Imperfect Illusions, Devastating Magic, Book 1 By: Vanora Lawless Narrated by: Logan McAllister


Imperfect Illusions is another listen from Lesetiger. This book is the first from the Devastating Magic series.

From the blurb:

A drafted empath. A dreamwalking poet. A world at war.

Chicago, 1917.

Idealistic, aspiring poet, Elliot Stone can make people feel euphoria or horror with a simple touch. But
that's only part of his magical abilities. He can also wake in the dreams of people he cares deeply for.

Stubborn, fiercely independent Warren “Sully” Sullivan is an illusionist with a secret of his own: he feels the emotions of others as visceral sensations. That, and a lifetime of fending for himself, has left him guarded.

On their last night of freedom before shipping off to training—military and magic—Elliot and Sully indulge in an explosive, emotional night together. Elliot assumes it's a one night stand and nothing more, until he awakens in Sully’s nightmare. The urge to rescue Sully is impossible to resist. And when dream-Sully begs him to keep coming back, something Sully would never do while awake, Elliot can’t resist that either.

As real life draws them into battle, their shared dreams become a refuge that only Elliot recalls. So when Elliot has the opportunity to recruit Sully to the secret elite unit of magical soldiers he leads, he’s willing to risk everything for the man he’s fallen in love with in dreams. But being away from the front lines doesn’t mean Sully’s safe. Now they battle enemies with twisted magic where their secrets are a liability.

Can they bring their dreams—and love—to life? Or will the war cost them everything?



Lesetiger's Review:

The blurb was for Imperfect Illusions was very appealing. I like fantasy and a World War I setting sounds like something different. I liked the wonderful writing style. The story is fluidly written and also well paced. The action scenes are exciting and the love scenes are sensual and hot.

The two protagonists Elliot Stone and Warren Sullivan are blackmailed into enlisting at the front because of their magic.

What follows is a slowly developing story in the midst of World War I filled with emotions of pain, sadness, hope, and a budding love.

The story is special and I enjoyed it.

Logan McAllister magnificently voiced the audiobook. I didn't know this narrator before, but I will keep an eye on him. He portrayed the emotions well, and it was easy to recognize the different protagonists. He also has a very pleasant voice. 

­čÄžAudiobook Review­čÄž
Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️(⭐️) 4,5
Performance: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Story: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Imperfect Illusions is available to buy from Audible and is Whispersynced.

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