Waiting on Wednesday – Illusions of Fate

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Waiting on Wednesday – Illusions of Fate
Illusions of Fate

Written by: Kiersten White
Published by: HarperTeen
Release date: September 9th 2014
Pages: 288
Buy: B&N, Amazon, Book Depository
Add on: Goodreads
Also by this author: Illusions of Fate

“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.


There are so many reasons why I am dying to read this book, but other people (including the author herself) have already said it better than me:

It’s a standalone. It’s a psuedo-historical fantasy—think Howl’s Moving Castle meets Downton Abbey meets Pride and Prejudice meets MAGIC AND KISSING YES PLEASE. Manners! Class divides! Ensorcelled birds! Me pretending like ensorcelled is a word!

Kiersten White

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

You had me at Downton Abbey + magic. *_*

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19 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday – Illusions of Fate

  1. Please don’t be disturbed if my flails overwhelm you. I am SO EXCITED for this one! I mean I can’t even think of something that combines my loves better. Kiersten White knew the way to my heart with this one–Howl’s Moving Castle?!?! Downton Abbey?!?!? Pride & Prejuice?!?!? I just. Can’t.


    • NOT DISTURBED AT ALL. I sort of just included those quotes above, because if I’d actually written more words, they would’ve been incoherent. DOWNTON ABBEY. MAGIC. MANNERS. WITTY REPARTEE. Words can’t even. I am so so so excited. :D

  2. I really enjoyed the two books I’ve read by this author and am waiting for more! I really love this cover as well (aside from that kind of disturbing blue glow around the text), plus “MAGIC AND KISSING YES PLEASE” basically got me, lol! Lovely pick, Nikki! <3

  3. Great pick! I can’t wait for this one – anything that says Downton Abbey pretty much has me, but DA plus magic plus Pride and Prejudice – umm yes please want that now! Love the cover art as well. Thanks for sharing!

  4. This sounds good, but I’m on the fence about it. I liked the voice in PARANORMALCY (still haven’t finished the series), but I wasn’t a big fan of MIND GAMES. I don’t know if I should try another book of her if I don’t love them much… ):

    • I read a couple(?) books in the Paranormalcy series, but didn’t finish it either. Haven’t read Mind Games… but… but… DOWNTON ABBEY MEETS MAGIC! I can’t not be excited for that. ;)

  5. I saw the book cover before somewhere and I thought it was gorgeous! But it’s the first time I read the blurb and this book sounds so good! Thanks for sharing.

  6. I’m so excited for Illusions of Fate! It does seem like it really could be the author’s best yet, as Stephanie Perkins says. It sounds like such an exciting read. :)

  7. Eeeep, I’ve never ever heard of this one! It sounds really awesome like it could be seriously addictive XD I love that it’s a standalone too because it’s like a rarity thing these days. Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention, I need to add it to my TBR! Awesome pick ^^

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