I thought Elusion was a mind-blowing start to a series. I really on 't undersand all the negative reviews I've read about it. Did it have flaws? Yes. Did they keep me from really enjoying the story. No way!
What I loved about it?
-the plot.It's full of mystery and full of conspiracies. I couldn't stop reading. I just wanted to know what was going on and who I could trust.
-I wouldn't say I loved him but I was intrigued by Patrick.
What didn't work for me:
-there was information overload at times.
- the impression of dejà-vu I had many times while reading the book. A lot of things reminded of other books. The concept: Under the never sky by Veronica Rossi, Josh: Chase from Article 5 by Kristen Simmons, Patrick: Warner of Shatter me from Tahereh Mafi and I coup keep going. That being said, I thought the plot was quite original.
-The main characters( Egan, Patrick and Josh) weren't developed enough in my opinion. We do lear a lot about them but almost everything we learn is related to the plot of the books. And all the relationships( friends, romances, families, enemies) were built around the plot. Everthing in this book is connected to Elysion, it's almost like ever character of this book doesn't have a life outside Elusion( well, I guess it i the case for one of them but there is no way that Elusion is th only thing the characters think or talk about. I hope we will get to know the characters beter in the rest of the series.
Overall, Elusion is a exciting adventure, full of suspense and I can't wait to get back in this world.
Rating: 4.5 stars