The Illusion of Annabella

The Illusion of Annabella

by Jessica Sorensen

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ISBN-13: 9781512378504
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/25/2015
Pages: 378
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.76(d)

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Illusion of Annabella 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
Annabella, a girl who thinks fireworks are fireflies and wants it to rain glitter. Who aspires to become a great dancer.This is a story of a girl, so consumed by loss that she no longer thinks of fireworks as fireflies and could care less if it rains glitter. Who may never dance again. After a tragic accident and the loss of those she loves. She spirals into a world full of danger, chasing after the numbness. This really is sad, heartbreaking, and touching. How someone changes and has to learn to be somewhat of the old girl she use to be. I really wanted to shake Anna and tell her to stop. There are people who love her and care for her. But the secrets she’s keeping eat at her, until it becomes all consuming. The writing was very poetic to me and the feelings were very deep and raw. That only comes so often in books I’ve read. To really fall in deep with a character. How she would lie to herself, so she wouldn’t have to really think about this new world that came crashing down on her. I loved Luca and what he brought to her. Little does she know, there’s more about him and more about what he actually saw in her. That in some ways he really knew, the real Annabella. Even if your broken, you can be put back together and realizing that even though your life will not be the same. It should never keep you from living. “One foot in front of the other, Anna. Time to live again.” Lissa
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars Reviewed by Annie and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog THE ILLUSION OF ANNABELLA is a standalone NA novel. Annabella used to be a fun-loving girl until an accident that took her parents life and nearly hers occurred, changing the course of her life completely. Now she is no longer the rainbow everyone used to see her as; now she is the raincloud. The shift is Annabella’s personality is so drastic that it definitely makes you feel sorry for her. Everything is a mess for her and when she starts messing around with bad boys and drugs, things have the potential to get much worse. So when Annabella and her family get a new neighbor, Luca is the sunshine that is able to break through the clouds. But it isn’t easy at first and Annabella makes it very hard to actually like her. She’s very private and standoffish, warning Luca away from her. All of this kind of reminds me of Sorensen’s other series, Unraveling You but switched around where Annabella is like Ayden and Luca is much like Lyric. I can see why people can struggle with Annabella’s character. She’s very good at hurting others and pushing them away, but at its core it’s because she feels vulnerable. So if you’re not hating her for what she does and says, you definitely feel bad for her. While not my favorite of Sorensen’s books, THE ILLUSION OF ANNABELLA still encompasses everything Sorensen is best at – getting into a young mind and telling a beautiful, uplifting story.