Thursday, August 11, 2011

Review: Illusions by Aprilynne Pike

Book: Illusions by Aprilynne Pike
Genre: YA Fantasy
Rating: A
For: Fun
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.)

Other Reviews:

I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read
The Broke and the Bookish
Books With Bite
Reading With Tequila


  1. I was going through my list of series on the go last night and I came to this one... I just don't feel that I am a big enough fan of the first book to read on... It's too bad because I would love to love a series about fairies!

  2. I finished this one recently & I also thought it would be the last book in the series. (Until I finished it and realized there had to be at least one more!) These are kind of like my guilty pleasure books. I know they're not the best books ever but they're so fun.



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