Friday, September 27, 2013

Delusion by Laura Sullivan - OPTIONAL

Sullivan, Laura L. Delusion, 341 p. Harcourt, 2013.  Mature Content: PG (allusions to sleeping together).  

Phil and Fee were about to unveil their greatest illusion ever, when the great city of London was bombed almost to oblivion by the planes of Germany.  Now the sisters have found themselves banished to a tiny hamlet in extreme rural England – so rural that they don’t even know there is a war going on.  As determined as Phil is to get the locals involved, her efforts are met with stern resistance.  Fee is no help, because she prefers to wander the lanes and meadows, dreaming about finding true love.  When the girls discover a secret castle, filled with real magicians, their lives are almost over.  But the sisters’ lineage hides a great secret and they may just be able to force everyone to cooperate.  

I so wanted this book to be a great find.  All of the elements are there, but they don’t coalesce into a satisfying read.  The girls are alternately pushy and forward and then frustratingly naïve.  The juxtaposition doesn’t work for me.  On the whole it is  fairly exciting and rather harmless, just not extremely memorable.  

MS, HS – OPTIONAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher.

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