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Wednesday, June 7, 2023

My Thoughts -Radiant Author: Ashley Bustamante


About the Book

Book: Radiant

Author: Ashley Bustamante

Genre: YA Fantasy

Release date: May 9, 2023

Secrets Come in Every Shade

After the introduction of Yellow magic in a society accustomed to only Red and Blue magic, the world inside the barrier has become more complicated than anyone imagined. Ava, Elm, and the former students of Prism navigate life in hiding. They face discord, secrets, betrayal, and danger that looms ever closer as the Benefactors narrow in on their hideaway.

Ava is determined to keep everyone protected, even at the cost of her own safety. She explores dangerous aspects of her new Mentalist abilities—against Elm’s dire warnings.

Tensions escalate when a new visitor arrives claiming to know a way out of the barrier. While this may be the only way to escape the Benefactors, what awaits them on the outside? Will they gain allies or make an entirely new set of enemies?


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About the Author

Ashley Bustamante has created stories from the moment she could scribble and staple sheets of paper together. She simply cannot recall a time when writing was not a force in her life. When not running through lines of dialogue in her mind, she enjoys taking photographs and spending time with her husband, three children, and any furry, feathered, or scaly creature she can find.


More from Ashley

When I originally wrote Vivid, book one in The Color Theory series, I wasn’t sure if the story would continue. But it had to, didn’t it? Without spoiling anything, Vivid ends in a place where things are really just beginning, and that’s where Radiant takes the stage. What does coming together really look like? What does it take for a group of diverse people to unite? Radiant explores the strength that grows from working together and overcoming differences. It doesn’t come naturally to everyone, and our characters have a lot to learn. I hope you’ll enjoy Radiant!

My Thoughts

Radiant is book two in the Color Therapy series that is written by Ashley Bustamante. This is a YA/Fantasy book which is not my usual genre. However, I enjoyed book one and was looking forward to this one. I would recommend reading them in order so that you do not feel lost. 

Radiant picks up where Vivid left off. Yellow magic has been introduced to a world that was used to just red and blue. Ava and Elm along with the other defectors from Prism are trying to navigate the new norm and plan what the next steps are. They also want to try and stay out of the reach of the Benefactors. Then a new visitor arrives. Ava is not sure that they can trust Sammy. However, Sammy is from Elm's past. Then betrayal starts to happen - and I could not read fast enough to get it sorted out. 

This book would be great for YA Fantasy fans. The author pulls you in and does not let you go throughout the whole story. The book is well written - and the characters are well developed. Thank you to the author, publisher and Celebrate Lit for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own. 

Blog Stops

Labor Not in Vain, May 31

Texas Book-aholic, June 1

Through the Fire Blogs, June 2 (Author Interview)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 3

Blossoms and Blessings, June 4 (Author Interview)

Christina’s Corner, June 4

Locks, Hooks and Books, June 5

Artistic Nobody, June 6 (Author Interview)

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, June 7

Stories By Gina, June 8 (Author Interview)

Blogging With Carol, June 9

Simple Harvest Reads, June 10 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)

Tell Tale Book Reviews, June 11

Guild Master, June 12 (Author Interview)

Sheila’s Reading Corner, June 12

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, June 13


To celebrate her tour, Ashley is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. I'm looking forward to reading this. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Radiant, this sounds like a wonderful book and series that my teen-aged granddaughters and I are looking forward to reading

  3. Connie, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Radiant sounds like a fun read.