Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Review: Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Published: September 9, 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 275

Source: Own
“I did my best to keep you from crossing paths with this world. And I shall do my best to protect you now that you have.”

Jessamin has been an outcast since she moved from her island home of Melei to the dreary country of Albion. Everything changes when she meets Finn, a gorgeous, enigmatic young lord who introduces her to the secret world of Albion’s nobility, a world that has everything Jessamin doesn’t—power, money, status…and magic. But Finn has secrets of his own, dangerous secrets that the vicious Lord Downpike will do anything to possess. Unless Jessamin, armed only with her wits and her determination, can stop him.

Kiersten White captured readers’ hearts with her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy and its effortless mix of magic and real-world teenage humor. She returns to that winning combination of wit, charm, and enchantment in Illusions of Fate, a sparkling and romantic new novel perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare, The Madman’s Daughter, and Libba Bray.

My Rating:
 All reviews and opinions are my own.

I really liked this one, I was surprised. I read the synopsis and wasn't expecting to like it so much, but it is a lot like Howl's Moving Castle. I have seen the movie Howl's Moving Castle but I have not read the books yet so I am not sure how close it is to the books but it had similarities with the movie.

I think one of my favorite characters is Mr. Bird he doesn't talk or anything but he helps out Jessamin throughout the book. Mr. Bird is also a book which there are many he is part of a spell but takes on a life of his own. I was actually waiting for Mr. Bird to be like the broom in Howl's Moving Castle but was happy when that love triangle didn't show.

I was also surprise that this was just a stand a lone book. When I finished reading the novel it felt finished I mean there could of course always be more to write about in the same story arc but for the most part all the questions were answered and everything solved. There is definitely a twist at the end of the book, that I did not see coming. I was so surprised. I was expecting him to be like a minion but not the head bad guy.

Overall even though it resembled Howl's Moving Castle I still enjoy it a lot, and now I really want to read that series as well.

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