04 April, 2012

Illumine by Alivia Anders.

Illumine Name: Illumine by Alivia Anders.
Pages: 138.
Publication: 7th January 2012. 

Rating: ½
Buy It: Amazon

"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."

This review is only a short review mainly because the book is really short at 138 pages.

The concept of Ander's debut story revealed in the blurb was highly interesting to me, especially the part about the demon Kayden, who is unable to touch her. He actually turns out to be a pretty great character. 

I think the book could have been even better if Ander's fleshed out some more of the history about the world she had created and spent a little more time actually developing the relationship between Essallie and Kayden.

At the Illumine, I was left wanting more. Some questions and secrets through out the book were answered and revealed and a stranger turns up that I want to know more about so yes, I do plan on reading the second book.

Final Thought. 
A good read, Illumine is perfect is you are looking for fast supernatural story.

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