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Obumbrate [NOOK Book]

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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 lied 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 ...
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Obumbrate

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Overview

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 lied 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 kill her, she's at wits' end. That is, until a fellow Nephilim named Ari steps in. But is Ari a piece of the puzzle to her salvation, or the promise of her demise?
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Editorial Reviews

Mera's YA Book List - Mera Sampson
Anders' managed with weave paranormal, romantic, and fantastical aspects into her novel with seemingly perfect balance. As I have said before, she has made a fangirl of me, and I'm sure others would be just as entranced.

Obumbrate, which means to darken, overshadow, or cloud, is the exact opposite of Illumine, which means to brighten or to enlighten. Alivia's picks for the titles of her novels are exceedingly perfect as the encompass the traits of each novel exactly.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014661089
  • Publisher: Alivia Anders
  • Publication date: 7/7/2012
  • Series: The Illumine Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 305
  • Sales rank: 275,525
  • File size: 534 KB

Meet the Author

Alivia Anders is the author of Illumine and Obumbrate, the first two books in The Illumine Series. She began writing at thirteen, discovering the world of internet fan-fiction and RPG-forum sites that gave her a 'back-door' entry to the writing realm. Four years and many hours spent glued to a computer screen later, she found her true calling in writing.

Alivia currently lives with her family in her hometown of Coopersburg, PA. She frequently admits that if she wasn't so intolerant to dairy she'd live at her local ice cream shop called The Inside Scoop.

Visit her online!
Blog: aliviaanders.blogspot.com
Twitter: @aliviaanders
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Learn more about The Illumine Series at theillumineseries.com
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  • Posted August 9, 2012

    BLEW MY SOCKS OFF! Plot: 5/5 stars My thoughts are all a-twitte

    BLEW MY SOCKS OFF!

    Plot: 5/5 stars
    My thoughts are all a-twitter … which is very abnormal for me, as I try to reflect on the plethora of details, sub-plots, twist, turns, and the many passions that this story sucked from me. This book is like riding the greatest roller coaster in the world - it will leave you tense, exhausted, exhilarated, grinning like an idiot and begging for more all at the same time!

    Characters: 5/5 stars
    I wanted to slap the ever living SNOT out of the main character but in a “child are you blind?!” kind of way. She’s kinda-sorta stuck in a Bella/Edward/Jacob triangle but it’s so much better because it also kind of reminds me of the proverbial “devil on one shoulder, angel on the other” except that they’re life-sized, sexy, and ready to brawl over her. *rests the back of my hand on my forehead* “Oh miss Scarlett whatever shall I do?” But! They’re not all simpy and emo about it. Masculinity is not dead, yay! And the best part of it is that she’s not a whiney, pathetic, pining wimp about it. Despite the obvious temptation, she fights to take the high road - like a post-Ike-Tina-Turner and ‘she don’t need a man’! Love her, hate her, wanna be her … GUILTY!

    Writing: 5/5 stars
    Those of you that have read my review of book one in this series (Illumine) might be surprised that I’ve gone from a 3.6 star review to a 5 star review but this author EXPLODED into maturity with her writing in this book to a degree that makes me want to search her house for evidence that she’s hiding J.K. Rowling in her basement.

    Editing/Formatting: 0/0 stars
    I received a proof e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The proof had not yet been edited/formatted for public purchase so I am unable to rate it either way in this regard (note 0/0 not 0/5 - in other words this portion of the review has no bearing on the book’s overall rating.)

    Originality: 5/5 stars
    Am I still writing a review? Shucks! I want book three already!!!! Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimmeee!

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  • Posted August 6, 2012

    I received this book from the author to give an honest review.

    I received this book from the author to give an honest review.

    Obumbrate took over where Illumine left off and let me tell you I was HOOKED! Obumbrate is fast-paced and full of action. I loved the way she described when Essallie was kicking a..
    When we lost Leo in book 1 Illumine, I wondered if there was ever going to be another character to love. And thankfully Alivia wrote the character Ari, he is a character that you can fall in love with especially considering that he is a Nephilim just like Essallie. He has a past that he does not like to talk about, and he has learn that you need to live life even if you are on death's doorstep.

    Kayden is still the cocky demon that he was in Illumine but in Obumbrate you can tell he is starting to get feelings for Essallie and also why he does not like the Queen.

    In this book you will see the character's relationships evolve and Essallie struggle with her feelings of losing Leo, to having feelings for Kayden and Ari.

    Essallie is just wanting to finish school and push those away that want to help her. She is still devastated after losing Leo and is not wanting anything to do with being a Nephilim. But little does she know that there is someone out there that wants her alive so they can have her blood. That person is the Queen which you will learn more about and her story. Essallie is wanting to kill the Queen since she caused the death of more people that Essallie cares about.

    My favorite quotes in this book were: This was said by Ari to Essallie " You can't just give up and quit life. That's not how living works, sorry to piss on your pity party. When a cancer patient gets a diagnosis, they don't simply just stop living life. They fight. Essallie, fight like hell against every mutant cell in their body. From the moment I met you I knew you were a fighter, now I'm not so sure someone so weak and pitiful could have ever been a fighter."

    Quote 2: Essallie arguing with Ari: "Oh? Pardon me, I thought I was all sparkles and sprinkle." I just laughed at this quote because how many times do we want to say this to people when they like to comment on our attitudes.

    Alivia, has done it once again to me left me wanting more of Essallie and her journey. I want to know what is going to happen to her since her clock is counting down. I want to know about her feelings for Ari and Kayden. I also want to hear more about Jessica and her full part in all this and why the Queen has her.
    I can not wait until December to read book 3 in this wonderful paranormal series. Wish December would get here quicker.

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