Waiting on Wednesday: Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This one had me in the first sentence. Love X-Men? Check. Love Ocean's Eleven? Check. Love super heroes? Check. Love books where the characters are figuring something out and in sleuth mode? Check and check. Really. Can. Not. Wait! ;)

by Emily Lloyd-Jones
YA SciFi
July 15th 2014 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers


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.

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I just have to say that I love this cover!! I love how you see the girl's shadow again the "I" of Illusive. :) What do you think? Is this your kind of book?


  1. Jenn @ Tale of Two Doxies5/14/14, 2:36 AM

    This book is new to me but I'm with you on the first sentence. I read it and was like I need this! I love all of the above mentioned references. Thanks for sharing! - happy reading! :)

    My Waiting-Wishlist Wednesday

  2. Jenea Whittington5/14/14, 4:46 AM

    I just saw Ocean's Eleven for the first time the other day. :) This sounds good. Great pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

  3. It does have a fun cover. Great pick this week!

  4. kirstymariejonesstudioreads5/14/14, 7:13 AM

    Ahhh, okay, as awesome as it sounds (and it does, and I can't wait to read it) I really hate when anything's marketed with X-Men. I mean, I LOVE X-Men, so I read it, and then I'm disappointed when I don't like it. :( Hopefully this won't be one of those times. :)


    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  5. KatesBookLife5/14/14, 7:21 AM

    I do like the sound of this book and I'm with you one the cover. Thanks for sharing :)

  6. If i hadn't wanted already to read it before reading your blog, I definitely do now!!!

  7. I feel like this book has been on my too read list forever! I can't wait to read it :) great pick!

    Nemo @ Books with bree

  8. Cecilia Gray5/14/14, 2:20 PM

    I am PRO stalking, just so we're clear.... ;)

  9. Cecilia Gray5/14/14, 2:23 PM

    It's okay if you don't love Austen, Paij!!! We can find something else to bond over...ice cream? kitten videos on youtube? We'll get there...

  10. Sounds like a wonderful book and series! I've added them all to my to read list on goodreads! :D lovely giveaway!

  11. Stephanie Sandra Brown5/14/14, 6:39 PM

    This is such and interesting cover!

  12. It is really cute and fun! Did I already say that? It's worth repeating. ;)

  13. Fabulous, Maria! Thanks for stopping by!

  14. "'X-Men' meets 'Ocean's Eleven'"?? Um, yes please! Awesome cover, too.


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