The Illumine Series (book 1 and 2)
by Alivia Anders
Books Description (taken from amazon):
Book One: Illumine
The electrifying beginning to The Illumine Series!
Every action comes with a price.
Let the flames begin.
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.
Book Two: Obumbrate
Some secrets are dangerous to keep.
Some secrets are too dangerous to tell.
Essallie Hanley just wishes her life could go back to normal. But what's normal when you carry the burden of knowing you're a half-angel created for war, that the only person who can help you is a demon still waiting to kill you, and that your only chance for salvation rested in a boy who died in front of you?
If Essallie had turned her back on everything she'd learned, she could have made the most of her fractured life. That is, until Kayden told her that she's a ticking time-bomb; that at any given moment her blood could betray her, her veins burning her alive from the inside out until nothing but ash remains.
Desperate to find answers, and possibly find her only chance for survival, Essallie heads back for New York City, back to the place where it all began. With every answer comes a price, and with every price the risks and rewards become greater. But when Essallie soon finds herself the target of an unknown hunter determined to have her, all appears to be at wits' end. Until Ari, a man claiming to be Nephilim, steps in. Charming, gentle, and boldly brave, he seems to be exactly what Essallie needs.
Could Ari be the missing piece of her puzzle, or is he the promise of her demise?
I was given these books by the author for my honest review!
This series is going on my top ten list that is my favorite of all time! It took my breath away sometimes and I am anxiously awaiting for book 3, I might have to stay on the edge of my seat waiting on it! Essallie had my full attention the entire time of book one. Alivia Anders is a very talented author, she made the characters seem so real and all of them had so much emotion and was describe beautifully. This review will be one of those where I only talk about the writing skills, and how the plot and everything else was because if I keep typing about these books I will give away to much that's how amazing this story was. Aliva had an amazing idea about this plot and she executed it perfectly! Read the books you won't be disappointed! As for me I will be waiting by my kindle for the day book 3 comes out.
5 out of 5