Waiting on Wednesday: Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

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

Here's my WOW pick this week:

Illusions of FateIllusions of Fate
by Kiersten White
YA Urban Fantasy
September 9th 2014 by HarperTeen


Downton Abbey meets Cassandra Clare in this lush, romantic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White.

“I did my best to keep you from crossing paths with this world. And I shall do my best to protect you now that you have.”

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.

Kiersten White captured readers’ hearts with her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy and its effortless mix of magic and real-world teenage humor. She returns to that winning combination of wit, charm, and enchantment in Illusions of Fate, a sparkling and romantic new novel perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare, The Madman’s Daughter, and Libba Bray.

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I love this author and I love these types of stories, so I can't wait to get my hands on a copy! What do you think? Is this one on your can't-wait-to-read list?


  1. What an intriguing choice - it sounds really good
    I gotta keep an eye on this one ;)
    Thanks for sharing and I hope you get to enjoy it a lot :)


  2. I loved the Paranormalcy series, so I'll definitely be giving this a try!

    Here's my WoW.

  3. I'm not into paranormal right now... loving the historical and contemporary genres for the time :)

  4. I love Kiersten White, I didn't know there is going to be a new book!

  5. Right there with you about this one, Tressa. Cannot wait to read it - it sounds SO good. :)

  6. I like this author too (and I love Cassandra Clare and Downton Abbey) so I'll definitely be reading this one. Great pick! ~Pam

  7. I often don't read fantasy unless recommended by someone so I look forward to reading this story based on your review.


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