue Moon by Alyson Noël--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Alyson Noël's young adult fantasy novel Blue Moon, the second book in her #1 bestselling Immortals series. Ever can bring her family back from the dead—but only if she's willing to sacrifice the guy she loves more than life itself. Just as Ever is learning everything she can about her new abilities as an immortal, initiated into the dark, seductive world by her beloved Damen, something terrible is happening to him.

  • Saving Zoe by Alyson Noël--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt of Alyson Noël's young adult novel Saving Zoe. In Alyson Noël's newest teen novel, one sister's secrets save the other's life--in more ways than one. It's been one year since the brutal murder of her older sister, Zoë, and fifteen-year-old Echo is still reeling from the aftermath. Her parents are numb, her friends are moving on, and the awkward start to her freshman year proves she'll never live up to her sister's memory. Until Zoë's former boyfriend Marc shows up with Zoë's

  • Evermore by Alyson Noël--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Alyson Noël's young adult fantasy novel Evermore, book 1 in the Immortals series. Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people's thoughts, and know a person's life story by touch. Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste . . . Ever sees Damen and feels an instan

  • Dark Flame by Alyson Noël--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Alyson Noël's young adult fantasy novel Dark Flame. In the most darkly seductive Immortals novel yet, Ever fights for control of her body, her soul—and the timeless true love she's been chasing for centuries. Ever is trying to help Haven transition into life as an immortal. But with Haven drunk on her new powers and acting recklessly, she poses the ultimate threat—exposing their secret world. As Ever struggles to keep the Immortals hidden, it only propels Haven closer t

  • Night Star by Alyson Noël--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Alyson Noël's young adult fantasy novel Night Star, book 5 in the #1 bestselling Immortals series. After fighting for centuries to be together, Ever and Damen's future hinges on one final showdown that will leave readers gasping for breath. Haven still blames Ever for the death of her boyfriend Roman, no matter how hard Ever's tried to convince her it was an accident. Now she's determined to take Ever down...and destroy Damen and Jude along the way. Her first step is to

  • Everlasting by Alyson Noël--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Alyson Noël's young adult fantasy novel Everlasting, the final volume in the Immortals series. Their epic love story has captured the hearts of millions and enchanted readers across the world. In this beautiful finale, their journey draws to a spectacular conclusion—where all will be revealed.

  • Shimmer by Alyson Noël--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Alyson Noël's children's fantasy novel Shimmer, part of her Riley Bloom series, a spin-off of her bestselling Immortals books. Having solved the matter of the Radiant Boy, Riley, Buttercup, and Bodhi are enjoying a well-deserved vacation. When Riley comes across a vicious black dog, against Bodhi's advice, she decides to cross him over. While following the dog, she runs into a young ghost named Rebecca. Despite Rebecca's sweet appearance, Riley soon learns she's not at

  • Faking 19 by Alyson Noël--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Alyson Noël's young adult novel Faking 19. On the surface, 17-year-old Alex has it made; she is beautiful and smart. Plus, she's best friends with M., the absolute most popular girl in school. Bored with their fancy Orange County suburban town, Alex and M. decide to check out L.A.'s glitzy nightlife scene. Pretending to be 19, Alex and M. meet Trevor and Connor, two rich older guys. At first, Alex can't believe her luck--she gets to hang out at hip Hollywood house pa

  • Shadowland by Alyson Noël--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Alyson Noël's young adult fantasy novel Shadowland and enter the realm of the Immortals--the #1 New York Times bestselling series that's been acclaimed as breathtaking, mesmerizing, flawless and extraordinary. Ever and Damen have traveled through countless past lives—and fought off the world's darkest enemies—so they could be together forever.

  • Radiance by Alyson Noël--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Alyson Noël's children's fantasy novel Radiance, the first book in the Riley Bloom series, a spin-off of the bestselling Immortals series. Riley has crossed the bridge into the afterlife—a place called Here, where time is always Now. She has picked up life where she left off when she was alive, living with her parents and dog in a nice house in a nice neighborhood.

  • Fated by Alyson Noël - Audio Book Excerpt

    Listen to an excerpt from the audio book edition of Fated, the new novel by Alyson Noël.

  • Echo by Alyson Noël Book Trailer

    Watch this video trailer for Echo, book 2 in the Soul Seekers Series by Alyson Noël

  • MYSTIC by Alyson Noël (Book Trailer)

    Watch this video trailer for Mystic, the new book inthe Soul Seekers series by Alyson Noel.

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Questions for Alyson Noël
 
Q. Riley Bloom first appears in Evermore, book one in your New York Times–bestselling Immortals Series. What inspired you to create a middle-grade series dedicated to Riley?
 
I had so much fun writing Riley’s character in Evermore that she ended up getting a much bigger part than I’d planned. She just kept showing up—usually in some crazy wig and costume—and I kept indulging her because she was so enjoyable to have around. So, when my publisher approached me to create a series for Riley, I jumped at the chance—and I’m so glad I did. The Riley Bloom series is an absolute blast to write!
 
Q. Shimmer is your second middle-grade novel. How is the experience writing for tweens different than writing for young adults?
 
I’ll be honest, as excited as I was to get started on Riley’s adventures, when I first sat down to write, I had a moment of panic. I was so used to writing teens and adults that I just wasn’t sure I could create a twelve-year-old protagonist who could carry an entire book. But when I realized that I didn’t have to write a twelve-year-old per se, as no two are alike, that I only had to write Riley, a character I already knew and loved, the story began to flow and it turned out to be one of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve ever had writing a book.
 
