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- File Size: 3126 KB
- Print Length: 224 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Red Alice Press; 1 edition (5 Jan. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006V1MRTO
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,123 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
The opening is gripping and lets you know straight away that you are in for one hell of a ride. This is a very different take on the angel genre and I liked the spin. This book felt fresh and new. The storyline is ace; it was never boring and never slow. It had a couple of silly moments but those were few and far between and they didn't detract from the story at all.
The characters are awesome. Essallie is a great lead she can be tough and strong but she had weaknesses to which I like to see in my books as nobody is perfect. Kayden is brilliant I really liked him. you are never really sure what his motives are or what he is about, you know he is not a `good' guy but it is impossible to dislike him. There is a touch of romance here, a very small touch yet I found myself getting all worked up over it.
Illumine is one of the surprises of the year for me. it is short, exciting and engaging. I highly recommend it. I cannot wait to get stuck into the next book in the series.
Well worth a read........
I have, once again, stepped out of my comfort zone and read something I don't normally read. I have read and enjoyed YA before but only a select few: Harry Potter and Twilight, for example. I actually really enjoyed the plot but deducted two stars from this portion of the review for the following reasons: First, I felt like the plot was a sapling compared to what it could be. I saw so much potential in it that I ached for further development and, as a result, a thicker book. It felt very rushed like the author had a general idea but didn't let it marinade quite enough ... this plot is a fine wine that needed to age just a bit longer. The second star was deducted because, in the end, it seemed like more people in this story knew about the paranormal or were themselves paranormal than not. The main character became the lost puppy and everyone knew who and what she was except her. This works in a story like Harry Potter where the character is completely transported to a different culture but didn't work as well here.
Characters: 4/5 stars
The characters are unique from other books but had a tendency to share the same personality flaws which left them feeling a bit one note and lost this portion a star. It seemed like the females were all prone to sudden explosions of strong emotion and outburst while the males were generally level-headed, patient, calm, and endearing. Character development and individuality is, perhaps, one of the most difficult things for an author to achieve and this is something that, I think, will come with practice for this author.
Writing: 4/5 stars
~Narrative: When it comes to unique similes this author has a niche market all her own.Read more ›
Essallie is a normal teenager, or so she thinks. When her boyfriend is murdered, her world is turned upside down. Essallie is a confused teenager, who finds out that she is not normal. She is not as tough as some heroine characters I have read, but her strength is evident in her ability to resist Kayden, the demon conjured to kill her. However, I liked her character very much. She has a lot of spunk, and I am looking forward to watch her gain confidence in her abilities as the series continues.
Kayden is a demon summoned to kill Essallie. However, Kayden discovers that he is unable to touch Essallie. This makes him curious. He is an enigmatic character. Even though he's a demon, I found myself liking him. When he first meets Essallie, it isn't the most pleasant one, but it was sure memorable!
By the time I finished reading this book, I was actually routing for Kayden and Essallie! I am now looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Obumbrate, to find out what will happen next!
Alivia Ander has written a very fast paced story that kept me turning the pages. I have read a lot of angel/demon books over the years, and I can definitely say that this book has a uniqueness to it that is refreshing. The first scene where Essallie and Kayden meet was quite disturbing and graphic, so if you are a bit squeamish, I wouldn't recommend this book. However, if you didn't read it, you would be missing out. This YA paranormal book is a fantastic read, and I highly recommend it if you love stories with action, adventure, angels and demons.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
...I was not expecting it to end as & where it did but now I'm hooked. Got to get the next book & keep reading!Published on 16 Jan. 2014 by Grace
This is definitely a Young Adult read. I found a lot of the writing rushed and some of the scenes just too rushed for me to understand fully what was going on. Read morePublished on 21 Dec. 2013 by Kindle Customer
My mum recommended this book to me and from page 1 I was hooked. The detail and description in this book makes you feel as if you are alongside Essallie through all her emotional... Read morePublished on 11 Aug. 2013 by Chloe
This book is definitely a must read for anyone who enjoys the supernatural world.
After nearly being killed in a demonic ritual, Essalie's life is turned upside... Read more
I received this book free from Alivia in exchange of a honest review.
I really , really enjoyed this book. When I first saw it, I knew it will be a gret read. Read more
I need a Thesaurus for my reviews these days, saying this is a fresh take was nice the first, oh, 50 times. But now it gets boring. Read morePublished on 17 Sept. 2012 by Wanda
I received this book in exchange for a honest review. ~WaAr~
I want to say what a WOW start! It was action from the start and will have you enthralled. Read more
Illumine is a fantastic book that takes the supernatural element on a whole new tangent for me. Essie is definitely not what I thought she was when I started reading, and so as not... Read morePublished on 10 Aug. 2012 by kelly Jones
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