Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wishing on Wednesday [10]

Wishing and hoping, and thinking and praying...

"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.

I had instant love for this cover. It's so gorgeous! I know a lot of people are sick of the book covers with the gorgeous girls with the amazing dresses but I'm still a fan. Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. This makes Haven instantly relatable for me and makes me want to know more about her. And the fact that the hotel that they are interning in has secret passageways from the jazz age? And these gorgeous young people are buying souls? Give me more please! I cannot wait to get a hold of a copy of this book and find out what exactly is going on.


  1. Totally agree with you on the covers with amazing dresses! I can't get enough. ANd this book sounds amazing! Its been on my list for a while too. I can't wait to get a hold of a copy of it!

  2. I'm so glad someone does! Everyone seems so against the amazing dresses all of a sudden and I'm still in love. Hopefully we both get to read it soon! :D

  3. that is a nice cover :D
    when i go back to temecula, i need to see u so i can give u ur little christmas goodie :D
    i also got one for this charming guy haha so i gotta see u both somehow before christmas.

  4. So glad you agree!

    I have a little something for you too. I still need to wrap though. :]

  5. i still need to wrap yours too.. and maybe add some more to it.. :)

  6. Add some more? Super curious now.