Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction Publisher: Little Brown Books Format: Hardcover Source: Bought Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5 Stars) Synopsis:
When the MK virus swept across the planet, a vaccine was created to stop the epidemic, but it came with some unexpected side effects. A small percentage of the population developed superhero-like powers. Seventeen-year-old Ciere Giba has the handy ability to change her appearance at will. She’s what’s known as an illusionist…She’s also a thief.
After a robbery goes awry, Ciere must team up with a group of fellow super-powered criminals on another job that most would consider too reckless. The formula for the vaccine that gave them their abilities was supposedly destroyed years ago. But what if it wasn’t?
This book was very good. It was well written. The world building was great. The characters were well rounded with personalities and motivation. The plot was interesting and well paced, and it had a good beginning and middle and a terrific ending. It even has a great cover, a great title and two of my favorite plot types- criminals and superheroes!
The one and only problem I had with this book, and it’s one of the problems I weigh most in a book, is that I had a hard time forming and emotional connection with the characters. I wanted it to happen but it just didn’t.
I really think this is a problem where I should be telling the book “It’s not you it’s me…” because I really don’t think there was anything in the book to inhibit a connection with the characters.
That said, this was a great book that you should definitely pick up! In a while I will probably re-read it. Maybe things will go better the second time around.