Saturday, July 25, 2009

Traveling To Teens: Behind Every Illusion by Christina Harner Tour

Welcome to a Traveling to Teens book blog tour! Created by the lovely Yan and lovely Carol!

Christina Harner spent years studying the complexities of culture for her B.A. A lover of all things fantasy and creating imaginary beings and stories in her head, she is thrilled to finally blend her passions for anthropology, nature and the unknown realm of fairies together in her debut book. She wrote the Behind Every Illusion, while living in Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband and two children. You can learn more about the book at

Characters: 17/20
Plot: 16/20
Originality: 19/20
Writing: 18/20
Recommendation: 17/20
Overall: 87/100 or B
Tatiana Lewis is starting college with her brother Isaac this fall. She will be near her older sister, Bethany too. And her Aunt Ruth will always be around. Right after her eighteen birthday, she has abilities and they have to be kept a secret. She has no clue what would happen if anyone found out. Issac finds out about her abilities and tries to encourage Tatiana to let them manifest. Tatiana decides to continue life as normal as possible. She goes to college and instantly becomes friends with Winter. She is also an outsider and shares Tatiana's love of nature. Still Tatiana isn't able to tell her about her abilities. After tragedy happens, Tatiana accept herself and finds a purpose.
This book was pretty good. I liked how Tatiana wasn't sure of herself and shy. I could relate to her. Isaac was interesting, too. I loved his interest in Mythology. Bethany was awesome too. I really liked Adam, he was so... amazing. The plot was a bit slow, but at the end, I couldn't stop reading it. The message of protecting the environment was a little redundant, but well presented. Behind Every Illusion is very original. I am not sure what to call the creature that Tatiana is. Harner is a great writer too. I would recommend it to anyone that likes faeries or pixies.

I don't have the Interview at this time, but as soon as I do it will be posted here.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sarah,

    I found your blog through a link on Mrs. Magoo I really enjoy it and will be bookmarking it so I can come back often. : )



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