Illusion by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Contemporary, Paranormal, Young Adult
Nick Gautier is finding that as tired as he is of his destiny that sometimes when you wish for something else you might get it and that life just might end up worse. He doesn’t want to be destined to end the world as the son of a demon. He is also tired of demons and other preternatural creatures that want him dead. He is wishing for normal problems and to just be a normal teen.
Nick ends up getting sucked into an alternate reality where he finds that normality isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In the alternate reality his mother is married to his mentor and his best friend back home who is also an Atlantean god is in this reality a human geek. Nick learns that no life is free of pain and that every person has their own place in the universe. Even when you are the son of a hated demon. More importantly he learns that the powers he thought were a curse aren’t and that the world needs a champion. Especially when that champion is the last person the world’s enemies see coming to help the very people he is supposed to destroy.
Now as Nick works to restore his real world old enemies and new friends will square off for another battle that will either bring him back or end him forever.
This is another book that takes the reader on a ride that will have them never seeing what is coming next. It will also have readers eagerly counting down the days until the next book comes out. This is proving to be one series that doesn’t get old and gets better with each new book that comes out. Reading how Nick gets out of all the trouble he constantly gets into makes for a very fun series that will keep readers laughing at his antics. It is also interesting to see how Nick’s early life it changing and evolving. This one proves to be fun with all the characters being completely different in the alternate reality that has a great deal of humor and blindsides the readers with everything that comes at Nick. It is fun to see Nick approach all that comes at him with his usual humor and smart mouth. This is proving to be a very entertaining series.
I give this one 4-1/2 red roses