I love writing YA, because there is just so much territory to explore, and since writing Riley’s book, I’ve found that to be even more so. Even though she’s dead, Riley has an entire future yawning before her just waiting to be discovered, and it’s that part of the journey that makes it so much fun!
 
Q. In Shimmer, Riley faces her biggest challenge yet when she encounters Rebecca. What makes Rebecca’s story all the more intense is that it’s based on a true story of a slave revolt in St. John’s Island in 1733. How did you discover this little-known period in history? Do you often turn to moments in history to enhance your writing?
 
One of the fun parts about writing Riley’s character is that I can send her to any far-flung location in the world in order to deal with a ghost from any period in time—her being dead means she has none of the usual boundaries! So while I was researching an exotic location for Shimmer, I came across the story of the 1733 St. John slave revolt, and knew it would provide the perfect background for the kind of story I wanted to tell.

Q. As Riley learns more about her mentor Bodhi in Shimmer, she discovers he had an experience with bullying that is still haunting him. Bullying is an unfortunately popular subject these days. Do you feel it’s especially important to address this issue for your middle-grade fans?
 
Definitely. I was bullied as a kid, and though it went on for five horrible years, the effects of that experience lingered much longer. Unfortunately back then, it was a topic that no one was willing to discuss, much less acknowledge. And I had neither the tools to deal with it, nor access to anyone or anything that could help me find my way through it. It’s a subject I’ve explored in some of my previous books, and in light of all the recent bullying-related tragedies, I felt it was time to explore it again.
 
Q. Shimmer ends with some exciting hints at what might be in store for Riley as she continues her journey as a Soul Catcher. What can readers look forward to in Dreamland, the next installment in the Riley Bloom Series?
 
In Dreamland, Riley sets out to find the place where all dreams are created, hoping to send a message to her sister, Ever, but instead, she finds herself trapped in a nightmare created solely for her. . . .
 
Q. Evermore was your first paranormal novel and a departure from your seven previous books, yet it debuted on the New York Times bestseller list. What inspired you to try writing a novel in this genre?
 
I’ve always been fascinated by the paranormal, so I’m kind of surprised I didn’t try my hand at it earlier. But, as my stories are often inspired by my own life experiences, it wasn’t until a few years ago when I went through an intense period of grief after losing three loved ones in five months—and then shortly after nearly losing my husband as well—that I was ready to explore concepts of the afterlife, the soul’s journey, and immortality in my writing.
 
Q. Did you always know you wanted to be a writer? When did you decide to pursue writing professionally?
 
Well first, I wanted to be a princess, and then a mermaid, but it was after I read my first Judy Blume book back in sixth grade that I knew I wanted to be a writer. And though I took the occasional writing class through the years and read a lot of books on the subject, it wasn’t until the tragic events of 9/11, when I was working as a flight attendant out of New York City, that I decided to finally go after my dream. About two and a half years later, I landed my first book deal for my debut novel, Faking 19, and I’ve been at it ever since!
 
Q. You are a New York Times–, USA Today– and Publishers Weekly–bestselling, award-winning author published in 35 countries, with over 3 million books in print in the U.S. alone. Did you ever dream of this level of success?
 
I definitely dreamed of it, but it always seemed so hazy and distant, and just out of reach—so, to have it actually happen was a very surreal, enormously rewarding moment!

Q. You were raised by a single mother, and money was not abundant growing up. How has your life changed since Evermore debuted on the New York Times bestseller list in 2009?
 
I’ve been working since I was twelve, when my parents’ divorce sent my mom to work as a department stores sales clerk, and the minimum wage she earned barely covered the necessities. I pitched in with babysitting gigs until I turned sixteen and went to work in retail, as well. So, while I’m definitely enjoying this newfound abundance, I still work as hard as ever, it’s just what I do, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon!
 
Q. Ridley Scott’s production company, Scott Free Productions, has recently optioned your adult novel Fly Me to the Moon for development. Is there any movie talk for your young adult novels?
 
Oh, I’ve been champing at the bit on this one—and I can’t wait until I get the okay to announce it! But for now, all I can say is that we are very, very, (very!) close to signing a contract with a major studio with an impressive track record for these kinds of projects!!
 
Q. What can fans expect to see next from Alyson Noël?
 
Well, Shimmer is coming soon! It will be in stores on March 15, 2011, and will be followed by the final installment in the Immortals series, Everlasting, in stores Summer 2011, and another Riley book in Fall 2011. So, it will be a busy year! Then, I’ll begin a new YA series, Soul Seekers, which is set to debut in 2012!
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Horizon

Soul Seekers

Alyson Noël

“Dreams and reality bleed into each other in this dangerous and edgy romance!” –Justine magazine Fate has bound them together—and...

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Enter the realm of The Immortals, Alyson Noël's young adult series hailed as "addictive," "beautiful," "haunting" and "mesmerizing" with this exclusive three book collection containing the...

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Mystic

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Since arriving in the dusty desert town of Enchantment, everything in Daire Santos life has changed...and not always for the better. While she's come to accept and embrace...

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Evermore

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Don’t miss Evermore, the first book in Alyson Noël’s #1 New York Times bestselling The Immortals series. Enter an enchanting new world where...

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