Author: Emily Lloyd-Jones
Release Date: 07/15/2014
Reviewed by: Xander
Ciere is 17. And she is a criminal. Ciere is one of the few people who had weird side effects from Praevenir, an antidote to the MK virus. She is an illusionist, who can make herself or her surroundings change appearance. The 0.03% of people with side effects are being hunted by the government, and they must find ways to survive. After a bank robbery, a member of the Gyr Syndicate, Brandt Guntram, threatens to tip her to the feds. Ciere and her fellow criminals, Devon and Kit are thrown into a crazy adventure, with feds on their tail, money to acquire, a law office to rob, and someone whose name might not be Pandora Marton. In a fast, fun ride, Emily Lloyd-Jones’ debut is a great take on crime and superpowers.
Illusive was a wonderful book. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect, but I am so glad I read it. The idea and plot of this book are great; a bit reminiscent of The Incredibles, but completely different other than superpowers. I love that the characters in this book are using their powers to commit crimes instead of keeping them hidden—they are being hunted by the feds, but it’s almost like they could care less. They are having fun. The ending of this book made my heart jolt—I don’t want to spoil it though, so I am zipping my lips. There is a character in the book, Magnus, who I TOTALLY imagined in my head looking like Amos Cane from The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan, as drawn in the graphic novel. I don’t know why, but he did. I love, love, LOVE the cover of this book—just look at it! SO awesome. And the tagline is great, too. I loved this book, and you should definitely check it out!