Reviewed by: Middle Sis Jenn
ARC received from Harcourt
Release Date: 3-6-2012
The Sisters Say: Fiery, Flirty, Fun
Haven Terra is the stereotypical high school girl who is constantly overlooked. In fact, everything about her is ordinary—other than her name, “Haven” (which I love). She is the smart girl in class who is afraid to give the correct answer because she hates being labeled the brainiac, but she doesn’t want to give the wrong answered and be labeled the dummy. So, instead, she slinks down in her desk and tries her best not to be noticed. However, when she (along with her best friend Dante and classmate Lance) are recruited into a prestigious internship at a fancy hotel in Chicago, this all changes.
As I was reading Illuminate, my favorite quote kept popping into my head:
"Are there, infinitely varying with each individual, inbred forces of Good and Evil in all of us, deep down below the reach of mortal encouragement and mortal repression--hidden Good and hidden Evil, both alike at the mercy of the liberating opportunity and the sufficient temptation?"" --No Name by Wilkie Collins
I enjoyed this book, but it was not one that I would start texting friends and family to read right away.