Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"Waiting on" Wednesday

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's selection is:

By: Aimee Agresti
Published By: Harcourt Children's Books
Release Date: March 6, 2012
Preorder the Book: Amazon

Goodreads Summary: Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. But everything begins to change when she turns sixteen. Along with her best friend Dante and their quiet and brilliant classmate Lance, she is awarded a prestigious internship in the big city— Chicago—and is sent to live and work at a swanky and stylish hotel under the watchful eyes of a group of gorgeous and shockingly young-looking strangers: 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 a network of secret passageways from the hotel’s jazz-age past that leads her to the heart of 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?

Illuminate is an exciting saga of a teen’s first taste of independence, her experience in the lap of luxury, and her discovery she may possess strength greater than she ever knew.

Why it's wanted:

This cover is absolutely beautiful! I'd read it from that alone. But the story also sounds very interesting and I'm curious to see how everything plays out.


  1. Illuminate sounds amazing. I've been waiting for it to !

  2. I've been wanting this book for a while now and I love the cover, here's mine

  3. Great cover, interesting idea and a guy named Lucian? Want. It's really that simple. I've seen this one around a lot, but it never looks any less great. Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. I've seen this book many times. I like the cover! The story sounds very interesting!! I will have my friend to check this book out. Great choice! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. This book is also going to my wish list. The cover is well done. Guess covers with models in pretty dresses are being received well by the buying and reading public. Great pick! :)

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  6. I agree I'd read it based on the cover alone, that's what got me to read Girl in the Steel Corset!

  7. Seeing this around a lot lately! Love the cover too!

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  8. I added this beauty to my wish list as soon as I came across it. The cover is gorgeous and the summary is awesome. Can't wait to read it.

  9. Fantastic pick! I just found out that I am receiving a copy, and the author is so sweet! I hope you love it :)
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    Happy Reading :D


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