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Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Illusive by Emily Lloyd-JonesIllusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Series: Illusive #1
Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: July 15, 2014
Publisher: Little Brown Young Readers
Source: Bought
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Rating: three-stars

The X-Men meets Ocean's Eleven in this edge-of-your-seat sci-fi adventure about a band of "super" criminals.

When the MK virus swept across the planet, a vaccine was created to stop the epidemic, but it came with some unexpected side effects. A small percentage of the population developed superhero-like powers. Seventeen-year-old Ciere Giba has the handy ability to change her appearance at will. She's what's known as an illusionist...She's also a thief.

After a robbery goes awry, Ciere must team up with a group of fellow super-powered criminals on another job that most would consider too reckless. The formula for the vaccine that gave them their abilities was supposedly destroyed years ago. But what if it wasn't?

The lines between good and bad, us and them, and freedom and entrapment are blurred as Ciere and the rest of her crew become embroiled in a deadly race against the government that could cost them their lives.

Illusive incorporates two of my favourite things: heists and superpowers. Since Illusive hasn’t been too hyped up, I wasn’t sure what to expect going into it. All I knew was that the book has been pitched as Ocean’s Eleven meets X-Men. And while I feel like the heist part was lacking just a little, it’s a pretty accurate pitch, in my opinion. Continue reading