Thursday, 27 September 2012

Illumine by Alivia Anders

Goodreads Summary : For the past five months Essallie Hanley has been trying to forget about the frightening murder of her boyfriend. Haunted by vivid nightmares and hallucinations of the event she does anything she can to pretend she's like every other normal girl in High School.

Only Essallie is far from normal. Able to conjure blue fire and a shimmering silhouette of wings from her body, she seeks the only known solace left to her name; her first home in Belfast, Maine.

But she soon realizes that her return home is only the beginning of a long and twisted road taking her as far from her humanity as possible, with Kayden, the demon originally summoned to slaughter her, leading the way. Unable to touch her but oddly curious, he joins Essallie in her search to find out just what she is. But neither of them were prepared for the secrets they've begun to unravel, secrets that will change Essallie and everyone around her forever.

My Rating : 3 of 5 stars

My Thoughts : Illumine is one of those book with a common yet very interesting story line. Essallie is being haunted by memories of her boyfriend's murder, and trying hard to forget about it. Soon Kayden, the demon murdered her boyfriend entered into her life and made it more complected.

Essallie can conjure blue fire and a shimmering silhouette of wings from her body, and she is desperately seeking for many answers, but the biggest question is can she trust the demon who was actually summoned to slaughter her?

Essallie was broken but strong heroine on her own, and Kayden, you are such a bad ass. The actions kept me on my toe, and I wanted more.Illumine was short yet fast and entertaining. I finished it one day. Only I can say this is not your usual angel and demon story, a gripping debut from the author. I would recommend it to lovers of demon-angle forbidden love story, I bet you will be satisfied.

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