Book Review: illusionary

Happy Monday!

I finally read illusionary! After working with Desiree Williams to design her new cover for it, I knew I had to read it. Plus I hear there’s going to be a cool book tour coming soon. So keep your eyes on the horizon!

Now about illusionary….

My Review

This story is fun and lighthearted yet tackles the topic of depression. The characters are lovable and their interactions are funny and endearing. Kam is a spunky 19 year old who doesn’t want to grow up who meets a very serious storyteller and his tribe of rambunctious boys in the fantastical land of Ur via her fall down the stairs. To return home, she must complete a mission given to her by the elusive Oracle.  Sparks fly, laughter ensues amid serious moments of reflection and growth and the battle of good verses evil. It’s a beautifully blended reflection of life.  And that ending? So perfect.

It’s a Peter Pan meets Wizard of Oz love story set in our contemporary world and the enchanting land of Ur that only a storyteller could create. If that sounds like your cup of tea, then definitely check this out!

The Book

Dorothy got sucked into a tornado.
Alice fell down a hole.
Wendy flew to Neverland.
Kamryn? She tripped down the stairs.

Now, Kamryn Kensington finds herself in a strange new world. Within minutes of her arrival, she dodges an archer’s arrow and avoids getting sliced up by a cosplay reject holding a dagger to her throat. And that’s before the storyteller’s breath brings stories to life.

Home is the mission—to return to her family and pursue her life’s dream of art and travel. Yet the longer she’s in the Land of Ur, the harder it is not to feel for the people she meets. Even her artistic side can’t help but breathe in the beautiful wonder and magic of this new world. So when the Oracle hands her a different quest, she takes it on the condition he sends her home afterward.
No one thought to warn her of a jealous queen and her dragon minions. Or that, by helping her, the cute storyteller would go crazy. Or that her heart would rip in two when she left. Those would’ve been great facts to know ahead of time.

Considering that nothing in Ur is what it seems, the mission proves to be more than she ever imagined. But more than her own future will be in jeopardy if Kamryn doesn’t succeed. 

Add it to your Goodreads!

The Author

Desiree Williams is a dreamer by day and chocoholic by night. She lives in the beautiful state of Kentucky with her husband and daughter, where she juggles life as a wannabe supermom. Desiree is a lover of food and avoider of dirty dishes. She delights in making people laugh and strives to bring hope and love with her wherever she goes.

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5 thoughts on “Book Review: illusionary

  1. Desiree says:

    Aw, such a beautifully written review! Thanks so much! I’m beyond thrilled you enjoyed the adventures. =D

    1. jlmbewe says:

      You’re welcome! It was a beautiful story! <3

    1. jlmbewe says:

      Thank you so much, Jenelle! And it was a delightful story! Thank you for stopping by!

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