Author: Alivia Anders
Paperback: 150 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (7 Jan 2012)
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.
At first I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy Illumine. It confused me. I wasn't ready for the very graphic beginning. As I read into the third chapter I realized I needed to read more. I had to find out what was going to happen. Essallie pulled me right in with her other than normal ways with conjuring fire and sprouting wings. When I found out what she was I didn't stop reading. I needed to see what happened.
Illumine turned into a quick read. The plot was well thought out and there weren't many areas within the book that requires an editors attention. Alivia did well with this story and I can't wait to read the next book.
I give Illumine 5 ***** stars and recommend it for my followers. This is a must read.
I was given a copy of Illumine in exchange for my honest review.
Review posted on Amazon.