Book: Illusions by Aprilynne Pike
Genre: YA Fantasy
From: Bought (and signed) at the book festival awhile back.
Okay, so I THOUGHT this was the conclusion of a "trilogy." But I know nothing, and yep, this is not a trilogy after all and this is not the last book. So just beware.
This book continues the story of Laurel and her boys, David and Tamani which begins with Wings and Spells. In Wings, Laurel finds out who she is, in Spells she goes to the fairy academy and learns cool stuff, and in this book she is now back going to her human high school. She's with David now, but suddenly, guess who shows up at school, looking very cool and human.... Tamani! Of course, he's there to protect Laurel because there's still some major issues that need working with some trolls and things.
Also, showing up at school is a Japanese exchange student who appears to have many fairy type attributes. This worries both Laurel and Tamani, a lot. So they are keeping a good eye on that mystery.
Meanwhile, things heat up between David and Tamani. Yes, this is definitely a love triangle book! And much of the book is about the stress and drama of this relationship. I must say though, I totally enjoyed it! The pages flew by and I couldn't wait to see what either one of them would do next. I must have been in a mood for this sort of thing.
The fairy stuff seemed to hold a bit of a back seat in this book. And just as that was all coming down to something crazy and exciting... BAM the book ends! Ugh, it's like a part 1 movie, if you know what I mean! It makes me crazy.
Bottom line: I really quite liked it... a lot! (And if you care about teams and whatnot, I think I lean toward Team Tamani on this one... too irresistible he is.)
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