Thomas Pendelton was born into wealth and prestige. He has a sensitive heart and wants nothing more than to write poetry. Instead, he is apprenticing for Neville Wighton the Great, an aging magician who has become somewhat crazed over the years in his pursuit of fame. With Thomas help, Wighton is about to premiere the greatest illusion seen by man, for Thomas possesses somet...
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I really enjoyed this book! It was a wonderful mixture of magic, romance, and really excellent writing. I loved how distinct the voices of the two boys were, and how genuine their connection felt. My two thumbs, they are both up.
Illusions by Madeline J Reynolds
“And here I was thinking I wouldn’t have any fun in London”
My favorite line from the ARC.
I really enjoyed this book though it was a bit surprising. It was almost as if you’d climes I to your grandparent’s attic and finding a collection of diaries, letters, news clippings etc. I don’t want to give away too much, but I will say there is interesting and unusual premise to the novel. There is romance which is beautifully written and so very heart touching that I find ...more
I LOVED THIS BOOK, THIS STORY WAS BREATHTAKING ( I mean that quite literally, as a few scenes had me crying and therefore I had no breath)
This book sunk into my soul and made me feel everything I was meant to.
Illusions Is about two magicians apprentices, one that is trying to steal a secret of the greatest trick ever done. And one that wants love.
This book is almost fully written in journal entry format. At first I love and hated that. Loved because I always love when there are journal entrie ...more
It is always a good time to dissolve into a book about magicians...so excuse me while I *flail* for this one. It felt like the Prestige (that is such a good and super dark movie??? everyone should see it go go) but softer and more focused on the romance. But afjskla I absolutely crave more magician-centric books, pls universe.
➸ So this is Historical Fiction...but with MAGIC.
Thomas is a magician, but like a real one. But his indentured to this asshat of a magician master. It's set in 1899 and ev ...more
At first, I was not sure that I would enjoy this book since it is written completely in journal format and I typically cannot get into this writing style. This was not the case when it came to Illusions! I was absolutely entranced within the first few chapters.
It is such a beautiful story set in 1880s Europe, with two very compelling main characters. First you have Thomas, who is a sweet young man that loves his poetry and has a secret that if found out could put his life in jeopardy. Then you ...more
"All's fair in love and magic."
In a weird way, this book reminds me of The Abyss Surrounds Us. The two books are very different plot-wise, but they're alike in that, although they both have interesting premises, solid worlds, and exciting plots, we all know we're only here for the Gay.
So. Let's 👏 talk 👏 about 👏 the Gay 👏. It's not the best romance I've ever read, but it is still so adorable. As the blurb says, one of two main characters, Saverio, begins to romance the other one, Thomas, in or ...more
Disclaimer I voluntarily read and reviewed this advance reader copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. So thank you so much to the author, Entangled publishing, and Netgalley for giving me the chance to review this amazing book.
I give this book a 3.5/5 starts
The writing style of the books is interesting, and unique. Illusions is written in a series of diary entries, letters and newspaper clippings. The story is told in the point of views of two main characters. Thomas Pendleton, ...more