Reader: Emily T.
Age: 17
Title: Iluminate
Author: Aimee Agresti
Publisher: Harcourt
Pub Date: 3/6/2012
Galley: Yes
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: Illuminate is an exciting novel about Haven, who is selected to be an intern at a new hotel in Chicago. All of the management staff are beautiful people, and Haven instantly falls in love with Lucian, the second-in-command. The two other guys protect her as they slowly discover something is seriously wrong with the management staff. Through the help of a mysterious book Haven and her friends find out the truth behind the hotel's glittery facade. Haven was a bit fickle in her love interest, acting like a normal teenage girl and falling in love with Lucian, while having a growing attraction for Lance, her friend.
Memorable or Forgettable: Although the basis of this novel was good versus evil and angels, it was made unique by being set in a modern hotel. Haven works hard at what she is given and uses her own skills to find the truth about herself.
Cover: The cover of Illuminate does not fit the story at all. The girl on the cover looks too old and nothing like Haven. Also, the girl is at strange angle and look weak and afraid, if you're going to wear a dress like that, you don't hunch, and she is hunching!
Age Range: 12-17
Quality: 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 5P Everyone wants to read it

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