Sunday, November 9, 2014

Illusions of Fate: A Review Quickie

Title: Illusions of Fate
Author: Kiersten White
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Series: Stand-alone
Page Length: 275

The people of Albion are different from anyone Jessamin has ever known: harsh, uptight, and obsessed with wealth and rank. Jessamin knew as much when she left her sun-drenched island home to attend school in their gray, dreary country. But she had no idea how different they truly were.
She never thought she would discover a house with doors that open onto a hundred corners of the city or a book that spends its days as a bird. She certainly never expected to become a pawn in a political and magical power struggle between the sinister Lord Downpike and the handsome, charming Finn Ackerly. And she never so much as imagined she'd win Finn's affections—or that one day his shadow would follow her every step.
Fortunately for Jessamin, fate has other ideas. . . .

  • Fast-paced with a relatively short page length  
  • No Love Triangle
  • Romance is present, but not the dominant part of the story
  • The lead is a strong-willed female that doesn't take kindly to having her life dictated to her, but her flaw is being willing to accept help.
  • The genre has the tone of a Historical Fantasy, meaning there are elements of a turn of the century feel (corsets, mannerisms, views on women, etc), but they take place in a fictions realm.
  • The Fantasy aspect of this novel is magical abilities present in some individuals.
  • This is a standalone, short novel, which lends itself to being a great read to get one out of a reading slump.

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