Superpowers! Celebrating ILLUSIVE
This week, we’re celebrating the debut of Emily Lloyd Jones’ YA novel, ILLUSIVE, pitched as X-Men meets Ocean’s Eleven! Wow, does that sound awesome or what? Let me tell you a secret. It is! If you love both of those movies then this book is for you. Emily has asked us:
What kind of superpower would you like to have, and why?
This is a hard question! I mean, there are so many cool superpowers out there, and it would really depend on the day or the mood I am in. Can I just have a closet full of superpowers outfits? Then if I put on a certain outfit, I could take on those superpowers. That would be pretty cool if you asked me.
So I did a vlog with the YA Rebels a while back on this very topic. Unfortantely, Emily hadn’t published ILLUSIVE yet so I wasn’t able to mention her book, but it would have been the best example ever, don’t you think?
Check it out here or watch below:
So…If you could have any superpower, which one would you choose?
Here’s the blurb of the book:
When the MK virus swept across the planet, a vaccine was created to stop the epidemic, but it came with some unexpected side effects. A small percentage of the population developed superhero-like powers. Seventeen-year-old Ciere Giba has the handy ability to change her appearance at will. She’s what’s known as an illusionist…She’s also a thief.
After a robbery goes awry, Ciere must team up with a group of fellow super-powered criminals on another job that most would consider too reckless. The formula for the vaccine that gave them their abilities was supposedly destroyed years ago. But what if it wasn’t?
The lines between good and bad, us and them, and freedom and entrapment are blurred as Ciere and the rest of her crew become embroiled in a deadly race against he government that could cost them their lives.
A little about Emily:
Emily Lloyd-Jones grew up on a vineyard in rural Oregon, where she played in evergreen forests and learned to fear sheep. After graduating from Western Oregon University with an English degree, she enrolled in the publishing program at Rosemont College just outside of Philadelphia. She currently resides in Northern California, working in a bookstore by day and writing by night.