Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication date: May 2015
Source: e-book ARC from Edelweiss
Jonathan is perfectly ordinary. But then—as every good adventure begins—the king swoops into port, and Jonathan and his father are enlisted to find the cure to a deadly plague. Jonathan discovers that he's a prodigy at working with a new chemical called fantillium, which creates shared hallucinations—or illusions. And just like that, Jonathan is knocked off his path.Things I Liked:
This had a really unique idea and concept and I thought the world building was really awesome. I loved how mind-bending it got near the end. The characters weren't amazing, but I think they took a back seat to the story and it's unique intriguing ideas. It was a complex story and I felt like I never quite grasped it all.
Things I Didn't Like:
As I said, characters were a bit flat and it felt like she took on something really big and didn't quite know what to do with it. It felt really long in places as well.
Nothing comes to mind...
BOOK CONTENT RATINGS:
some fighting, no gore really
Overall rating: ***
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