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Broken Illusions (Midnight Dragonfly #2)

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  189 ratings  ·  25 reviews
It’s Mardi Gras, but for 16 year-old psychic Trinity Monsour this is no time for celebration. Another girl is missing. Haunted by visions she doesn’t understand—of an empty street lined by crumbling old buildings, a terrified voice warning her to be careful, and a body lying motionless in the grass—Trinity embarks upon a dark odyssey she could never have imagined. She'll s ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 8th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin
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♥ Ashleigh ♥  contrary to popular belief im not actually mad!
this book may have been just a bit too YA for me, I managed to get to page 126 then I became really impatient and I didn't overly care about Trinity's relationship status with Chase or her aunt's weirdo cop boyfriend, I just wanted to get to the good bits! and find out who was behind all this.
... so I skipped like 2/3 of the book, have to say I didn't see the end coming - I suppose not super surprising being that I didn't read most of the book.
the end was still depressing which I think is a mass
Cary Morton
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Intense. That’s what I have to say about this book. Deep breath. Okay, let’s get down to the nitty gritty. The writing was well done. There weren’t a multitude of grammar, spelling, or punctuation mistakes. The narrative was clean, easy-to-follow, and fast paced. However, there were a few problems with the story that made me rate this book as a 4 star rather than a 5…

While I love the world building of this series, it
Better than the first! Review to come....


'Broken Illusions is the second novel in the Midnight Dragonfly trilogy. After the events in the first book, Trinity is still learning more about her abilities and coping with everything that's happened, while living a "normal" life at the same time, when another girl goes missing.

It was a LOT better than the first. We know more about Trinity's abilities while discovering more about them at the same time. I wasn't as confused in this one as I was t
SJH (A Dream of Books)
'Broken Illusions' is the second book in Ellie James's series about teenage psychic Trinity Monsour. Trinity is still trying to come to terms with the events which unfolded in 'Shattered Dreams' when another girl goes missing from New Orleans.

Trinity has visions and dreams of the past and the future. A lot of the story focuses on the way she tries to make sense of the flashes and the things she sees, not only to save an innocent girl but also to save herself. She is determined to find out more a
*An ARC was provided by St. Martin's Griffin in exchange for an honest review*

After reading and liking the first book, Shattered Dreams, I was pretty excited to read this one. And, in ways, it was even better.

It was a good idea. It really was. Like I said in my review of Shattered Dreams, I love the combination of psychics and mystery. It’s such a cool, original idea, and it really work well. I feel like there might have been a bit too much drama in this one, but that’s hardly enough to make me
Addie R.
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Broken Illusions was a fantastic sequel to Shattered Dreams. It was just as fast-paced and addicting as the first. You may think this is just a story about psychics and mystery, but it was so much more complex than that. But so complex, that it did leave me to be confused at times. However, in the end, everything makes sense and was completely unexpected.

The characters were all realistic, just as they were in the first. Chase and Trinity
Nina at Death Books and Tea
Review: Once again, Trinity and her psychic powers are used to solve a mystery. This time, she gets the first clues via a Ouija board. The visions come, and Trinity knows that if she doesn’t do anything about it, then that girl might die. But there’s a lot of opposition from all sides.
I kind of enjoyed the first one, but didn’t really get into the characters. Apart from Trinity, who just about copes with all the things she sees. The others, I found boring again. Some were intriguing, but not hug
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Meh. This book wasn't as fast paced as the first in the series. I had to force myself to finish it and am having a serious debate with myself about buying the last book in this trilogy.
Liked it but did not like the end. Obviously Dylan is the one Trinity is supposed to end up with but Chase is a decent guy and good boyfriend who really loves Trinity but just has trouble sometimes witht the danger and the secrets Trinity keeps. I would have liked it better if (view spoiler) ...more
May 09, 2012 Susie rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Broken Illusions is the second book in the Midnight Dragonfly Series. This book picks up just a few months after "Shattered Dreams (book 1) leaves off, with the full cast of familiar characters. Once again Ellie James grips your imagination with her descriptions of New Orleans. We follow Trinity Monsour as she learns more about herself and her psychic visions. Trinity's story is written in such a way as to make the reader feel what she feels, see what she sees. Broken Dreams is a roller-coaster ...more
This was the 2nd book in the series and it was just a 3 star book for me. Again I didn't love the writers style of writing, I didn't really like the main character Trinity and at times I felt lost in her story and wondered what just happened. At least I can say the writer did surprise me at who she chose to be the killer, which I won't name and have a spoiler in here. Like I said in my first review, I may not have fell in love with these two books but I'd give the writer another shot.
Dr susan
I understand that evil and death exist; I have seen more death in my life than I like to think about. So when I read for escape, I like the evil and death to be much less first person than it is in Broken Illusions. This book is not for readers looking for happy endings and unicorns. Broken Illusions is a good book, but it is dark, tragic, and too real to be comfortable...Since finishing the trilogy, I have decided to put all three books on my read-again list.
Jaime Lester
Wow. Just wow! I don't even know what else to say right now. I really enjoyed the previous book in the series, Shattered Dreams, but Ellie James took it to a whole new level with Broken Illusions. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait for the next book, Fragile Darkness, to get here in November! Be warned, fans of the series, the ending of this one is pretty rough. Even if you have a different preference, it is still rough.
Kelly Thomas
i was unable to finish this book as i found it long winded and slow and i got bored reading it. i will try again a different time but at the moment i have to give it a low rating.
Parts of this book I liked better than the last one, except Chase. (Again.) (view spoiler)

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This one was so much better than the first one!!!!! I could not stop reading!

Ugh I'm still crying! I was not expecting that ending but it was incredible!
This book really didn't work for me, and I can't say why. I'm hoping that I like the third one as well as I liked the first.
Connie Garcia
Aww such a sweet story!! No not Chase !! That was so sad to see him go!! Such a wonderful read I loved it !!
Andrea Lira-Martinez
Loved SHATTERED DREAMS. Fell in love with BROKEN ILLUSIONS. I devoured it completely. Cannot wait for FRAGILE DARKNESS!
This was the 2nd book. I totally didn't expect the ending. It was a total shocker. Can't wait for the next one.
Sakura Yaseen
GREAT but why did it have to be Chase!!!? Cruel and not fair!!!
Meghan Hunt
Paranormal mystery with a little romance set in New Orleans.
Can't wait for the next book!
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Ellie James believes in dreams, destiny, and possibility. A native of south Louisiana, she grew up immersed in legend, surrounded by history and drenched in mystery. She penned her first work of fiction at six, turning to suspense three years later with Jacquie and the Swamp. Even before graduating from the LSU Manship School of Journalism, Ellie always had a tragic poem, tender story, or intrigui ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Midnight Dragonfly (3 books)
  • Shattered Dreams (Midnight Dragonfly, #1)
  • Fragile Darkness (Midnight Dragonfly, #3)
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