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Illusion (Chronicles of Nick #5)

4.47 of 5 stars 4.47  ·  rating details  ·  4,032 ratings  ·  456 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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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
Sharon ✽ is an emotional 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
Jul 12, 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
Ta§chima Cullen

Dec 27, 2012 Nandanie marked it as have-to-read




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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!!!
Paul Petty
Apr 19, 2013 Paul Petty marked it as to-read
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
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
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
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
Apr 20, 2014 Yvenande rated it 5 of 5 stars
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, e
The Window Seat
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
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!
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
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

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...
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
I was eagerly awaiting this one and it didn't disappoint! I loved it! I thoroughly enjoy this series and seeing the way Nick grows and develops to become the Nick we know in the DH series. It's always great seeing the differences in everyone we know from that series.

This particular installment was great in that it flipped everything on it's side. We got to see very difficult versions of the characters we know and love. I really liked the way some of them were similar to their counterparts in Ni
Wish it was longer. I feel that not a lot happened in this book but I loved every second of it.
I can't wait for the next book in the series. These just keep getting better and better.
Lily The Awesome

Kody's back so yay
Paranormal Haven
Nick has dealt with a lot during the last couple years. Nothing should surprise him yet that’s exactly what happens when he wakes up in another dimension without any powers and no idea how to get back home. One things is still the same, demons are out to kill or enslave him and it’s up to him to find a way to tap into his powers and hope it doesn’t turn him into a creature of unimaginable evil.

Even in another dimension, Nick is still the goofy, big hearted mama’s boy with a mouth that is constan
A-Hersia A

Wow! Sherrilyn Kenyon, you blew my mind with the revelations in this book! There was so many OMG scenes! Finding out who Kody's parents truly SHOCKED ME! And the different realms when Nick was thrown out of his body into another realm where he is Nick but everything is different. It wasn't easy to keep up with the story but was fun to read. Nick still have his smart mouth that made the book so funny! I just crack up here and then because of his comments whe


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
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
I liked this book a lot more than I thought I would, but not as much as the previous books in the series. I'm just not a big fan of books or movies where the character goes into an alternate dimension. Because 90% of Illusion is in an alternate dimension a lot of beloved characters from the previous books were missing or their personalities were way different, I was not fond of this. Though I did like several things about Illusion: -We finally find out what Kody is and who her parents are -We go ...more
This series is a great opportunity for a Nick do-over. I can just imagine Ms. Kenyon's outburst when she changed things BIG TIME in the DH series. This is her putting the world to rights ;)
Boy OH Boy, This was a page turner & a half!!!!
We learn sooo much about all our favorite characters.(don't worry I won't say a word)
Nick is living a "normal" life for once. Maybe for a few hours anyway....
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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.” 18 likes
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