Review: Illusion by Sherrilyn Kenyon

IllusionSeries: (Chronicles of Nick #5)
Published by: Atom
ISBN: 1907411577
ISBN 13: 9781907411571
Published: March 2014
Pages: 464
Format reviewed: Paperback
Site: Author Site
Goodreads: Book Page
Stars: Three out of Five

‘Illusion’ by Sherrilyn Kenyon is the fifth book in the Chronicles of Nick series, which apparently overlaps with the Dark-Hunter series. As someone who has read neither, and come into this series fresh thanks to receiving a review copy, I may have missed the depth and excellence one would expect when series merge and you see a crossover of characters.

Continuing on from the same scene that Inferno (book four) left from, Nick has been transported to an alternate reality where it seems his life has been thrown upside down. Those he thought he knew are certainly not acting as he knew them, giving the reader something to snigger at for just long enough before the action comes back into play.

Kenyon’s wit as well as the steady hand with action scenes is what keeps this novel bouncing along, balancing along well-used tropes and cliches to keep the reader comfortable, with wit-sharp quips and knife-slash tension. This is a quick and easy read that’s hard to put down, because you simply need to see what happens next.

We see Nekoda’s backstory, as well as several new characters come into play. Old favourites are still there, yet with a large cast of characters the novel somehow escapes from being bogged down.

It took a bit of research for me to note these points that readers of both or either of the series will want to know; my apologies for any mistakes or misleads. I should read both these series, and come back with a fuller review!

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