Infatuate (Gilded Wings, #2)
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Infatuate (Gilded Wings #2)

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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...more
Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by Harcourt Children's Books
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Tldr: Team Lucian let's roll.

Looking back, I really don't think my review of Illuminate did it justice. What I meant to say is that the first Gilded Wings is one of the rare angel books I actually like because it's a devilish mix of The Devil Wears Prada and The Picture of Dorian Gray. While it definitely shows its angel book roots, particularly in its molasses paced first half and somewhat forgettable heroine Haven Terra, nonetheless it impressively captures the mood, tone, and atmosphere of it...more
Sep 17, 2012 Avani marked it as to-read
The cover's not as pretty as the first book, but I am looking forward to seeing what happens next in Haven's journey.
Especially with Lance.
Shaking with anticipation aosdifklasf



Phoooeee, why does Agresti always have to drag the climax up until the last page? I feel like I'm still sweating from it all.

I liked this book more than the last for several reasons. This book had the potential to be soo cliche but I am absolutely glad it didn't turn out s...more
Dec 01, 2012 Regina marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2013, angels-demons
What?? i cant wait that long!! apparently Lucian will be back to feed the love triangle. I like Lance more though!
Reading Infatuate was… entertaining. After I finished Illuminate, I was very eager to continue reading about the adventure of Haven, Dante and Lance. I wanted to find out if the devils might continue to do what they did best and tried to drag these characters literally to hell. I wanted to know if Haven, Dante and Lance would find out more about their heritage. I wanted to see if there were more people going through challenges and training just like them. Did I find all the answers that I was lo...more
Annabelle Marie Veronica
*****FINAL RATING: 4.75 STARS*****

I absolutely loved loved loved this book. It was gorgeous and enticing, and everything I could have asked for after being blown away by Illuminate. It kept me up reading late into the night, and it was even more haunting and creepy than the last book. It turns out demons can get still more evil, and that there's even more intrigue in this book than in the last. I adored it entirely.

Haven grows so much stronger in this book. Before the...more
  Well, That sucked.

Zero creativity. This entire book was like a bad TV show. One of those you leave on the background while you are doing something else. It was that tedious.

The author used the same steps, the same formulation that she employed in the first book. It was unnecesarily long again, full of detailed descriptions and little actual action. Hell, she even recycled several scenes like we were not going to notice. Right.

I had to push myself to finish reading this. I just wanted to know wh...more
Marie Clarisse
Wow. Infatuate really made up for the horrible pacing (but at the same time amazingly solid plot), of its first book.

For me, the characters of this series and the events that transpired were absolutely unforgettable. I read Illuminate a couple of months before, and look! I still remember everything. That's something a lot of books I've read weren't able to give me.

Uh, wait—let's get back to my thoughts on the second book of the Gilded Wings series.

First, I liked that even though I'm not from t...more
the golden witch.
Okay, so first, let me just say that this video? Totally sums up this entire book:

Confused? Don't be. This book is one huge crazy orgy of angels, demons, love rombuses (yes, rhombuses!), trials of faith, and Mardi Gras. While we see Haven and the bunch pushed to their furthest limits yet - physically, emotionally, and mentally - we also see a lot of the human condition - what one will do in order to relieve loneliness, stress, and how to feel accepted and...more
Becky Hutchison
May 22, 2013 Becky Hutchison rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone who likes YA or paranormal
* Review also found at Blue Moon Mystery Saloon blog

Fall semester of their senior year is over, and Haven Terra, her boyfriend Lance, and her best friend Dante are now early high school graduates. The prior spring, the angels-in-training successfully passed their first of three angel tests by battling evil at the Lexington Hotel. This spring promises to be a little different. The three friends have been recruited to participate in a volunteer assistance program in New Orleans, a community still...more
Olya Kline
I love this series so far. I love the characters. Though in this book, I came to love Lucian even more this book, and less love for Lance. (view spoiler)...more
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Oh my gosh, I just finished and if I had a hard copy of this book I'd throw it against a wall. (I'd gotten 'Illuminate' from the library and immediately after I finished I needed to read 'Infatuate' so I bought it eBook)
I knew this book would be better than it's prequel mostly because there wouldn't have to be so much explaining as the previous book since we already knew the three main characters and their unique predicament. This novel is also a lot more action packed which...more
Sharons  Bücherparadies
Ich danke dem Goldmann Verlag für dieses Rezensionsexemplar! Ich hatte wirklich Freude das Buch zu lesen.

Worum geht es?
Haven, Dante und Lance beschließen nach New Orleans zu gehen. Sie wollen das alte Geschehene hinter sich lassen und hoffen auf ein bisschen Ruhe und Spaß. Doch das Böse schläft nie. Schon bald lauern neue Gefahren und sie müssen sich auf etwas gefasst machen. Und was hat es mit Lucien auf sich? Auf welcher Seite steht er? Das spannende Abenteuer geht weiter...

