Nov 162011

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases you are eagerly anticipating.

Title: Illuminate
Author: Aimee Agresti
Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books
Release Date: March 6, 2012

Illuminate (Gilded Wings, #1)

From Goodreads:
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.


A big fat YAY for books set in Chicago! Illuminate sounds like a super intriguing and exciting book that mixes a little bit of modern-day drama with some historical fiction thrown in – right up my alley :)

  15 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Illuminate by Aimee Agresti”

  1. I so want this one as well. So many great titles.

    Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog

  2. I think Kristi featured this one recently & it was my first time to notice it. I immediately added it to my goodreads list :) Definite Yay for me, too!

  3. This one sounds intriguing…thanks for sharing!

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  4. This one looks great. I love the cover and the inclusion of jazz age Chicago! I love modern day drama with just a bit of historical fiction too!
    Megan @ Read It, See It

  5. Totally love the cover! I really hope it lives up with the cover :)

    Awesome pick!
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  6. SUCH a pretty cover, right?? I love it, especially the shadow on the wall :)

    I’m curious about this one as well! I can’t wait to hear more about it.

    My WoW at Esther’s Ever After

  7. I’m so looking forward to this one too!! I love the cover… Great pick, Tara!

  8. What a Tara book!!!

  9. Oh this one is going to be awesome! :D Great pick!

    Xpresso Reads

  10. this one looks so great!

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  11. While the blurb doesn’t grab me, I’m pretty sure I’ll read this just for the cover :-)

  12. Kepp an eye on Netgalley, this one may pop up there! Just added it to my wishlist as well.

  13. This book has a ton going for it! Its in Chicago,right I practically live in! It comes out near my birthday! The cover is beautiful and the model looks like Lea Michele!

    -Sky @ YA Infatuation
    My WoW

  14. This story is very impressive and i cant wait to read it. I loved the book cover. Thanks for sharing this wonderful story review.

  15. I’ve seen this cover a few times. It’s beautiful. The book sounds great! Thank you so much for featuring this book! Great choice!

    New follower.

    Sorry for the late visit.

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