Book Review: Infatuate

Infatuate CoverBook: Infatuate by Aimee Agresti

Published March 2013 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|Pages: 416

Where I Got It: E-book|Nook Store

Series: Gilded Wings #2

Genre: YA Paranormal- Angels

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Goodreads Summary: 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. There, while taking part in a student volunteer program, Haven and her friends Dante and Lance run across an enclave of devils known as the Krewe.

These shape-shifting devils are more reckless and vicious than any Haven, Lance, and Dante have encountered. Yet the friends soon discover that 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?

I’m really liking this series!  I like that there are other angels-in-training, and I wasn’t too surprised that Haven ended up in New Orleans just to end up meeting other angels-in-training.  It really seems like meeting others like them was a great thing for Dante, Lance and Haven, and it’s good to know that there are other like them.

I really like that there’s a series of tests for them, and that each one is increasing in difficulty- it seems like the stakes get higher with each test.  I thought the idea of Dante, Lance and Haven doing their best work as a group, and not as individuals, was really refreshing.  I like the idea of them being stronger together, which makes the ending all the more interesting.

Also: New Orleans!  It really is the perfect setting for this book.  Especially with Mardi Gras and the interesting but successful techniques of the Krewe.  Lucian also makes quite the appearance, and I’m not sure who I like with Haven.  Haven is with Lance but things are definitely weird between them.  I like Lance with Haven because he’s this nice guy and they have a lot in common, but there’s also something about Lucian that you can’t help but be drawn to.  As much as I love romance, I’m much more interested in the whole angel mythology in this series, and how everything works.  While we learn more about the road to being an angel, it wasn’t a lot more.  However, I felt like Infatuate built on what we learned in Illuminate, and it felt like its own story.  It’s actually nice to read a middle book that is its own story and builds on the previous book!

I hope we see more of the other angels-in-training and more of what it entails to be an angel.  Seriously, I’m hoping we get more of this.  I like that each book centers around a task that take this trio further on their angel journey.  Things are definitely black-and-white in this world, with Lucian being the only shade of grey.  I wish we saw more shades of grey, but overall, I’m really looking forward to the next one to see what happens!

Final Thoughts:

I really liked Infatuate, and while I wish we saw more shades of grey, I also like that things are pretty black-and-white.  I can’t wait to see how things turn out!  Infatuate gets 4 stars.

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