Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Review : Behind Every Illusion - by Christina Harner



Title : Behind Every Illusion
Author: Christina Harner
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

About the book:

When soft-spoken Tatiana turns eighteen, she begins to experience unusual changes. Suddenly, she can read minds, sense emotions and move at a speed that far surpasses anything she’s known before. When her physical features begin to change as well, she begins to doubt her humanity. Having no clue where to turn, Tatiana tries desperately to keep her new abilities a secret. But her best friend and brother, Isaac, sees past her illusions and together they explore the significance of her differences and search out the meaning behind them. Amidst tragedy, unimaginable transformations and an unexpected friendship, Tatiana has to learn to reveal the girl hidden behind her illusions and what it means to face the world in order to preserve not only the forest but her very existence.

My Review

This book is a story of a girl who is timid, introvert and very shy.She is scared to talk to people. She always thinks that those around her are trying to judge her. Tatiana loses the ones she loves. She turns 18. She begins to experience unusual changes, both physically and mentally. Tatiana is not ready to accept this change. Life becomes too complicated and difficult for her. She doesn’t know where to turn. She doesn’t want people to think about her as a total freak. And so, she tries to keep it as a secret from everyone by hiding these changes behind the illusions. But then, these things are not that easy to hide.They do not get unnoticed by her brother Isaac. He decides that he will not let his sister to hide and ignore what she is turning into, and thus helps her in searching the meaning behind it.

The back of the copy says -
“Behind Every Illusion is the first book in an exciting series about the extraordinary ways the earth has evolved in a desperate attempt to save itself from the destruction caused by humankind.”

Every Living thing has its role on this earth. They are here to balance everything. But then, when humans fail to do so...there has to be something or someone who will help and get back the balance of mother earth.We have to be the part of it to change it.Many things in this book which are mentioned are shown in a different way.There are many sentences in this book which I like. For example “Willing to believe in the impossible “I am simply in love with the cover of the book. I kept on seeing it again and again while I was reading it :)

If you like reading fantasy then you would surely love this one. Also I felt that the book was dragged a bit. The author has repeated the explanation of each and every emotion Tatiana feels while discovering her own abilities many times.I actually wanted to go and shake Tatiana for not accepting what she is and the way she was taking things! It really got me irritated.But the book really kept me hooked. It’s an excellent read I am totally looking forward for the next one.

I simply loved it.

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