Illumine by Alivia Anders:
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.
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I could not put this book down. From the first chapter I was sucked in and before I knew it I was done. Illumine is very well written and the characters have so many different layers to them that I was easily hooked. An easy read with a storyline that can go in so many different directions in future books.
I love Essallie and Kayden. Although their relationship is nowhere near love at first sight their characters are a very good contrast to each other. Alivia did such a good job building relationships between characters and creating a storyline that I felt had no faults except that I felt it could have been longer but that's just because I didn't want it to end.
This is a great book for anyone who likes to take an afternoon off and enjoy a good book. The second book in the series Obumbrate is due to come out on July 7th, 2012! I can't wait for it to come out.
Here is a sneak peak at the cover of Alivia's second book Obumbrate's which was reveled today on her website.
I don't know about the rest of you but just seeing the cover makes me want a closer look!!