Synopses & Reviews
Inception meets Unearthly in this hot romance for fans of Meg Cabots Abandon Series!
In the land of nightmares, she finds the man of her dreams...
He haunts her in her dreams.
She is always searching, looking for the man who calls her from afar, a disembodied voice who knows everything about her.
But when she discovers the unimaginable secret her family has hidden for so long, her dreamsand her nightmaresinvade her reality.
Her true love beckons, but the terrors await her. . . . Can she find him in time, or will their loveand her lifebe destroyed?
Sixteen-year-old Iris has a recurring dream a long corridor of many doors, and behind each door a hidden worldsome magical, some terrifying. But always she is searching for the man who calls to herthe man of her dreamswho knows everything about her, who stirs feelings in her shes never felt before. When she discovers her father is actually the god of dreams, her nightmares and dreams follow her into reality, with both frightening and romantic results. Hunted by the god of nightmares, stalked by the horrifying creatures of the underworld, Iris must try to navigate both her worlds, as she tries to finally be with Sebastian, the man of her dreams. Can she triumph over the dangers that have haunted her forever, and be with Sebastian, or will terrors ultimately destroy them both?
“Hand debuts with an engrossing take on the angel mythos... an engaging and romantic tale with solid backstory.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Hand has crafted a story of angels among us that is intriguing and believable while appealing to those interested in the paranormal.” Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
Utterly captivating. One of the most addictive books Ive read in a while. Richelle Mead, bestselling author of Vampire Academy
“A divine supernatural romance.” Kirkus Reviews
Raves for Illuminated
"For teens embarking on or dreaming of their own all-encompassing, meant-to-be first love, this romantic and history-tinged adventure will make them swoon. A super-romantic culmination reuniting lost loves cap this thoroughly enjoyable romantic mystery." --Booklist
"Orloffs combination coming-of-age, historical mystery, ghost story, and romance satisfies on many levels." --Publishers Weekly
"A great read for those who enjoy historical love stories. The author beckons you to follow Callie on her journey to the ends of the earth to seek out this sought-after manuscript." --VOYA
PRAISE FOR INFATUATE
"Infatuate will not leave you disappointed! There's plenty of love drama packed into this page-turner."
"Stands atop the current heap of angel books."
"Agresti pumps adrenaline into nearly every scene. . . . The characters are just as compelling as the action."
PRAISE FOR ILLUMINATE
* "Smart, well-crafted and sophisticated; without a doubt, this belongs on the top of the stack of the current crop of angel books. More, please!"
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Part The Picture of Dorian Gray, part The Devil Wears Prada, this original and engrossing story will keep surprising readers right up to the thrilling climax."
—Josephine Angelini, author of Starcrossed
"Haven is a character who will definitely surprise you—in the best way possible. Mysterious and deliciously creepy, Agresti's debut will keep you turning pages until the explosive climax."
—Cara Lynn Shultz, author of Spellbound
"Agresti's story accelerates to an exciting climax, and the blossoming romance is sweet and satisfying."
"Move over, Twilight!"
"Equal parts romantic and mysterious, and will keep you itching for the next installment!"
"Such an enchanting book and we cant wait to read more in the Gilded Wings series. While the cover reels you in (How could it not? Its so pretty!), the words inside keep you reading. Theres angels, mystery, beauty . . . which all rolled up into one, makes it magical."
—Just Jared Jr.
In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees . . . .
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.
Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into placeand out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.
As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to makebetween honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?
Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.
When Clara Gardner learns shes part angel, her entire life changes. She now has a purpose, a specific task she was put on this earth to accomplish, except she doesnt know what it is. Her visions of a raging forest fire and a mysterious boy lead her to a new high school in a new town but provide no clear instruction. As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought shed have to make—between the boy in her vision and the boy in her life, between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. . . . When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?
CAN TESSA POSE AS MADISON . . . AND STOP A KILLER BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE? Tessa is a Variant, able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimic their appearance. Shunned by her family, she’s spent the last two years training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI. When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, Tessa is given a mission: she must impersonate Madison, a local teen, to find the killer before he strikes again. Tessa hates everything about being an impostor—the stress, the danger, the deceit—but loves playing the role of a normal girl. As Madison, she finds friends, romance, and the kind of loving family she’d do anything to keep. Amid action, suspense, and a ticking clock, this super-human comes to a very human conclusion: even a girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself.
In the thrilling sequel to Illuminate, angel-in-training Haven Terra heads to New Orleans, where she faces off with a formidable group of demons known as The Krewe.
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 Havens 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?
When Haven lands an internship at a historic hotel, she discovers her gorgeous coworkers have an evil agenda, and she is an angel-in-training sent to conquer it.
* "Smart, well-crafted and sophisticated; without a doubt, this belongs on the top of the stack of the current crop of angel books. More, please!" —Kirkus Reviews, starred review Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. But her life changes when she is awarded an internship at a posh Chicago hotel. As Haven begins falling for Lucian, the dashing sidekick to the glamorous hotel owner, she discovers that these beautiful people are not quite what they seem. With the help of a mysterious book, she uncovers the evil agenda of the hotel staff: theyre in the business of buying souls. Will they succeed in wooing Haven to join them in their recruitment efforts, or will she be able to thwart this devilish sets plans to take the souls of her classmates on prom night at the hotel?
About the Author
Erica Orloff is the author of the ya novel Illuminated, the middle-grade fantasy series The Magickeepers, and many contemporary romances. A native New Yorker, she is an avid Yankees fan. She currently resides in Virginia with her three youngest children and a menagerie of pets, including dogs, a cat, a parrot, a snake, and an African pygmy hedgehog. In her free time, she downloads an insane amount of music for her iPod and likes to garden. Connect with Erica at her website, www.ericaorloff.com or on Twitter @EricaOrloff.