Illusions Of Fate Kiersten White Top Teen Novels

Original author: Kiersten White
Illusions of Fate  SYNOPSIS:
Jessamin has been an outcast since she moved from her island home of Melei to the dreary country of Albion. Everything changes when she meets Finn, a gorgeous, enigmatic young lord who introduces her to the secret world of Albion’s nobility, a world that has everything Jessamin doesn’t—power, money, status…and magic. But Finn has secrets of his own, dangerous secrets that the vicious Lord Downpike will do anything to possess. Unless Jessamin, armed only with her wits and her determination, can stop him.

This could have been a straight-up historical fiction but then we got magic! Jessamin is an “island rat” to the nobles, who somehow all want to help protect her. She’s going to be torn between at least two handsome gents. And we really hope she gets a little magic power of her own. The author does best with bad-ass lead females, after all.

This cover is practically electric. The blues pop from along the edge of the title, over Jessamin’s shoulder, and at the bottom of the lake on her tea cup. We love the blackbirds coming to life from the painted scene on the cup, and what is sure to be an important piece of jewelry in that extravagant silver ring.

Kiersten White is a New York Times bestselling young adult author. You may have read some of her other supernatural romances in the PARANORMALCY trilogy or the psychological thriller MIND GAMES. Kiersten lives with her family in San Diego, California. Find her online at!

[E]ngaging first-person, present-tense narration… (Kirkus Reviews)

[T]he characters make a believable and intriguing connection across their cultural divide. (Publishers Weekly)

YA Fantasy

Hardcover & ebook, 288 pages
Published on September 9th 2014 by HarperTeen (ISBN 0062135899)

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