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Omas 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. 35I was intrigued by the blurb for Illusions which I see has now changed on the retail sites not having read too many books about magicians And while I did enjoy the story and it had great potential it didn’t turn out to be uite as entertaining as I had hoped I didn’t actually mind the way the story was told through the journal entries of each character and that may be because there was a lot detail to them than what you’d normally expect to find in a diary format The beginnings of each of the longer entries chapters started as if someone was writing in their journal but then morphed into of an actual narrative as each section progressed That led to me wondering why it wasn’t just written in alternating point of views instead of the hit and miss way with the journals It took me a bit to get pulled into the story it really wasn’t until the last half of the book that I was truly invested To be honest the first 50% or so dragged I know the set up was necessary to get to know Thomas and Sav but nothing really happened except for a few minor surprises There were a couple of times I did think of waving the white flag but by the end of the book I was glad I had stuck with it because Thomas is one of those endearing characters that you want all the good things to happen tofor Ms Reynolds threw in a few twist and turns that were unexpected and that helped win me over in the endThank you to Entangled Teen for the opportunity to read and review

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Of Love and IllusionsThomas 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

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Of Love and Illusions characters µ 107 í 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 premSt 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. All's fair in love and magic In a weird way this book reminds me of The Abyss Surrounds Us The two books are very different plot wise but they're alike in that although they both have interesting premises solid worlds and exciting plots we all know we're only here for the GaySo Let's 👏 talk 👏 about 👏 the Gay 👏 It's not the best romance I've ever read but it is still so adorable As the blurb says one of two main characters Saverio begins to romance the other one Thomas in order to gain information on Thomas' magician mentor's tricks Saverio is basically the bisexual not confirmed bi but pretty clear italian magician's apprentice we've all secretly needed in our lives Thomas is my adorkable gay poet son who just wants to be frickin' loved and then Saverio starts to actually fall for him and I'm just nonexistentFor some reason I really have a thing for magicianillusionist novels I love reading novels composed of clippings and diary entries and the seducing someone for personal gain turned love trope is that an actual trope I hope so is an odd favorite of mine so this book was kind of just written for me Illusions is a pretty niche book for these reasons though so if those three things aren't your cup of tea I honestly kind of doubt this will be the story that converts youMy main critiue of this book would be the pacing I really enjoyed the beginning of the book but there was very little action the action really only picked up around the last third of the book and it happened a bit suddenly as if it hadn't been planned out in the first part of the book I think it might have been better if at least the dangers had been laid out ahead of time so that there was of a feeling of suspenseBut overall I really enjoyed this book Sometimes one needs some cute magic gays in one's life Or maybe that's just me I just want Thomas to turn me into a paper butterfly so I can be immortalized in a bookstore with my magician children Thanks But is it so naive of me to want the type of passion I so often read about Is it foolish to want a love that is so wholly consuming that it causes me to ache Fate is cruel that way showing you exactly what you want even when it cannot be yours