Today's featured book is BROKEN ILLUSIONS, a YA urban fantasy novel from author Ellie James released in late May. I love a story set in New Orleans, of course (duh), so I was anxious to read the first book in this series, Shattered Dreams. This one intrigues me because it’s set during Mardi Gras, so I’ll be reading it soon wearing my critical hat to see if it gets Mardi Gras right. (This one, second in the series, can stand alone.). See what you think, and comment to be entered to win a copy!
ABOUT THE BOOK: It’s Mardi Gras, but for 16 year-old psychic Trinity Monsour this is no time for celebration. Another girl is missing. Haunted by visions she doesn’t understand—of an empty street lined by crumbling old buildings, a terrified voice warning her to be careful, and a body lying motionless in the grass—Trinity embarks upon a dark odyssey she could never have imagined. She'll stop at nothing to better understand her abilities, convinced that doing so is the only way she can make sure the terrifying images she sees never actually happen. But it seems everyone wants to stop her. Her aunt is worried Trinity might discover secrets best left in the past. Her best friend, Victoria, is afraid Trinity is slipping away, her boyfriend, Chase, fears she’s taking too many chances, and the lead detective will barely let her out of his sight. Only one person stands by her side, and in doing so, he slips deeper and deeper into her heart—and her dreams—blurring the lines of reality and illusion. When the dust settles, one of them will be dead
Want to win a copy of Broken Illusioins? Just tell me your favorite book set in New Orleans. (And no, it doesn’t have to be mine, especially if you haven’t read it or hated it—LOL.) This is a hard question for me, because it’s hard for non-New Orleanians to capture the city well, so I have to bow to Anne Rice—and not her vampire books, but a historical she wrote called The Feast of All Saints that delves into the complex racial history of the city. Fabulous book!
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