Author: Aprilynne Pike
Release Date: May 2011
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 384 pages
Goodreads Rating: 4.44 stars
Review: When I received this in the mail, I hadn't read the previous books in the series, so I got Wings and Spells from the library and began to read. Wings didn't impress me too much, but I found Spells to be an improvement and so, with uncertain expectations, I started ILLUSIONS. I liked it even better than Spells, but it still didn't turn my world upside down.
Laurel bothered me a lot in this book. She was mad at David for being jealous of Tamani, but she kissed the guy. David had good reason to be jealous, but even though people pointed this out to her, she didn't listen. I didn't like her that much in previous books, but I found her even harder to relate to in ILLUSIONS.
Despite that, I still enjoyed this book. Not for the characters, because I'm firmly Team David and we all know that's not working out so well, but the plot. This is actually pretty rare for me because I tend to prefer books for the characters, but I was propelled through the pages by the action. The twists carried me through, and the final one revealed at the very end is what made me certain I want to read the next book in the series.
This book has a lot of elements that would normally turn me off - okay writing, okay characters, okay romance, and fairies - but I was still gripped by the suspense. Even if you didn't enjoy the previous books that much, like me, you should still give ILLUSIONS a try because you might find it to be right up your alley.
FTC Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in return for a review. This is no way affected my review, which is 100% honest.