Monday, June 27, 2011


by Aprilynne Pike
375 pages
Book 3

Summary: Laurel is looking forward to spending the year with David. Now that she’s made her choice and sent Tamani away, life can go on as normal. But things are never normal for Laurel. When Klea returns with an unidentified teen faerie Tamani must return to protect Laurel once again. Laurel quickly finds herself torn between Tamani and David, whose jealous rivalry might put Lauren and Avalon in the path of an unknown danger.

Review: This is a much slower paced novel with very little of the nail biting action that takes place in the first two books. The slower pace gives Pike the opportunity to not only set the stage for the next book, but also provides more of a window into the Laurel, Tamani, David triangle. Laurel’s struggle between deciding between the two boys is central to the novel and readers get a glimpse at how David and Tamani feel about the relationship between the three of them. While readers may become frustrated with Laurel’s flip flopping, no one can deny her authentic voice. Her indecision lends to a more realistic character, one that is complicated and not perfect. With romance, suspense, and one heck of a cliff hanger, readers who enjoy the series will not be disappointed.

Also by Aprilynne Pike: Wings, Spells

If you liked Illusions, you might also enjoy: Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore, Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston, Ash by Malindo Lo, and Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Author website:

Writing: 3.5/4
Characters: 3/4
Plot: 3/4
Originality: 3/4
Popularity: 3.5/4
Cover: 2.5/4 (I like the look of it, but wish it matched the other two)
Grade Level: JS


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