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Illuminate

A Gilded Wings Novel, Book One

By Aimee Agresti

Illuminate
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2012,
    528 pages.
    Age range: Young Adult


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Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. But everything changes when she is awarded a prestigious internship at a posh Chicago hotel under the watchful eyes of a group of gorgeous strangers: the 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 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?

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"Starred Review. It may be a debut, but from the first paragraph readers will feel they are in the hands of a confident, professional writer... Smart, well-crafted and sophisticated; without a doubt, this belongs on the top of the stack of the current crop of angel books. More, please!" - Kirkus Reviews

"Agresti's story accelerates to an exciting climax, and the blossoming romance is sweet and satisfying. Ages 12–up." - Publishers Weekly

"Part The Picture of Dorian Gray, part The Devil Wears Prada, this original and engrossing story will keep surprising readers right up to the thrilling climax." - Josephine Angelini, author of Starcrossed

"Haven is a character who will definitely surprise you - in the best way possible. Mysterious and deliciously creepy, Agresti's debut will keep you turning pages until the explosive climax." - Cara Lynn Shultz, author of Spellbound

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Aimee Agresti is an entertainment journalist and author. As a staff writer for US Weekly magazine, she interviewed many celebrities and penned the magazine's coffee table book Inside Hollywood. In addition to Us, her work has appeared in People, the Washington Post, Mademoiselle, and the New York Observer. Illuminate is her first novel for teens. She lives in Washington, D.C. Visit her online at www.aimeeagresti.com.

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