Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Illusory Prophet by Susan Kaye Quinn ~ My Thoughts


The Illusory Prophet

The Illusory Prophet by Susan Kaye Quinn
Series: Singularity #3
Print and e-book
Published: October 17th 2016

What if you could paint with reality? 

Elijah Brighton can bring a girl back from the dead, travel outside his body, and absorb a lifetime of memories from anyone he touches in the fugue state. Everyone seems to think he’s the prophet they’re waiting for… including the girl he’s falling in love with. The truth is, the fugue is bleeding over into reality, bringing his sketches to life and haunting him with visions of a girl in metal armor. She stabs him with her blade and denounces him as any prophet worth the name—and it’s not like he disagrees.

People who change the world generally aren’t losing their minds.

He just wants to hide out in his tent and kiss Kamali, but a vision of his death and an attack on the Human Resistance Movement convince him something bigger is coming. Maybe Augustus—the power-mad ascender he barely defeated. Maybe the Makers, a tinkering cult with their own kind of ascendance. But when his best friend Cyrus disappears, questions of destiny and prophethood will have to wait—because the fugue is always showing a version of the truth, and Eli must discover that truth before his terrifying visions become reality.

The Illusory Prophet is the third book in the Singularity series. This young adult science fiction series explores the intersection of mind, body, and soul in a post-Singularity world.

My thoughts about The Illusory Prophet ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first lines.)

First line—"So this is what falling in love feels like. Weightless and heart-stopping, like tumbling through air after missing a step."

I fell in love with this series from the very first book. And this series just keeps getting better and better with each part that the author writes. I am constantly amazed at the direction the story goes as it continues to be an edge-of-my-seat read.

The Illusory Prophet has plenty of action and adventure, sweetness and love, and amazing sci-fi imagery to satisfy all sorts of readers' interest. I just love my escapes into this Singularity world! 

Singularity Series
The Legacy Human (Book 1) 
The Duality Bridge (Book 2) 
The Stories of Singularity #1-4 (Novella Box Set) 
The Illusory Prophet (Book 3)

Stories of Singularity (novellas)
Restore (Story 1)
Containment (Story 2)
Defiance (Story 3)
Augment (Story 4)

About the author 

Susan Kaye Quinn is a rocket scientist turned speculative fiction author who now uses her PhD to invent cool stuff in books. Her works range from young adult science fiction to adult future-noir, with side trips into steampunk and middle grade fantasy. Her bestselling novels and short stories have been optioned for Virtual Reality, translated into German, and featured in several anthologies.

She writes full-time from Chicago, inventing mind powers and dreaming of the Singularity.

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