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Illusions of Fate

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Downton Abbey meets Cassandra Clare in this lush, romantic fantasy from Kiersten White, #1 New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken.

"Illusions of Fate is an absolute delight-a magical, sparkling, dangerous world with witty repartee and a romance that will light your heart on fire. Kiersten White's best yet."-Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss

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 the gorgeous, enigmatic Finn, who introduces her to the secret world of Albion's nobility. It's a world that has everything Jessamin doesn't-power, money, status . . . and magic. But Finn has secrets of his own, and the vicious Lord Downpike will do anything to possess them. Unless Jessamin, armed only with her wits, can stop him.

Readers who love Libba Bray, Cassanda Clare, or Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell won't want to miss this captivating stand-alone novel.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 17mm | 228g
  • HarperTeen
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062135902
  • 9780062135902
  • 204,653

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One ordinary girl will be swept up in a world of romance, deception--and magic.

When she left her island home to study in gray, dreary Albion, Jessamin never thought she'd discover a secret world. She never expected to be caught in a power struggle between sinister Lord Downpike and charming Finn Ackerly. And she never imagined that she'd win Finn's affections--or that it might be up to her to save him. Fortunately, fate has other ideas. . . .
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Review quote

"Illusions of Fate is an absolute delight-a magical, sparkling, dangerous world with witty repartee and a romance that will light your heart on fire. Kiersten White's best yet." -- Stephanie Perkins, internationally bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss "This well-written historical fantasy has romance, suspense, a fairy-tale feel, and a great ending that will leave readers cheering." -- School Library Journal "An enticing blend of Victorian scenery and dark magic." -- ALA Booklist "Inventive, fun, and enthralling from the first page to the last. Readers will find a new favorite protagonist in Jessamin Olea." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) "Deliciously original in its intriguing plot and irresistible characters. ILLUSIONS OF FATE may be filled with spells, but it's Kiersten White who is truly magic." -- Andrea Cremer, international bestselling author of the Nightshade series "A wicked plot twist will have readers gasping for air, and a happy ending, complete with a swoonworthy kiss, is likely to please." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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About Kiersten White

Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy, The Chaos of Stars, and the psychological thrillers Mind Games and Perfect Lies. She has neither magic nor a pet bird, but wants both. Kiersten lives with her family in San Diego, California.
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6,117 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 29% (1,796)
4 38% (2,316)
3 24% (1,490)
2 6% (364)
1 2% (151)
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