Tuesday, December 18, 2012

ARC Review: The League of Ilusion: Legacy by Vivi Anna

Title: The League of Illusion: Legacy
Author : Vivi Anna
Genre: Paranormal Steam Punk Romance
Source: NetGalley
Expected Publish date:  December 31st 2012 by Carina Press
Reviewer: Cerridwen

Former thief Jovan Davenport is the black sheep in a family of powerful sorcerers. But when his dying father—head of the League of Illusion—reaches out for help, Jovan has no choice but to accept. He must find his missing brother Sebastian and stop the power-hungry Hawthorne family from taking control of the council. If only they’d appointed someone other than Skylar Vanguard to help him in his quest.

Skylar, a druid and accomplished tracker, has spent three years trying to forget her past, especially Jovan Davenport. Once in love, she left Jovan when she discovered his betrayal. She wants nothing to do with him or his family, but must obey the council’s will by accompanying Jovan and reporting back on his progress.

Forced to work alongside each other, neither of them expects their passion to return so quickly. But as the conspiracy deepens in a steam-powered world of dirigibles and mechanical golems, will their secrets stand in the way of their mission…and their love?

 I guess I do judge a book by it's cover. I say that because this one I can stare and stare and stare.....Just enough to tease a girl. But you didn't read this to find out how I felt about the cover. Even if the model from the nose down is hot.
The story starts out with Jovan watching over some gambling action on the streets and gets called out. This is where we learn of his smart mouth and have no fear attitude. A real "rules are made to be broken" kind of guy. Leads you to wonder if this is why he and Skylar couldn't hang together for long.
An adventure awaits that will take you on a hunt through steam punk time.
Let me for warn those that stay clear of steam punk, Vivi Anna delivers it in a way that explains the few contraptions that are introduced. They relate to the story and there is just enough to give you the "feel" for it, not an overload of steam contraptions like some books have.
I did feel a bit like I wanted a longer relationship development  between Skylar and Jovan.
this book has turned me onto Vivi Anna though, and I have added some of her others to my TBR list.

No comments:

Post a Comment

This is an award free blog. Thank you for all of your comments.