192670: Illusion Illusion
By Frank Peretti / Howard Books

Magicians Dane and Mandy Collins are about to retire when a car accident claims Mandy’s life. A grieving Dane goes to see a new magic act—and is shocked to find a 19-year-old version of his Mandy. When the two reunite, can they uncover the conspiracy behind their meeting, Mandy’s supernatural magic, and who’s following them? 576 pages, hardcover from Howard.

My Review: Let me just start by saying “HE’S BAAAACK!”  It’s been a while since Frank Peretti has released a book and I have to say his last couple weren’t my favorites. And when I started this one I had some questions about this one. But as the story progressed I was sucked into this story.

First a look at the main characters. I quickly found myself relating to Dane’s pain. He lost the love of his life after nearly 40 years of marriage. At times in the story he was ready to give up on life, but something kept pushing him forward. The young and talented magician, Eloise Karmer. Not only was she a reminder of his late wife but she brought a freshness to the magic that kept not only her audiences captivated but Dane as well. Eloise was also an enjoyable character to follow in this story. She carried a tremendous burden on her shoulders and didn’t understand what was going on in her life.

The storyline was unique to say the least. I don’t want to give too much away, but early on I had my doubts about where the story would go and would I really like it.  But as I read and Mr. Peretti started revealing little tidbits of what was happening I wanted to know more. I wanted to know how the story would end. And I held my breath toward the end of this story not sure how he would end it.

If you’ve been a Frank Peretti fan I have little doubt that you will find this one of his best stories.  If you’ve never read Frank Peretti, shame on you!  Just kidding. If you’ve never read his books before and you like an adventure that’s a little “out of this world” then you’ll enjoy this story. 

Disclaimer: I would like to thank the publisher for the opportunity to review this book. I was under no obligation other than to give my honest opinion.

GIVEAWAY!  Even though, I received a digital advanced reader copy I enjoyed this book so much I’ll give away a copy of it. All you have to do is enter a comment below. I’ll pick a winner on March 21 at 9:00 PM PDT.   Be Sure to check out my other give aways as well.


14 Replies to “Illusion–Frank Peretti”

  1. Never a dull moment with a Frank Peretti novel! He’s finally back! Please enter me. Thank you.

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  2. I am looking forward to reading this. Sounds intriguing. I loved the This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness books. I haven’t read anything by Frank since then. So, I’m interested to see how this book compares. I want to be entered into the giveaway, please.

  3. When I worked at Book Warehouse, before they closed down so many years ago, I remember seeing This Present Darkness on the shelf. I did pick it up once and browsed through it while working, but I never got around to buying a copy. Since then I’ve wondered about his writing but still never picked up another of his books.
    The above blog makes me curious now. I will definitely have to check on his books.

  4. I have Illusion on my wish list and look forward to reading. Thanks for the great review. Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.

  5. I’ve never read any of Frank’s books,but I’ve heard that their awesome! Please only enter me if it’s a paperback that you’re giving away.

  6. I still remember my first experience reading This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness…wow! I’ve been looking forward to Illusion, Please add me!
    Worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  7. I’d love to be entered in your contest. It’s so good to hear Peretti has another hit. I can’t wait
    to see how he weaves his story with faith.

    Thanks for sharing today!

  8. I’d love to win this one. Have been a Peretti fan since his very first book. Thought I was going to review it myself but never heard back from the publicity group who offered it to me.

  9. I haven’t seen a new Frank Perritti book in years and did enjoy the ones that I had read. Thank you for the opportunity of reading this one.


  10. Frank Peretti has long held a position on my favorite authors list. I am excited that he has a new book available and would love to be the lucky winner of this copy. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Jan Marie

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