YA Review of Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

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Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

Age Range: 12 and up

Series: None

Genre: Fantasy

Hardcover: 288 pages
 
Publisher: HarperTeen (September 9, 2014)

Source: From publisher via Edelweiss

My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

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 About the Book:

Dive into a world of enchantment and romance in this lush fantasy, which Stephanie Perkins, international bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss,
called “an absolute delight—a magical, sparkling, dangerous world with
witty repartee and a romance that will light your heart on fire.” Fans
of Libba Bray and Cassandra Clare will fall in love with this
captivating stand-alone novel from Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy.

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 the
gorgeous, enigmatic Finn, 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, and the
vicious Lord Downpike will do anything to possess them. Unless Jessamin,
armed only with her wits, can stop him.

About the Author:

Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of the
Paranormalcy trilogy, The Chaos of Stars, and the psychological thriller
Mind Games. Kiersten lives with her family in San Diego, California.
Visit her at www.kierstenwhite.com.

My Thoughts:

I’ve discovered a new favorite author. This is my first Kiersten White
book, but it certainly won’t be my last. This book was everything I love
about the young adult fantasy genre. It was full of magic, friendship,
romance, and suspense. It was very clean, too. Other than a few
instances of mild innuendo, there was nothing objectionable in the book.

I love horrid bad guys in books, and this one was as awful as they come.
I loved the twist at the end! I didn’t see it coming.

Illusions of Fate is an imaginatively magical adventure that left me wanting more. I sincerely hope that there will be a sequel.

Content: Some non-descriptive violence and mild innuendo.

Source: I received a digital galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 STARS

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