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  1. says:

    Apart from the danger of choosing a book based on its cover we should all be aware of the dangers of basing one's choice on a book's synopsis We read one thing buy the book because that thing sounded great but t

  2. says:

    35 ⭐️ Stared off really stong and pulled me into its world instantly but it started to lag I really enjoyed the characters and the world but something was just missing

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    DNFThis is one of the books that I DNF'ed this year which is very rare and it might be 2nd or 3rd one this year Th

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    This engaging and evocative novel presents a different side of Victorian England than we're used to seeing one

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    I liked this book It was way on the darker side than I expected Which is a nice present Sometimes the magical world can come off as just that magical The author did a good job of portraying the other side of this profession Not the one as an audience member sees as all fun and illusions but the daily grind of this work and the people who live it Kind of like carnie people at a carnival Don't let the name Devil confuse y

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    A big old no Hey guess what? Saying I could have you anyways and her resistance excited him is uh about rape Not sexy not good Pretty goddamned bad Also there were several other instances that were just a big old pile of shit and on top of that not that interesting Booooooo Do not want or like or anything like it

  7. says:

    An interesting book about Victorian Theatre A mixed bunch of characters mainly connected to the theatre in some way From the unscrupulous theatre manager to Eliza the ultimate heroine they were all so well portra

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    Full review here book of the year so far Every once in a while you find a book that hooks you from the very first page and doesn't let go until long after you've finished it The Illusionists is one of those booksFrom the m

  9. says:

    I very much enjoy the magicianillusionist genre But this book is really at heart a romance There seems to be a lot of books published in the last year or so set in London in the late 1800s but that might be simply because I choose and read books in this fascinating era All of the main characters are involved in a theatre d

  10. says:

    Did not finish Probably should have been edited to 50% of it's actual length Got tired of waiting for something to happen though part of me wishes I'd had the fortitude to stick with it

