Monday, September 14, 2015

Book Review: Deceptive

TITLE: Deceptive
Book 2 in the Illusive series
AUTHOR: Emily Lloyd-Jones
GENRE: Urban Fantasy/Adventure
PUBLISHED: July 14th, 2015
PREMISE: As the government continues to crack down on immune individuals, Ciere, Daniel, and Devon all struggle with the consequences of their choices.
MY REVIEW: Illusive was a vastly underrated book from last year that delivered a great heist urban fantasy thriller tale. The second book continues that but with more consequences and an even faster pace.
One of the things I adore about this series, is that nothing is black and white. Far too often (and in YA especially) authors try to make everything clear cut with characters. You know you're supposed to be rooting for this character, while this character is bad, etc. This series does not do that. The author makes all the characters flawed. All the characters have issues and are not necessarily making right decisions (looking at you, Devon and Daniel). But they are never villified for making these decisions. That's...kind of refreshing to be honest. It's half of why I like this series so dang much. The other half is that it's just a well done thriller series that doesn't slow down and is endlessly entertaining.
Despite the fact that government going after super-powered individuals is not necessarily a new thing, the author manages to put a fresh spin on the idea. What we get is a very entertaining thrill ride. I can't wait for book three.
WHO SHOULD READ: those that read and liked Illusive, Darkest Minds trilogy fans, thriller movie fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five action scenes

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