This Week's Pick: Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: September 9th, 2014
Downton Abbey meets Cassandra Clare in this lush, romantic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White.
“I did my best to keep you from crossing paths with this world. And I shall do my best to protect you now that you have.”
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 Finn, a gorgeous, enigmatic young lord 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, dangerous secrets that the vicious Lord Downpike will do anything to possess. Unless Jessamin, armed only with her wits and her determination, can stop him.
Kiersten White captured readers’ hearts with her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy and its effortless mix of magic and real-world teenage humor. She returns to that winning combination of wit, charm, and enchantment in Illusions of Fate, a sparkling and romantic new novel perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare, The Madman’s Daughter, and Libba Bray.
Everybody who has ever talked books with me knows I am a massive Kiersten White fan. I will read absolutely anything she writes because she is an amazing and talented author. She is, in my opinion, one of the best YA writers out there. Her novels are so diverse (compare Fia from Mind Games to Evie from Paranormalcy and you'll know what I mean) and she never fails to craft a beautiful story. She's been an auto-buy author for many years now, and Illusions of Fate is no exception! Even if she wasn't an auto-buy, I would want this book! It sounds magical and mysterious and just the kind of book I love to read and I can't wait to do just that.
P.S. How wonderful is this cover? Look at how detailed it is! I can't wait for a finished copy so I can pet it. (Unless that's creepy, in which case I'll just, you know, look at it).
What are you waiting on this week?
- Ciara (Lost at Midnight)