Title: Illusions (Wings #3)
Author: Aprilynne Pike
Publication: May 3rd 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers
Source:ARC provided by a very good friend! :)
**If you have not read Wings AND Spells, please stop reading this review now! It does contain spoilers for those two books. If you have read both books, but have yet to read Illusions, you're okay!**
Summary:"Laurel hasn't seen Tamani since she begged him to let her go last year. Though her heart still aches, Laurel is confident that David was the right choice.
But just as life is returning to normal, Laurel discovers that a hidden enemy lies in wait. Once again, Laurel must turn to Tamani to protect and guide her, for the danger that now threatens Avalon is one that no faerie thought would ever be possible. And for the first time, Laurel cannot be sure that her side will prevail."
Thoughts:Is it just me or do the books in the series keep getting better and better? There's just something soothing, enticing, and charming about Aprilynne Pike's Wings series, and Illusions is no exception. In fact, in my personal opinion, it may be the best one yet.
With the way things ended in Spells and that mother of a cliffhanger, I couldn't wait to see would happen to Laurel next. I'm not going to lie, I was a little nervous since Tamani is one of my favorite characters and well, you saw what happened at the end of Spells. Never fear, Tamani fans, there's enough of him to go around. I would say there's enough and more, but seriously...who can have TOO much Tamani? Not I, said the blogger. I liked reading about his experiences in Laurel's human world, especially a certain scene involving an iPhone. It was very cute and funny. I'll admit, Tamani does pressure Laurel a lot about David and is very clear from the beginning about what his plans are for her. In fact, he even tells her at one point that he cannot be friends with David because you can't be friends with the person who's girl you're trying to steal. Nevertheless, his wit, loyalty and fierce determination captured my heart and will continue to do so unless he has a complete personality change.
Don't worry David fans, there's still plenty of him in the book. He's still as kind as ever. A little bland for my taste, but still a sweetheart.
Illusions introduces a few new, questionable characters and, of course, new twists and turns. Aprilynne spares no expense when describing the beauty of Avalon as well as everything that attracts readers to Faeries and their "wings". For fans of the Wings series, this book will not disappoint. If anything, it will have you craving for more. If you thought the Spells' cliffhanger was bad, wait till you read Illusions. As the saying goes, you ain't seen nothing yet.