Perfect for those who enjoy: young adult urban fantasy, romance, and/or speculative fiction.
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.
K.R., review of Illusionary
I loved loved loved Illusionary! Reese is one of my all-time favorite characters. I see him as a sort of very grumpy Peter Pan, and can’t help but cheer for him the whole story long! This is a book I bought in paperback for myself and a friend (high praise from this Kindle- loving reader!)
Rated PG for mildly intense situations —little to no language
—clean (no-spice) romance
C.O. Bonham, review of Illusionary
So many feels! I don't know where to begin.
First of all this story is a book worms dream. So many references! There is no one book this riffs on but rather it is an ode to all the classics of childhood. Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz, and Alice in Wonderland all get their nod.
Kamryn Kensington is a wonderfully relate-able heroine. She may be an adult in years but like many she still struggles with 'adulting.' Her passion's and dreams are taking her in a different direction than her older sister would have her go. Unfortunately, when the two siblings butt heads it's Kam's head that takes the hit. Right at the bottom of the stairs. When she wakes up in the land of Ur she has some questions. What she gets is a mission from a very shifty Oracle, but few answers.
Together she and Reese, an all powerful storyteller, set out to rescue the Maker of Ur so hopefully he can send her home. No yellow brick roads here though, this journey takes them all over the map, and deep into places inside themselves that they both would rather avoid.
I loved the adventure and snark but most of all I loved the message. Adulting is not the same as maturing and growing up is just an illusion.
J.M. Hackman, author of the Firebrand Chronicles
Illusionary is a beautiful story with references to various fairytales (especially Peter Pan).
While the heroine Kam doesn't wield magic, this world is infused with magic and wonder. I fell in love with the swoony moments, the characters, and their journey and loved the happy ending. 💜
Jennifer Shelton, review of Illusionary
I truly loved this book. Your imagination is endless . It makes me feel like I'm in the story with the characters. And it is a clean and wholesome book. Can't wait for more.