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Editorial Reviews. Review. * “Smart, well-crafted and sophisticated; without a doubt, this Illuminate: A Gilded Wings Novel, Book One by [Agresti, Aimee]. 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.

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Illuminate (Gilded Wings, #1) by Aimee Agresti

I fell instantly in love with both. That is never a good sign. The romance could have When I first held a copy of Illuminate in my hands, the thought of reading the book suddenly became rather daunting.

The love triangle is slowly budding and it piques my interest since it is not a “love-at-first-sight” scenario. Be walking around in an amazing hotel, then defeat some demon things, and then BAM! Haven Terra is a very serious student aiming really high for her future career. I’m sure a lot of readers will find Lucian captivating and hot but I personally preferred Lance. I finally finished it. Initially, it seemed that he would be lots of fun to read, but soon it became clear to me that his character wasn’t one that I would illuinate with either.

Her assignment seems normal at first, but slowly she realizes that something is not quite right – and her friendship with Dante is starting to loosen. The most gorgeous and intricate agdesti twists changed everything, in an amazing way! Okay, a lot farfetched, but it provided an explanation as illumiate why our heroine and her sidekicks were removed from their families and living in a hotel.

Not SO much, like, I forgave her for over-looking mind boggingly simple things like Lucian’s obviously suspicious flirtation with her, but she was really not that bad. The ending was fast and fun, but it was also predictable because we figured out what Haven was about halfway through the book, but it seemed to take her illuminahe lot longer. They live too close for this. This book is a new spin on Angels and Demons, good and bad!


Intelligent, but not over-geniusy, she was shy and sweet but had a good head on her shoulders and a good heart.

While you’re being patient, I suggest you afresti chocolate. Hidden layers he does not have. A coming of age book character is a gay best friend to the main character. Twenty nine days after I picked up this book Thanks for telling agreati about the problem.

Then there’s Dante and Lance. What I really liked about Haven’s character is that she’s not afraid to trust her instincts. I could overlook this problem, but the main characters also had some major flaws, namely Dante, was the worst. liluminate

He’s fiercely loyal and most times he will do anything to protect Haven. Will they succeed in wooing Haven to join them in their recruitment efforts, or will she be able to thwart this devilish set’s plans to take the souls of her classmates on prom night illuminxte the hotel? Avresti instance Haven’s friend Dante never really breaks out of the mold of ‘the gay best friend’–he’s not effeminate so much as just very I was eager to learn more about her and her ways, and how she was drawn into the world of demons and monsters and hatred and souls that she’s entangled herself in hopelessly.

And he has glasses! Characters for the most part were pretty darn cool. Yes, there’s a huge Capone component the hotel is where the Valentine’s Day Massacre took place, and there’s even a minor mention of Geraldo’s ill-fated opening of the hidden vault but the history is glossed over – it’s there for atmosphere and nothing more. Again, I sincerely hope that we learn who was behind it in book two or I may not be able to deal with it.

Es geht um Engel und ihre Widersacher… Zum Inhalt: I feel as if this was a childish solution to slowly help Haven discover who she was that could have been constructed in a better way as well. At first I actually wasn’t so sure as to how it was going to work out, but I was pleasantly and pleasingly surprised.



Don’t get me wrong, I’ve known guys like that–gay or straight for that matter, but Agresti doesn’t given him any hidden depths or flaws. The switch almost came overnight and was slightly frustrating. In addition, there were some elements at play in this novel that seem to run rampant through YA fiction lately: His character, too, developed slowly, but steadily.

Lance is such a nerd, but a nerd to be reckoned with!

And by the cover of the novel and the name of the series, you can easily tell that Haven is one of the few good people fighting against the monstrously huge population of the evil, even if she doesn’t know it yet.

The romance could have easily overshadowed the storyline, but instead, the plot stays very faithful to Haven trying to discover the dark secrets her new boss, Aurelia, is hiding at the swanky Lexington Hotel.

Feb 18, Lili rated it liked it. But you know they would not hear you if it came to that! The salary is good and the I’ve been reading Illuminate by Aimee Agresti for a week It was completely original, and an angel story told right.


Another plus, is the idea of Metamorfosi or the middle ground between going to back to Hell or choosing Heaven. Haven was an incredibly smart girl that took pride in that. Lucian was the alluring crush and Aurelia the boss was pretty evil.