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The Illusionists

Za becomes the catalyst of change for his colleagues – a dwarf an eccentric engineer and an artist – as well as Devil himself And as Eliza embarks on a dangerous adventure she must decide which path to choose and how far she should go when she holds all their lives in her han. Full review here book of the year so far Every once in a while you find a book that hooks you from the very first page and doesn t let go until long after you ve finished it The Illusionists is one of those booksFrom the minute that I read the blurb for this novel I knew I was going to love it and I was not disappointed From the very first page you find yourself completely immersed in Victorian London the sights sounds and smells so well described you feel as if you are there walking alongside Devil as he goes about his daily life The novel also provides a fascinating insight into the world of Victorian magic and illusion revealing the amount of work behind the scenes that was necessary to make a show a success From the guillotine to the famous bullet trick you ll never look at magic in the same way againDevil Wix is a character worth a paragraph of his own A brilliant showman he is also witty and loveable and I found myself willing him to succeed Haunted by bad memories from his childhood he is a man determined to prove his worth in the world and along with his band of misfits he sets out to put on a show like no otherThe story moves at a relatively slow pace and at just under five hundred pages it s a hefty novel but one that is well worth taking your time over The characters are compelling darkly so at times and I found myself looking forward to immersing myself in their world for an hour or so each evening It s been a while since I ve been so eager to find out how a book ends yet at the same time so reluctant to say goodbye to the characters and the world that they inhabitTold in third person primarily from the perspectives of Devil and Eliza it is clear from the start that this is their story and you get the feeling that had the narrative reflected a different point of view Carlos or Jasper s in particular we as readers would have a completely different perception of Devil There are moments in the novel that you ought to hate him yet you instantly forgive him just as Eliza doesAs the Palmyra blossoms under Devil s ownership the man himself undergoes a transformation from an opportunist showman into a husband and eventually a father I found myself falling in love with him as the novel progressed and the ending image of Devil with his son on his shoulders is purposely a million miles away from the Devil that we met on the first page All of the characters mature and grow as the novel takes place over the span of twelve years a long time to cover but so expertly managed that it never feels drawn out and all makes perfect senseThe story is not unlike Sara Gruen s Water for Elephants in its themes of love triangles misfits and showmanship but at the same time it is entirely different from anything I have ever read beforeThe only predictable part of this novel was Devil and Eliza s relationship but even this doesn t run smoothly and as events begin to take a darker turn you find yourself wondering which characters will actually make it to the end55 stars So much than a love story The Illusionists is a story of friendship and fellowship of magic and illusion of life and death It is the most absorbing and atmospheric book that I have read this year by a mile Read it and you won t be disappointed The Black Ice Score (Parker, until long after you ve finished it The Illusionists is one of those booksFrom the minute that I read the blurb for this novel I knew I was going to love it and I was not disappointed From the very first page you find yourself completely immersed in Victorian London the sights sounds and smells so well described you feel as if you are there walking alongside Devil as he goes about his daily life The novel also provides a fascinating insight into the world of Victorian magic and illusion revealing the amount of work behind the scenes that was necessary to make a show a success From the guillotine to the famous bullet trick you ll never look at magic in the same way againDevil Wix is a character worth a paragraph of his own A brilliant showman he is also witty and loveable and I found myself willing him to succeed Haunted by bad memories from his childhood he is a man determined to prove his worth in the world and along with his band of misfits he sets out to put on a show like no otherThe story moves at a relatively slow pace and at just The Black Painting under five hundred pages it s a hefty novel but one that is well worth taking your time over The characters are compelling darkly so at times and I found myself looking forward to immersing myself in their world for an hour or so each evening It s been a while since I ve been so eager to find out how a book ends yet at the same time so reluctant to say goodbye to the characters and the world that they inhabitTold in third person primarily from the perspectives of Devil and Eliza it is clear from the start that this is their story and you get the feeling that had the narrative reflected a different point of view Carlos or Jasper s in particular we as readers would have a completely different perception of Devil There are moments in the novel that you ought to hate him yet you instantly forgive him just as Eliza doesAs the Palmyra blossoms Fire and Desire under Devil s ownership the man himself The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox undergoes a transformation from an opportunist showman into a husband and eventually a father I found myself falling in love with him as the novel progressed and the ending image of Devil with his son on his shoulders is purposely a million miles away from the Devil that we met on the first page All of the characters mature and grow as the novel takes place over the span of twelve years a long time to cover but so expertly managed that it never feels drawn out and all makes perfect senseThe story is not The Illusionists unlike Sara Gruen s Water for Elephants in its themes of love triangles misfits and showmanship but at the same time it is entirely different from anything I have ever read beforeThe only predictable part of this novel was Devil and Eliza s relationship but even this doesn t run smoothly and as events begin to take a darker turn you find yourself wondering which characters will actually make it to the end55 stars So much than a love story The Illusionists is a story of friendship and fellowship of magic and illusion of life and death It is the most absorbing and atmospheric book that I have read this year by a mile Read it and you won t be disappointed

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From the bestselling author of the phenomenally successful The Kashmir ShawlLondon 1885As a turbulent and change filled century draws to a close there has never been a better time to alter your fortune But for a beautiful young woman of limited means Eliza’s choices appear to l. 35 Stared off really stong and pulled me into its world instantly but it started to lag I really enjoyed the characters and the world but something was just missing

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Ie between the stifling domesticity of marriage or a downwards spiral to the streets – no matter how determined she is to forge her own pathOne night at a run down theatre she meets the charismatic Devil Wix – showman master of illusion fickle friend Drawn into his circle Eli. A big old no Hey guess what Saying I could have you anyways and her resistance excited him is uh about rape Not sexy not good Pretty goddamned bad Also there were several other instances that were just a big old pile of shit and on top of that not that interesting Booooooo Do not want or like or anything like it

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About the Author: Rosie Thomas

Janey King née Morris was born on 1947 in Denbigh Wales and also grew up in North Wales She read English at Oxford and after a spell in journalism and publishing began writing fiction after the birth of her first child Published since 1982 as Rosie Thomas she has written fourteen best selling novels deal with the common themes of love and loss She is one of only a few authors to have won