Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Infatuate by Aimee Agresti
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Author Info: Goodreads, Twitter, Website
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 416 pages
Buy it Here: Amazon
Our Rating: 4 1/2 stars
Haven Terra is still recovering from an internship that brought her literally to the brink of hell when a trip to New Orleans leads to more trouble. Graduating early from high school leaves the spring semester free, so Haven and her friends Dante and Lance head to the Big Easy to volunteer with community service projects. But their true mission becomes clear when they run across an enclave of devils known as the Krewe. New Orleans is a free-for-all for these shape-shifting devils, who are more reckless and vicious than any Haven, Lance, and Dante have encountered. And they soon discover their French Quarter housemates are also angels-in-training, and together they must face off with the Krewe in their quest for wings. But Haven’s resolve is tested when Lucian, the repentant devil with whom she was infatuated, resurfaces and asks her for help escaping the underworld. Can he be trusted? Or will aiding him cost Haven her angel wings—and her life? Thrilling, romantic, and full of surprises, this gripping sequel to Illuminate takes the battle of good and evil to the next level.
Like Illuminate, this story started off a little slow. I think this is just the way that Agresti writes & although the slow start might bother some readers, she more than makes up for it with her incredible ability to weave a thrilling tale! She spins another exciting story that will leave you desperate for the next book!
Haven, Lance, & Dante graduated from high school early & took the opportunity to head to New Orlwans to volunteer. Once they get there they discovered that they weren't the only "angels-in-training" & that the dangers they were going to face in New Orleans would be even worse then what they dealt with in Chicago. Never knowing exactly who the enemy is & with more & more of their new "friends" joining the dark side, the three friends must fight to save themselves.
I love how Haven is becoming so powerful & I think that Dante's role is perfect for him! He & and Haven make such a great team and I'm definitely glad that he made it through the trials he dealt with in Chicago. I was not a fan of Lance for most of this book. He & Haven were dating, yet he allowed himself to get caught up with another girl, someone who was clearly bad news. I still can't help but want Lucian & Haven together. I know he is sort of a bad guy but I really think he is trying to be good now that he knows Haven. Do you think that bad decisions you made in the past should ruin your entire future or can you overcome your past mistakes?
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