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Illusion (Chronicles of Nick #5)

4.42  ·  Rating Details ·  8,423 Ratings  ·  656 Reviews
Be careful what you wish for…

You just might get it.

Nick Gautier is tired of his destiny. He doesn’t want to be the son of a demon who’s fated to end the world. Nor does he want to see another demon or other preternatural creature who wants to kill or enslave him. He just wants to be normal and have normal problems like everyone else.

But normality isn’t all it’s cracked up
ebook, 416 pages
Published April 1st 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Dec 23, 2012 Louise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ash is only five feet tall ordinary teenage kid.
Artemis was married to Acheron.
Bubba is Nick's Father.
Kody is a ghost.
Thorn is out to kill Nick.
Nick is whining, crying and doesn't want to stand to fight. what the hell.

so which of the above mentioned is not an Illusion?

Over, under, around, or through, there’s always a way . You don’t give up and you never give in. They can scar your body and take your freedom, but only you can surrender your heart and soul.
Nothing is worth compromising yourself
This book followed a similar pattern to the previous 4, with quite a slow pace, and a paranormal/fantasy storyline, but this one was a bit more confusing as we had 2 different Nick’s, and two different realities, and I found it a little hard to keep up with what was happening.

Nick did have it rough in this story, waking up as a different version of yourself in an alternate reality would be bad, but knowing that your original body has the power to bring hell on earth, and is in less than capable
Sharon ∞❥ is an angst book junkie ❥∞
Poor Nick, for every step forward, it seems he has to take two steps back. In this book, not only is Nick's powers bound but they are...gone and so is his body, well, "his" regular body. Seems like Nick's soul has switched bodies with another Nick in an alternate universe. Guess that explains the ugly blue tux.


I never know what to expect with this series besides the fact that it's going to be all kinds of crazy and this one did not disappoint. was just a tad confusing. So Nick is diffe
Mar 22, 2013 Bookworm007 marked it as waiting-for-more  ·  review of another edition
Haven't read Inferno yet, (HECK, it ain't even out!!), and already I'm excited for Illusion!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

edit on April 12, 2013

Holy fuck, what what what the cover is out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@/&;$483@2'##*^^*}+

Damn, the smoky-ness looks so bad ass. But why is Nick hiding in the corner now, like on Inferno's cover?

#Nick get yo ass down here so we can see yo pretty face
Apr 09, 2013 Taschima marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

Jul 16, 2013 Daybelisbaez rated it it was amazing
OMG! With 12 books ,Twelve books!!! and you're giving me one per year!! you can't do dat!! i'm gonna die !! my anxious issues don't gonna make me resist!! D: Plese Mrs.Kenyon two books per year! PLEASE!!! March 2014 come soon please really soon!!!
Dec 27, 2012 Nandanie marked it as have-to-read




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Paul E. Petty
Although books like this usually come out once a year, I wonder...if there's 12 books total, will the books be released every 6 months or so once they're all written? It'd be real nice. I can't wait 8 more years for the rest of the books.
What can I say, Sherrilyn Kenyon delivers once again! This is by far the best book in the Con series and yet in typical Kenyon fashion she only promises us more.

We enter Illusion exactly where Inferno left off. Nick has entered an alternate reality where he sees some familiar faces but NO ONE is who they seem to be. Nick has to fight his way through this quagmire all the while trying to find his way home.

What really got me in this book was it was about Nick finding his way home, literally and
Apr 18, 2013 Lisa rated it it was amazing
I wish I could give this more than 5 stars!

Review to come soon!

"When Zavid started after them, he pulled him to a stop. 'What's the deal with this Malachai?'
'I don't know. I just joined him myself. But he seems level. Decent, even.'
He wasn't sure about that. He didn't believe in decency anymore. From anyone. 'He's with a half-daeve turncoat, a Charonte, and an Aamon, and you don't find that off?'
Zavid laughed. 'Wait until you meet his Arel girlfriend, lunatic mother, and the two human homicid
Nick Gautier (Go-shae) has been sent into an alternate dimension where he appears to be normal and cannot tap into his Malachai demon powers. Can he get home back into his own body before everything is destroyed? Read on and find out for yourself.

This was a great fifth installment of the Chronicles of Nick series. It was action-packed, hilarious, and was a pretty good read. I cannot wait to see what happens next to Nick in the future. Definitely check out the Chronicles of Nick series as you wil
Apr 14, 2013 Yodamom rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
Another great installment in the series. We learned a lot about Cody in this one.
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
I suspect I’m one of the very few people who are enjoying this YA spin-off, but aren’t at all familiar with the original adult paranormal romance series. In all honesty, Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series doesn’t appeal to me in the least. It’s not the type of thing I normally read, having developed allergies to PNR a long time ago, but her Chronicles of Nick, now at their fifth installment no less, are a whole different thing.

Even though it’s often more Middle Grade than Young Adult, I’ve been a fan o
Stephanie E
Wow...what an excellent addition to the series. It wrapped up the ending to the last book nicely. I am still not happy that (view spoiler). But the alternate world that created for the other Nick was believable. The only think that was not covered that I would have liked to see happen was (view spoiler), but with everything else that happened, I guess that can wait until the next book. I'm glad that Nicoda's backstory was f ...more
Jamie Roeske (*Jam and her TBR Jar*)

I was giving a $50 shopping spree on Book Outlet for Christmas from my mom and I stumbled upon all 5 of these books. They were all under $3 and I saw they they all had really high ratings!! I was so excited because the plot seemed right up my alley and the blurb already had me grinning. Oh how naive I was. Now I am ki
The Window Seat
Mar 07, 2014 The Window Seat rated it it was amazing
If you are a fan of the Dark Hunters, and have resisted the pull of The Chronicles of Nick, let me tell you it is time to start reading Infinity - because the two series have started to overlap and the latest release, Illusion, is one no Dark Hunter fan should resist!

