Illuminate “Smart, well-crafted and sophisticated; without a doubt, this belongs on the top of the stack of the current crop of angel books. More, please!” —Kirkus. Illuminate by Aimee Agresti. Critics’ Opinion: Readers’ rating: Not Yet Rated. Published in USA Mar pages. Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Alternate History. Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. But everything begins to change when she turns sixteen. Along with her best friend Dante and their quiet and.

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And they soon discover their French Quarter housemates are also angels-in-training, and together they must face off with the Krewe in their quest for wings. His character, too, developed slowly, but steadily. No more angel books. Though, I do have to say, her being tempted by the Krewe? If it was me id let her go to hell. There was a brief point where I absolutely had to know where it went but I failed to keep with it. The story takes place in The Lexington Hotel which, in reality, was torn down in the eighties.

Infatuate (Gilded Wings, #2) by Aimee Agresti

Illuminate Gilded Wings, 1 book tell us the storyline about: Lance, like Haven, has scars he is ashamed of, like one right below his eye. With her best friend, Dante, and Lance, the third intern, Haven moves into the hotel on her 16th birthday.

While not religious, it almost seemed religious because some characters spoke of crossing over to the dark side religiously and with such reverence. As the worldbuilding, character building, and sensory language were more or less flawless, this review will be focusing more on plot points.


Illuminate (Gilded Wings, #1) by Aimee Agresti

She basically just gives up and doesn’t fight for what she wants. He is, however, thankfully not overwhelming as he’s not in a good portion of the story. As Hav Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast.

In addition, there were some elements at play in this novel that seem to run rampant through YA fiction lately: Haven’s thoughts didn’t drag me in the way they should have and agrseti only truly captured my attention once she began scheming. It wasn’t just the story that was magical, but the romance and setting too! Lance is the strong, silent type.

While I think Clio could have used more character development since, aside from the Prince, she’s kind of the main antagonist here. My main struggle with this book. Not really, his character is unique and his certain feminine qualities come in to save Haven’s aimee many times because she knows nothing about fashion and make-up and how to be a girl, but I wish he wasn’t feeding into a stereo-type.

Aimee Agresti is a novelist and entertainment journalist. Illuminate, with its aime cover and alluring premise, gives us a tale full of beauty, mystery and deception.

Illuminate is extremely long for a debut novel, and there were definitely some scenes that seemed superfluous that could have been edited out. Im Vergleich allerdings doch um einiges besser.

It was full of so much useless detail.


Apr 06, Imani rated it really liked it Shelves: As Iluminate begins falling for Lucian, she discovers that these beautiful people are not quite what iluminate seem.

Such a nerd, too, but in such a cute way! The real main dramatic question was about the peculiar iluminate at the hotel and how will Haven and her friends survive it and possibly stop it. Since it’s her debut effort, a healthy length and part one of a series I’m leaning towards forgiving her this once and seeing what happens in part two. Half the time they had no idea what they were doing. Sep 08, Ashlee rated it liked it Shelves: Trivia About Illuminate Gilde Then, we’ve got this cryptic book giving her vague messages that she barely questions before trusting it completely.


If it sounds good, I’ll buy it. Angels working together with witches who do voodoo magic? He is a homosexual and was stereotyped in the sense that he knows everything about fashion, tends to be very loud, feminine, and exaggereted with his speech, he’s colorful in both the way he dresses and acts, and at some point in the novel he pulls the “you can’t understand what I’m going through because I’m gay” card and suddenly turns evil.

So only the demons are the bad ones? Hidden layers he does not have. Considering that her doing so is what helps bring about the climax of this book, it’s rather important that the reader be invested in their relationship, and I’m just not sure you can be as emotionally connected if you don’t read the first book.