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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Behind Every Illusion

Christina Harner

Published June 2009

500 pages

Rating: B


When soft-spoken Tatiana turns eighteen, she begins to experience unusual changes. Suddenly, she can read minds, sense emotions and move at a speed that far surpasses anything she’s known before. When her physical features begin to change as well, Tatiana tries desperately to keep her new abilities a secret. Amidst tragedy, unimaginable transformations and an unexpected friendship, Tatiana has to learn to reveal the girl hidden behind her illusions and what it means to face the world in order to preserve not only the
forest but her very existence.

My review

First of all, I want to thank Christina for mailing and signing the book for me. She's super nice! And good job for being a self-published author! Anyway, I liked Behind Every Illusion. I have to admit that the book was a bit slow at the beginning but I really started getting into it near the end. I love reading about faeries too so it was a good read. Not great but good. The thing I love about this book is that Christina also included the state of our planet into the plot. I think that the environment is SO important and people need to know the issues of our world, which is exactly what Christina has created by writing her book. Her readers will now be more aware of our planet, which makes me happy. She is the first author (out of the books I've read) that has written about our planetary issues. Not only did Christina write about our planet's issues but she also wrote about the issues people have. The main character, Tatiana, has to go through so much and her story is inspirational. Tatiana was strong and caring even though her world was turned upside down. I loved that.

Any bad things about the book? I think that the book could've been more captivating and interesting but it did get really good near the end. Lots of twists and turns and secrets. I recommend this book to whoever loves cute books with a good plot. It's a great summer read. Oh and I LOVE the cover.



  1. I love the cover too! I gave you girls an award at my blog : D http://anaddictedbookreader.blogspot.com/2009/10/superior-scribbler-award.html

  2. Hm, sounds interesting, I might have to check it out, especially since she's a self-published author. Thanks for the nice review! And the cover is very pretty. :)

  3. Great review and I jsut might have to give this one a try! :) Love the cover too :)

  4. I never heard of this book before--but it sounds intriguing! Great review :)

  5. That is admirable that she included the importance of environmentalism.

  6. Beautiful cover! This one sounds great, I mean great twists and turns and secrets, WOW. :)
    By the way great review!!

  7. I was wondering why I hadn't heard much about this one, but now I guess that's due to the fact that it's self-published. Thanks for the review, because I love getting the chance to read more about the less-hyped books out there. It sounds really unusual and I'm definitely intrigued.


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