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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Hi, darlings! Like every other Wednesday, it's time to gush about books that we're all highly anticipating!

I'm like really excited about my pick this week. It's awesome. Totally and completely.

Aimee Agresti
Haven Terra is still recovering from an internship that brought her literally to the brink of hell when a trip to New Orleans leads to more trouble. Graduating early from high school leaves the spring semester free, so Haven and her friends Dante and Lance head to the Big Easy to volunteer with community service projects. But their true mission becomes clear when they run across an enclave of devils known as the Krewe. New Orleans is a free-for-all for these shape-shifting devils, who are more reckless and vicious than any Haven, Lance, and Dante have encountered. And they soon discover their French Quarter housemates are also angels-in-training, and together they must face off with the Krewe in their quest for wings. But Haven’s resolve is tested when Lucian, the repentant devil with whom she was infatuated, resurfaces and asks her for help escaping the underworld. Can he be trusted? Or will aiding him cost Haven her angel wings—and her life? Thrilling, romantic, and full of surprises, this gripping sequel to Illuminate takes the battle of good and evil to the next level.

Isn't it a beautiful cover? I don't think I love it quite as much as I loved the cover of Illuminate, but it's still definitely gorgeous. I love the way the title is written, and the font, and all the pretty curlicue decorations. Oh! And it matches the first cover, but subtly!

I adored Illuminate beyond any sort of reason, so of course this is one of my most highly anticipated books.

Just by reading the blurb I can see how good it's going to be! I love both Lucian and Lance, but I'm definitely Team Lucian, so words cannot explain how happy I am that he's coming back.

It just sounds so incredible! Haven was one of my favorite heroines and I'm looking forward to getting the chance to read more of her story.

God, I want to get my hands on this one SO badly.


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  1. I haven't read Illuminate but want to. Sounds great and the covers are pretty!
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  2. I haven't read Illuminate too, but it's on my to read list! This book looks interesting but I like the Illuminate cover much more!
    Great pick :)

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  3. Me either, haven't read of the first book!
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    Have a great day!
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  4. Sounds nice, and the cover is pretty. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. i haven't heard of this one but i agree it sounds really good. i'm gonna have to look it up. great pick :)

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  6. Wow. Sounds interesting!!
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  7. I haven't read the first book yet so I would have to read that one first but this one sounds pretty interesting and I think I'll give it a try soon. Great pick. Thanks for sharing!
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  8. The cover is pretty, but not my favorite. I haven't read the first book yet..

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  9. compared to the first book this cover isn't as beautiful but, the summary sounds awesome!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

  10. I have had Illuminate on hold at my library for forever and still haven't got it. UGH!! Great pick...

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  11. I love books set in New does sound magical.
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  12. I haven't heard of that book. I'm a new GFC follower.

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  13. Wow, that cover is very different from the first one!

  14. I haven't yet read Illuminate, and now there's a sequel?? Yikes. Yes, I want to read both of these. Thanks for suggesting!

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  15. Ooooh! This does sound like something I would like to read! Thanks so much for spotlighting it today. Please check out my WoW!

  16. not a fan of the cover but hoping to get the paperback copy of book1 next year

  17. I totally agree the cover of this one is not nearly as gorgeous as the cover of Illuminate :) It just doesn't seem so related to the first cover but I still haven't read Illuminate so I won't be able to judge whether it ties in or not lol. Anyway, great pick Annabelle! I'll totally have to read Illuminate now LD


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