“Waiting” on Wednesday: Illusive & Banquet of Lies

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

Illusive - Emily Lloyd-JonesIllusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publication date: July 15th 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Add on: Goodreads

When the MK virus swept across the planet, a vaccine was created to stop the epidemic, but it came with some unexpected side effects. A small percentage of the population developed superhero-like powers. Seventeen-year-old Ciere Giba has the handy ability to change her appearance at will. She’s what’s known as an illusionist… She’s also a thief.

After a robbery goes awry, Ciere teams up with a group of fellow super-powered criminals on another job that most would consider too reckless. The formula for the vaccine that gave them their abilities was supposedly destroyed years ago. But what if it wasn’t? The lines between good and bad, us and them, freedom and entrapment are blurred as Ciere and the rest of her crew become embroiled in a deadly race against the government that could cost them their lives.

The cover was just revealed yesterday! I like it. Also, it’s pitched as X-Men meets Ocean’s eleven. Yup totally sold. But seriously, does this book not sound awesome or what!? I’m crying a little bit that we have to wait until July for this guy.


Banquet of Lies - Michelle DienerBanquet of Lies by Michelle Diener

Paperback: 352 pages
Publication date: October 22nd 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
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A Secret Treaty and a Secret Life

LONDON, 1812: Giselle Barrington is living a double life, juggling the duties of chef with those of spy catcher. She must identify her father’s savage killer before the shadowy man finds her and uncovers the explosive political document her father entrusted to her safekeeping.

Posing as a French cook in the home of Lord Aldridge, Giselle is surrounded by unlikely allies and vicious enemies. In the streets where she once walked freely among polite society, she now hides in plain sight, learning the hard lessons of class distinction and negotiating the delicate balance between servant and master.

Lord Aldridge’s insatiable curiosity about his mysterious new chef blurs the line between civic duty and outright desire. Carefully watching Giselle’s every move, he undertakes a mission to figure out who she really is—and, in the process, plunges her straight into the heart of danger when her only hope for survival is to remain invisible.

I’m such a sucker for spies and chefs. This sounds so awesome! This book actually came out yesterday but I still wanted to share it with you guys, because well, it sounds awesome haha.

What are you guys waiting for? Link us up below!

Author: Cyn

noun. a bum OT, procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

0 Replies to ““Waiting” on Wednesday: Illusive & Banquet of Lies”

  1. Both books sounds great and I hope you enjoy reading them.
    Come check out my WOW post.

    1. Thanks! I’m super excited for both. I’m just glad Banquet of Lies is out already so I can read that one soon haha.

  2. Both of these sound interesting. Hope they are as good as you hope. Here’s my WoW.

    1. Thanks, me too (:

  3. Both of these look like great reads! Very intrigued by the synopsis for Illusive!

    1. Illusive does sounds pretty crazy doesn’t it haha.

  4. Banquet of Lies sounds interesting I hadn’t heard of it before. Unfortunately Illusive sounds way to much like several other books that have just been released so I’m sort of luke warm to that title atm. Cover is neat though.

    My WoW

    1. I could never pass up a book with food and mystery haha. That’s too bad about Illusive, hopefully it’ll surprise us with some good twists.

  5. Gah! Banquet of Lies sounds so my style. Thanks for sharing!

    My WOW

    1. Yay! It’s totally got everything I love haha.

  6. Both of these books seem amazing, and the cover of the first one is just great! Thanks for sharing, and have a great day! 😀
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    1. I really like the cover of Illusive too (: Thanks for stopping by!

  7. I’ve never heard of this book before but it sounds interesting. I just added it to my TBR list.
    Here is My WOW

    1. I only discovered Illusive a few weeks ago, but yes totally intrigued!

    1. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Illusive is a new one to me, just added it on goodreads. Already have Banquet of Lies in my TBR. Great picks! 🙂

    Heres mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

    1. Awesome! Glad I could share something new (: I’m really excited for Banquet of Lies, hope you enjoy it!

  9. Both sounds interesting, thanks for sharing!
    Check out our WOW of this week.

    Leydy @OUaT & RCE

    1. Thanks for stopping by!

  10. I really like both your picks this week Cynthia! Illusive sounds right up my alley, I love the fact Ciere has the ability to change her appearance, and also is a thief! It kind of reminds me of a book called Imposter that I really liked. And Banquet of Lies sounds like a delicious historical/mystery. Great Picks! Thanks for stopping by my blog Book Swoon too 🙂

    1. Oh, Impostor sounds like an interesting read too than! And yes, delicious books are always a yes (: Thanks for stopping by!

  11. a deadly virus? an illusionist who is also a thief? i love the sound of illusive! awesome pick 🙂

    hope you can stop by my WoW post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie’s Book Picks

    1. It all sounds very intriguing doesn’t it! And I think there’s super powers too haha. Thanks for stopping by!

  12. I haven’t heard of either of these, but I’ll be sure to add them to my TBR pile. Great picks! 🙂

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    Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading

    1. Yay! The TBR list just keeps getting longer doesn’t it? haha.

  13. starryeyedjen29 says: Reply

    Dude, Illusive is going to be AH-mazing! I just know it! Great pick! I’m not familiar with Banquet of Lies, but I do like how the title plays into the summary. 🙂

    1. YES! I sure hope so (:
      Food and mystery, definitely hard to resist.

  14. Oh I’m definitely interested in your pick of Illusive! I’d be also curious in if the MK virus was the result of something bigger

    My WoW is Horde

    1. So many questions! I can’t for July haha. Thanks for stopping by!

  15. Both of those sound really interesting! Thanks for visiting my WoW!
    Rachel @ The NerdHerd Reads

    1. Thanks for stopping by!

  16. Illusive looks really good, all these super-power books lately. As for Banquet of Lies, I read it and my review will post Nov. 1..it was soooooo good!

    1. Superheroes seem to be really in now, not that I’m complaining 😉
      Ah jealous! Glad to hear it’s soooo good! Can’t wait to see your review.

  17. Haven’t heard of either, but Illusive sounds like my kind of book! I’m a new Bloglovin’ follower.
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    1. Illusive does sound pretty interesting doesn’t it! Thanks for following!

  18. Both of these are new to me! Thanks for sharing. I hope you enjoy reading both of these. Thanks for stopping by My WoW.

    1. No problem, thanks for stopping by (:

  19. Both sound great! I haven’t heard of them before, thanks for sharing:)

    Katie @ The Quiet Girl Talks

    1. No probs, thanks for stopping by!

  20. Both of those sound great. Going to have to add them to my TBR list!
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    Ashley @ Caught Reading Redheaded

    1. Thanks for stopping by and following!

  21. Illusive sounds good! *double checks my TBR* yep! It’s on it already! And Banquet of Lies is new to me so thank you for sharing! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW!

    1. My TBR list is getting a little ridiculous, but there’s just so many good books coming out haha. Thanks for stopping by!

  22. This two are new for me, thank you for sharing.

    1. No problem (: Thanks for visiting!

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