Illusion (Chronicles of Nick #5) By Sherrilyn Kenyon
Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars
This is book 5 in the Young Adult series by Sherrilyn Kenyon focusing on a well loved (especially by me) character from her adult series Nicholas “Nick” Ambrosius Gautier (pronounced Go-shay). Nick has always wanted to be normal kid and avoid his demon biological side that’s fated to end the world, and in this book he gets to see the flip side of what his normal world would look like. Of course normal isn’t always what it seems cue all other characters from the adult Dark-Hunters Series and twist them into polar opposites. This makes for a heck of an adventure and many laugh out loud moments from a typical sarcastic witty male teenager that is written to perfection. Great addition to the series so far!
If you haven’t read the previous books, I’m not sure how you could love this book, the way die-hard fans such as myself would. So many characters so many twists and turns and fun throughout the series. I really get tickled with this YA series and enjoy the paranormal series that author has weaved so perfectly that we get a second sight of seeing Nick grow up and possibly change plots in future DH books.
Rumor has it, movie and TV deals are in the making for this series… I pray they (movie and TV Gods) get this right, it’s too good to not pay it the right attention. None the less, I would highly recommend you enjoy the books prior to the visual entertainment, the mental entertainment is top-notch if you enjoy a good paranormal.
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“There was a reason why there was only a single stairway to heaven, but an entire highway to hell.” ― Sherrilyn Kenyon, Illusion
“When the going gets tough, the tough gets napalm. -Nick” ― Sherrilyn Kenyon, Illusion
“By the power of Grayskull. . . I have the power!” Nick
“By the power of Grayskull, I’m going to cleave your skull from your shoulders if you don’t take this seriously.” Caleb”
― Sherrilyn Kenyon, Illusion
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Wow, I’m on a reading frenzy lately. What is it, the spring season for book releases?
I actually had to decide which favorite author/book series I would read first because they were released on the same day!! Seriously. Any avid reader feels my pain and struggle. Unless your the type who can read more than one book at a time (reference books don’t count by the way) and I am not that person.
I’m a one story at a time kinda gal, old fashioned I know. It was quite diabolical, and a choice was made.
I really enjoy a good fiction story that takes me on an adventure in my own private movie showing. Those stories are the best, especially as TV winds down all the season finales. It’s also part research for me, because as a writer you should be a reader as well – or so says Stephen King and I agree.
My problem lately is that it seems to be a crutch not to write, cause I’d rather read. I suppose it’s a fine line.
Comment below on your crutches or book releases – on the same day *shaking fist
Rating 3 stars out of 5 stars
This is a YA story that is a sci-fi retelling/reimagined Cinderella story. Cinder is a story with a sci-fi background set in New Beijing. Cinder, the main character is talented mechanic and a cyborg, I say heck yea! How fun is this ride going to be? Well, I wanted it to be awesome. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it but I didn’t love it mostly due to some drag time in moving the plot forward in the beginning. The author picks up pace mid way and ends on a high for the next book.
Cinder is blamed by her step mother for her step sister’s illness, which is a pandemic. Cinder meets Prince Kai, where he is seeking her talents to fix his android. There is the royal ball coming up in part for the announcement of a marriage for Kai and the Lunar Queen, for political purposes of course. There are lots of interesting conflicts with twists and turns.
For more see my offical book review (click the link): MY BOOK REVIEW CINDER
My favorite quotes from the book:
“Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.” ― Marissa Meyer, Cinder
“I’m sure I’ll feel much more grateful when I find a guy who thinks complex wiring in a girl is a turn-on.” ― Marissa Meyer, Cinder
“But if there was one thing she knew from years as a mechanic, it was that some stains never came out.” ― Marissa Meyer, Cinder
Show and share the love. Did you read Cinder? If so let me know your thoughts – it’s all about sharing and reading. So many books…