Der Einstie...more
Favo La
Die Autorin macht es einem wirklich leicht, sich wieder in die Geschichte einzufinden. Wir begleiten Haven, Dante und Lance zuerst an ihre Highschool und bekommen mit, wie sie ihren Schulabschluss bekommen. Nach ihrem Praktikum im Hotel und dem damit verbundenen Kampf um ihre eigenen Seelen, haben sie sich diesen innerhalb kurzer Zeit erarbeitet und verabschieden sich danach in ein weiters Praktikum. Dieses Mal geht es nach New Orleans, wo sie bei einer Hilfsorganisation mitarbeiten wollen.
Sep 03, 2012 Ade marked it as to-read
Shelves: books-i-own
Eeek! I need to know when it's coming out ):

EDIT 9/3/2012: WTF? Why is the cover so... (to put it bluntly) ugly? Please tell me that it's going to change...
I loved this book and I can barely explain why. I think it has to do with how tangible the mystery and suspense are, and how great the author builds the story to the point where I'm dying to know how and why. I think of the biggest things I like about this series is the independence the three have in their lives, and the storyline that only builds with each page. Haven has really grown on me as a character, as have Lance and Dante, although Lance really annoyed me at times in this book for some...more
Team Lucian. 'Nuff said.
Liz Calderone
This one had the same before/middle/after effect as the first one where in the first thirds of the book before they know of and are learning there is a problem, then they plan/train to solve the problem and, finally the big showdown where they solve the problem.
The first one was about intellectual manipuation where as in this one it was more about emotional manipualtion demons.
I loved the first book and had high hopes for this one but unfortunately this one fell into the 2ed book trap wher...more
Original Billith
From so-bad-its-good to merely okay.

I ripped into the first book of this series and to be honest, I stand by a lot of the criticisms I made there: the set up for the internship was beyond ridiculous and the heavy-handed naming and the cover absolutely gave away the "twist" of the book. And even though I couldn't really recommend it to anyone, I admit there was something compulsively readable there.

I hadn't planned on picking this up, but when I spotted it browsing the bookstore shelves, I decide...more
I've run into a few authors that grow an incredible amount as authors between their first and second books. Aimee is one of those authors, without a doubt. Aimee is one heck of a writer. The first book in this series "Illuminate" was one of my favorite books of 2012. I actually found Infatuate to be a lot better, so I wouldn't be surprised to see this book making my list for 2013. As of right now it is up towards the top of my list out of the books I have read so far this year.

I can't even begin...more
Anna (Yoda Is My Spirit Animal)
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Illuminate is a book that took me by surprise. I have little expectations out of it but it turned out to be a pretty good read despite some minor qualms about its pacing. But it did make up for interesting turn of events and while not edgy enough for me but it was still undeniably unique angel story. So I was pretty excited when I was given a chance to read it in advance (but due to my very busy work it took me a while to finish it). I must say that the pacing was faster than its predecessor.


So you might remember how I had some issues with Illuminate, the first book in the Gilded Wings series. Some of those things worked better for me in Infatuate, but I also came across some new things that annoyed me a bit.

Haven, Dante and Lance graduate early and go to New Orleans to do some volunteer work, which seriously had me giving them the slow clap, because there aren't that many people out there who'd choose to spend months doing this. But maybe...more
Rating Clarification: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

My Summary: After barely escaping with her life, Haven is ready for a vacation. Really ready. And so are her friends. But when their volunteer trip to New Orleans turns out differently than what they were expecting, Haven and the rest of her angel-in-training friends find themselves having to work harder than ever to resist temptation and switch ove...more
Jasmine Rose
Infatuate was a fairly good sequel, but I was also a little disappointed. I think part of that is due to the fact that I wasn't expecting much from its predecessor, and was pleasantly surprised.

This book has the sequel-relationship curse. You know when the first book is all about the lovers getting together and the sequel is all about the problems in their relationship? Yeah, that happened here. And the terribly annoying thing about it all is that it didn't seem necessary at all. Plus, the prob...more
Tabitha Olson
I really enjoyed Agresti’s first book, Illuminate. I found it intriguing with the Chicago history and really liked the characters. I wasn’t as enthralled with Infatuate, though, which really bums me out. When the first book ended, I was so curious as to what was going to happen next, and how they were going to be tested. I had really high hopes for this book, but it didn’t quite deliver.

Lance and Haven came together nicely in the last book, and I was looking forward to seeing their relationship...more
Gretchen Hohmeyer
I did it again. I don’t know why I did it again, but I did. I got really bored in the middle of Illuminate, but I had such high hopes for this one that I just had to try it out. I basically just got more of the same.

The book starts out with Haven, Lance and Dante graduating early. They decide that instead of just hanging around til college starts, they’re going to go on this volunteer thing to New Orleans. A change of setting is just what they need after everything that happened in Illuminate. C...more
After a bit of hell, Haven wants to get back to normal. So, she does what any normal teen would do, she heads off to New Orleans for a student volunteer program. Lance and Dante accompany her (because what else would teenagers do after graduation). Nothing could possibly be easy, so they run into new demons. These are shapeshifting bad guys. The three have to figure out the problems and solve them with the help of a ghost and angels in training who just happen to live nearby.

My thoughts:...more
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Aimee Agresti is an entertainment journalist with ten years of experience writing, editing, and chatting up celebrities. A former staff writer for Us Weekly magazine, she has interviewed everyone from Angelina Jolie and George Clooney to the stars of The Hills, and even penned the magazine’s coffee table book Inside Hollywood.

In addition to Us, her work has appeared in People, Premiere, DC Magazi...more
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