Whisper (Riley Bloom #4)
This time Riley might really have bitten off more than she can chew. After begging the Council for a more challenging Soul Catch, she is assigned an actual Roman gladiator Theocoles, the Pillar of Doom. How is Riley, a skinny twelve-year-old, supposed to get through to him? Then she meets the beautiful Messalina, who convinces her that the only way she will convince Theocoles to move on is to become part of his world. Messalina gives Riley a dramatic makeover, transforming her into the beautiful and mature teenager she's always wanted to be. Finally Riley can experience her first boyfriend and her first kiss. With a dream this enchanting, will she ever want to leave?
Alyson Noel is the author of many books for teens, including the bestselling The Immortals series and the Riley Bloom series. Her books have been published in thirty-five countries and have sold millions of copies around the world. She lives in sunny Laguna Beach, California, where she's busy working on her next novel.