Monday, September 14, 2015

Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones

A deadly plague threatened the entire human population so a vaccine was rushed out without thorough testing.  A small group of those who received the vaccine developed some super powers.  Ciere is an illusionist - someone who can blend in with her surroundings seemingly becoming invisible.  Without any really good options, she joins a crime syndicate joining robberies as ordered along with her good friend Devon.  But Devon is captured by the government and placed under the control of a mentalist who can force him to do whatever they want.  Ciere and her other friends take a job that's so dangerous everyone else has passed on it.  They find out why when they retrieve the item which could end up bringing about the downfall of all of them.

This was a fast-paced book but I never got fully invested with any of the characters.  I think part of the problem was that I didn't entirely grasp all the powers and what they could do.  While I like a book where the author isn't talking down to the reader, I like a little more help in "getting" the world being built.  Despite that, there are twists and turns a-plenty to keep you guessing.