Of Love and Illusions review Ø 103

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Of Love and Illusions review Ø 103 Ë Thomas Pendelton was born into wealth and prestige He has a sensitive heart and wants nothing than to write poetry Instead he is apprenticing for Neville Wighton the Great an aging magician who has become somewhat crazed over the years in his pursuit of fame With Thomas’ help Wighton is about to premiere theThomas Pendelton was born into wealth and prestige He has a sensitive heart and wants nothing than to write poetry Instead he is apprenticing for Neville Wighton the Great an aging magician who has become somewhat crazed over the years in his pursuit of fame With Thomas’ help Wighton is about to premiere the greate. Recently in October I had to watch The Ilusionist for school and this book reminded me of it so much but better since it has a deep and moving love story And though I may still have to hide from those who would intend me harm I can at least stop hiding from one person in particular Myself Illusions is about Thomas and Saverio both apprentices of famous magicians but for different reasons The story starts when Thomas' magician perfoms an impossible trick that makes Saverio's magician seem less expectacular that's why Saverio has to find a way to discover the secret and Thomas seems the uickest way to get to the magician Obviously there is a romance between them but it also gets dark because it is set in the 1800s when it was badly seen for people to love other people of the same genderThe first aspect to highlight about Illusions is the way it's written instead of having chapters this book is divided by journal entrys which was amazing for me because it meant we got to see the true and deepest feelings from both of our main characters O the things I tolerate to portray the ultimate illusion love Firstly I loved Saverio's character I think he was my favorite even though Thomas wasn't that far away either What made Saverio uniue was his depth he felt so real and I was able to relate to him through most of the book He had to deal with so many things you know when you tell a lie and then you have to tell lies to cover up for the first one Well that was Saverio's life for a long time in this book which was so sad because he's so much than lies But where would I go What would I do And who would I be in this new place I have thought on my earlier uestions and have come up with my answers Anywhere Anything And anyone Thomas on the other hand was such a cinnamon roll So sweet and caring for everyone around him even though most of them didn't deserve it I also loved the great development he had throughout the story At the beginning he was so good that it made him weak but by the end he was confident and empowered but without leaving his compassion behindAlthough the magic element was very interesting I would have liked to know about it This story centers around the romance and then everything else is just a small addition That's one of the reasons this book can't have a 5 stars from me and also because the ending was kind of predictable I only got lost for a short period of time and then I knew how the ending was going to be againAll in all I would 100% recommend this book if you're looking for a mm sweet and deep romance which you can't help but fall in love with them and their relationship as you see them grow However if you're looking for a romancefantasy story this may not be for you since it so focused on the romance aspect

Madeline J. Reynolds Å 3 characters

St illusion seen by man for Thomas possesses something no other illusionist has real magic Many in the theatrical world are desperate to learn Wighton’s big secret One such magician is Paolo il Magnifico His apprentice Saverio Moretti is also seeking the answer He has a scheme to get close to Wighton by seducing Th. Thank you to netgalley for giving me an e ARC for an honest reviewO the things I tolerate to portray the ultimate illusion loveThomas is a gentle soul who wants nothing than to write poetry but he is stuck as a magician apprentice to Neville Whiton the Great because he hides a secret he possesses real magicSaverio is a magicians apprentice to the rival of Neville and has set out to find out how Neville does and unbelievable trick but not for his master's profit Saverio has a plan of his own and he's will to do anything for it Set in 1898 London both Thomas and Saverio keep journals of their lives and through them we follow the story of their greatest illusions This is a story of love betrayal and of course magic ✅Historical Fiction LGBT Romance with a mix of magic✅Charecter driven plot with wonderfully detailed dialogue✅Madeline J Reynolds writting style is amazing✅Story is told through two point of views from our main protagonists through diary entries and was beautifully done❌The story swapped to 3rd person right at the end and i was a bit confused but once I realised what had happened it didnt matterI can't express how much i loved this book Reynolds writting style is amazing She has become an instant buy author for me It took me maybe 3 chapters to get into the rhythm of the diary entries but after that i was hooked I was expecting the story to be about 2 men who were rivals and tried to outdo each others magic tricks What i got was an amazing love story that was so beautiful and emotional a coming out story a devestating betrayal and the grandest illusion Though the story follows both young men's journals and it tells the events in past tense and yes it is overly detailed for a journal entry but this is fiction not real life this never takes anything from the story in fact I think it made it gripping I dont want to spoil the story for anyone because i will be recommending this book to EVERYONE so i wont say any but this is one of my favorite books ive read this year and i cant wait to see what Reynolds writes next🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟5

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Of Love and IllusionsOmas but seduction turns to real feelings Now the young men must struggle to keep the secret of their romance as well as the secret of Thomas’ magic as both of these things could cost Thomas his life Through journal entries posters letters and other documents ILLUSIONS is a story of love betrayal and of course magi. Yet all my life ever since I had a concept of what I am and how different I am from the world around me I have searched and scoured for any sign that magic exists somewhere with other people but my searches have proved fruitless If there are others who wield such talents they have done a magnificent job of keeping that fact hidden Just another sign that I must do the sameFirst of all thank you to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for sending me a digital ARC in exchange for my honest review Illusions is about two magician's apprentices caught deep in a web of magic and secrecy Well known magician Neville Wighton has gained a place in the international spotlight by debuting a trick where he vanishes into thin air with the secret help of his apprentice Thomas Thomas is used to keeping his magical abilities well hidden But the appearance of Saverio a handsome young man with motives of his own threatens to reveal Thomas to the magical community and to the world at large One boy would do anything to keep his secret and the other would do anything to find it out But what happens when they begin to feel something far beyond enmity or even friendship for each otherIf I'm being honest this was a difficult read for me The romance is lovely and the story has its merits but I couldn't find a single reason for it to be told almost exclusively in journal and letter format If anything this decision shot the story in the foot it removed all suspense from the narrative and brought the reader so close to the characters that it felt claustrophobic First person narration written in traditional prose or even third person would have been better Maybe the settings would have retained life the descriptions not so rushed There was also the added frustration that the characters knew how each scene ended before they even began describing it and so did the readerAll things considered this story has promise But the format was distracting and counterproductive enough to take a lot away from the lovely characters and positive message While positive LGBT representation is always a good thing Illusions could have done it better