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Deceptive
     

Deceptive

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by Emily Lloyd-Jones
 

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This thrilling sequel to Illusive will have readers on the edge of their seats.

You don't belong with us.

These are the words that echo through the minds of all immune Americans-those suffering the so-called adverse effects of an experimental vaccine, including perfect recall, telepathy, precognition, levitation, mind control,

Overview

This thrilling sequel to Illusive will have readers on the edge of their seats.

You don't belong with us.

These are the words that echo through the minds of all immune Americans-those suffering the so-called adverse effects of an experimental vaccine, including perfect recall, telepathy, precognition, levitation, mind control, and the ability to change one's appearance at will.

When great numbers of immune individuals begin to disappear, fear and tension mount, and unrest begins to brew across the country. Through separate channels, superpowered teenagers Ciere, Daniel, and Devon find themselves on the case: super criminals and government agents working side by side. It's an effort that will ultimately define them all, for better or for worse.

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Praise for Deceptive:
"Shootouts, betrayal, undercover ops, and a determined hitman with his sights on Ciere keep the adrenaline pumping, all while the teens do some serious soul searching...[Deceptive is] more political in its focus, zeroing in on human rights; readers attracted to action and government conspiracy will be easily engrossed and walk away hoping for more."—Booklist"

Lloyd-Jones deftly weaves several plot strands, using flashbacks to impart background information. Snappy dialogue and harrowing action scenes move the twisting plot along and maintain suspense throughout...A must-read for fans of intrigue and superpowered villains."—School Library Journal

Praise for Illusive:
* "Boasting a complex plot, heart-stopping bursts of action, and questions regarding human nature, Lloyd-Jones' thought-provoking, multifaceted narrative neatly sidesteps categorization as just another superhero or dystopian novel—though fans of both will be drawn to the material and be pleasantly surprised. An impressive debut guaranteed to disappear from the shelves before your very eyes."—Booklist (starred review)"

Superpowered teens screw up repeatedly in this crime-caper debut... Lloyd-Jones relishes the details of criminal undertakings and con jobs but also builds a believable world of haves and have-nots, unaffected and immune... [Entertaining] and unpredictable. Readers may also want to check out the Wild Card series edited by George R.R. Martin for a similar take on superpowers. An action-packed adventure with a charming criminal crew."—Kirkus Reviews"

Multiple plot twists and the present-tense narrative heighten Ciere, Devon, and Daniel's sense of paranoia as they struggle to survive in a world in which it is often difficult to tell the good guys from the bad guys. A thrilling read."—School Library Journal

School Library Journal
10/01/2015
Gr 7 Up—It is 2034, and the world is still dealing with the aftereffects of a vaccine that caused .003 percent of the population to develop superpowers of precognition (eludere), body manipulation (dauthus), perfect memory (eidos), levitation (levitas), telepathy (mentalist), mind control (dominus), or the ability to cast illusions (illusive). All Americans must wear tags that indicate that they were vaccinated and tested for "adverse effects." People who test positive (and are not wealthy enough to acquire false tags) are forced into government work or the military. Or they become criminals. Continuing where Illusive (Little, Brown, 2014) left off, this sequel finds Ciere and Alan now working for the Gyr Syndicate, the most powerful mob in America. Ciere is learning to hone her powers of illusion while helping to eliminate a rival crime organization. Devon, a secret eidos, has been kicked out of another boarding school and is offered an internship with Homeland Security. Daniel, an eludere, is under control of a dominus and is partnered with a federal agent to try to stop the kidnapping of hidden positives. Lloyd-Jones deftly weaves several plot strands, using flashbacks to impart background information. Snappy dialogue and harrowing action scenes move the twisting plot along and maintain suspense throughout. The three main characters alternate first-person narration, so readers learn their innermost thoughts and empathize with these kids who are caught up in uncertain and dangerous circumstances. Fans of the series will be breathlessly waiting for the next installment. VERDICT A must-read for fans of intrigue and superpowered villains.—Martha Simpson, Stratford Library Association, CT
Children's Literature - Sarah Maury Swan
Ciere, Alan, Devon and Daniel all have superhuman abilities. Ciere can make things vanish from view, even though they are physically still there. She’s called an Illusive. Alan is an Eidos, who has a perfect memory, including the formula that changed America. Devon and Daniel are differently special, but it’s hard to keep everyone straight and figure what their agendas are. Unfortunately, this second volume in the “Illusive” series does not have enough coherent back-story for the reader to understand what the whole set is about. Why are the people with special powers considered outcasts and why were they vaccinated in the first place? Is it only the United States that’s having this problem? There is a lot of well-written action in the book, but no real sense of who the main characters are and what they feel. The other characters in the book are also not clearly drawn, making it confusing to figure who are the bad guys and who are the good guys. Perhaps everybody is good and bad. It is possible there is going to be a third novel in the series, but that may not matter. Reviewer: Sarah Maury Swan; Ages 14 up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316254649
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
07/14/2015
Series:
Illusive Series , #2
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
540,007
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.60(d)
Lexile:
HL700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

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. She currently resides in Northern California, working in a bookstore by day and writing by night. Visit her online at emilylloydjones.com.

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Deceptive 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
^_^
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish the series wss bigger