Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Illuminate

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Illuminate by Aimee Agresti
Pub. Date: March 6, 2012

Goodreads says, "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 brilliant classmate Lance, she is awarded a prestigious internship in the big city— Chicago—and is sent to live and work at a swanky and stylish hotel under the watchful eyes of a group of gorgeous and shockingly young-looking strangers: powerful and alluring hotel owner Aurelia Brown; her second-in-command, the dashing Lucian Grove; and their stunning but aloof staff of glamazons called The Outfit.  As Haven begins falling for Lucian, she discovers that these beautiful people are not quite what they seem. With the help of a mysterious book, she uncovers a network of secret passageways from the hotel’s jazz-age past that leads her to the heart of the evil agenda of Aurelia and company: they’re in the business of buying souls. 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 at the hotel?      Illuminate is an exciting saga of a teen’s first taste of independence, her experience in the lap of luxury, and her discovery she may possess strength greater than she ever knew."

*First of all, you had me at Chicago....I love that city! I would love to read another book that takes place there.  I will admit that initially Illuminate sounded a lot like some of the other paranormals out there, but as I read more of the synopsis, I became more and more intrigued.  

Let me know what you think!


  1. I'm not sure if I'll be reading it since I'm cutting back on YA paranormal but I do love the cover!

  2. I'm not totally convinced but it does sound intriguing and I LOVE the cover(not that a girl in a dress is something new LOL).

  3. I'm looking forward to this one as we!Ll Great pick!

    Xpresso Reads

  4. I love YA paranormal, but nowadays these books are so one of a kind... :( I love the cover....:) Let's hope it's different!

  5. Passageways in an old hotel? Awesome!

  6. I think I may always be a sucker for a girl in a big poofy dress and a cover with fancy schmancy lettering. :) This sounds good and I'm giving it a try too.

    My WoW this week

  7. Great cover! The blurb sounds exciting, too. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY WOW POST and

  8. I was the same way with Daughter of Smoke and Bone with Prague. All I had to hear was that it took place in Prague and I was sold.

    I love the cover of this book!

  9. First time I'm seeing the cover! Pretty font and scrolling! :) I love books set in Chicago as well!

  10. Love the cover, I bet you will enjoy this one. Have fun reading :)

  11. I love the cover this book, it's so pretty! I can't wait to check it out. :) Great pick!

  12. Isn't that just the prettiest cover? :)

  13. i'll read this one! the cover is cool, and the font is just gorgeous! I follow you here, and love the blog! I hope you'll stop by mine and see my WOW pick?! You can also enter my author group's latest giveaway for some signed books, and let me know a book you've tread and loved recently! :)

  14. It does sound pretty good and the cover looks phenomenal!

  15. Great choice - Im also really excited about this one :) Also I love the cover - a lot!

    Creepy schools seem to be a new trend in YA lol!

    See what’s on my wishlist this week

    Amy @ Turn the Page YA


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