Now, this book has soooooo many secrets revealed - both for the world of The Chronicles of Nick and the Dark Hunter world, that I must put a spoiler warning on this review - even though I won't reveal any secrets and talk around the
Aug 12, 2013 Nickyrian rated it it was amazing
This book was AWESOME!!! Kudos to Ms. Sherrilyn Kenyon. This book just earned 10 supernova stars. Most of the characters were from the Dark-Hunter series (i.e., Ash, Savitar, Thorn, Simi, the Devereaux sisters, etc.). No dull moments at all. It's very entertaining because of the usual Nick's smarty remarks. The story was written perfectly. I was floored to find out the lineage of Kody. Five down 8 books more to go. I don't think I can't wait another year for the 6th installment. Wahhh!
Oct 26, 2013 Yvenande rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of Sherrilyn Kenyon and her Dark-Hunter series
Actually 4.5 Euphoric Stars

The first part of this review is going to be an ode to the awesomeness that is Sherrilyn Kenyon

I love Sherrilyn Kenyon; in my mind, she is one of the greats. I mean, the woman has written 35 books in her Dark-Hunter series. I repeat a series of 35 books. At this rate, the Dark-Hunter world has probably has taken on a life of its own; she probably couldn't stop even if she wanted to. 35 books, mean a shitload of characters that are somehow always relevant. Seriously,
So now that I've read the book, I do have somethings to say about it. First of all, the book takes place over less than a day. That's right people, LESS THAN A DAY! But don't feel gipped; a lot of stuff happens in less than 24 hours. The two words I'd pick to describe this book would be BONDING and BOMBSHELLS. An' lemme' tell ya', there's a lot of both. Be prepared for unexpected revelations, bromance, old characters in new ways, new characters, and, most surprisingly, no illusions. That's right ...more
Jan 02, 2013 Nusejka rated it it was amazing
Kenyon is the shit! :)) I was a bit afraid of this alternative universe stuff but woaa! It was awesome! And a bit confusing because let's face it, Kenyon's world is very very complex on the best days so why not complicating it further? :D It was fun and a few people, like Cherise was so much more likeable in the alternative universe. I not especially like Kody but I am happy that we finally get to know more about her. Oh and badass Nick? Priceless :)) I love it that he's not the kind of hero who ...more
Rachel Webb
Much better then the last one and we found out a lot more information about who is related to who. Almost all the answers we had about Kody are answered and they are some good ones. We are also introduced to a new character towards the end that will supposedly have some serious impact on Nick's future.

The alternate reality that Nick is in is definitely an odd one in which everything is turned around. The Devereaux sisters are his enemies and Acheron is a completely different person not to menti
Apr 27, 2013 Mel rated it it was amazing


Nick in an alternate reality. Bubba is his father. Acheron and Artemis were happily married. Amanda, Tabithia and family batting for the BAD side? Kat is dead. SIMI IS DEAD? KYRIAN IS DEAD?

But seriously the biggest mindblowing fact, KODY IS STYXX'S FUTURE DAUGHTER?!?!? LIKE WHAAAA...

I'm still not okay with that. Specially once she tells how she came about to becoming a ghost and being sent back in time. EVERYONE DIES. THAT IS NOT OKAY.

I don't know what SK is going. Like how

The book happened over the course of like... 2 days and THAT'S IT.
I want MORE.
Nick is now all kick-ass with his Malachai powers and Xev seems pretty awesome...

I don't know how I'm supposed to wait a whole year for the next book...
Feb 19, 2014 Adoore rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dark-hunter
Illusion book five in a 12 book series that is giving so much information about the much loved Dark-Hunter series. I am enjoying this series a lot especially when we get glimpses into the future. I enjoy reading about Nick and how he is trying to come into his powers in order to change the future. I do not feel him and Kody and I hope he does not end up with her. We gain more insight into what happens in the future and who Kody's family are. I like alternative universe Ash and how he spoke about ...more
Jules Poet
Oct 14, 2016 Jules Poet rated it it was amazing
Another great book in this series! This one was a bit disorienting - I'm not going to lie. Nick's consciousness has been transferred to an alternate Nick in an alternate universe. The alternate universe doesn't have Miss Liza's shop, Stone's a friend of Nick's, Maddog is his enemy and his last name is Burdett. Wtf, right? But it's not so confusing that you can't keep up. It's actually a lot of fun and a heck of an adventure.

Sorry about the spelling - I listen to this as an audiobook.

Sherrilyn Ke
Sarah ♥ Vutch forever ♥
It was an interesting story but I'm getting tired with all those wisdoms you get bombarded with. All this "You are strong... you fight for your loved ones... important are the moments where you feel one with the world..." This gets annoying.
Nov 15, 2015 Abbie rated it liked it
Actual rating - 2.5

This was another slow read, which really dragged in places. I felt quite bored for the majority of it, and as the characters annoyed me at times, there wasnt anything that saved it.

Raymond Masters
Sep 27, 2016 Raymond Masters rated it it was amazing
Wasn't sure about the way this thing started off, but so glad I stuck it out. It was so good. Ready for the next one.
Jun 02, 2014 Lily rated it it was amazing

Kody's back so yay
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Chronicles of Nick (1 - 10 of 14 books)
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“Over, under, around, or through, there's always a way. You don't give up and you never give in. They can scar your body and take your freedom, but only you can surrender your heart and soul. Nothing is worth compromising yourself for. Stand fast and stand true. Always.” 29 likes
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