ILLUSIVE Launch Day FTW!!!

So I have this way-cooler-than-me friend who I fangirl on a regular basis because her book is just THAT GOOD. Really. And her book, ILLUSIVE, which I got to read the ARC of, is out in the world as of TODAY so I’m deliriously excited to take part in the official launch by telling all you lovelies about the super secret superpower I wish I had.

But first! You all must know about this amazing book. Here are the deets:

illusive-coverWhen 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.

And here’s Emily:

EmilyLloydJonesEmily Lloyd-Jones grew up on a vineyard in rural Oregon, where she played in evergreen forests and learned to fear sheep. After graduating from Western Oregon University with an English degree, she enrolled in the publishing program at Rosemont College just outside of Philadelphia. She currently resides in Northern California, working in a bookstore by day and writing by night. Illusive is her debut novel.

 

 

 

And now to reveal the super secret superpower I wish I had…

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Time warping!!! It’s actually not a surprise to anyone who knows me. I complain constantly about not having enough time. As a mother of a 4-year-old with a full-time day job and a book coming out myself in October, I am completely swamped. (Hence the reason I hardly ever post on my blog. Sorry about that. ) BUT had I this superpower, I could stop time to catch up on All The Things while everyone else is frozen.

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Or I could turn back time to get something done I forgot to do.

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Or I could go forward into the future to buy my next book so I can just type it into ms instead of having to actually come up with it.

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Okay, maybe not that last one. It hurts my brain. But still. I could be mega amounts more productive if I could just freeze the world while I finish up just one or two more projects. And my house would be a whole lot cleaner.

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Well, maybe not.

About Mary Elizabeth Summer

Mary Elizabeth Summer is an instructional designer, a mom, a champion of the serial comma, and a pie junkie. Oh, and she sometimes writes books about teenage delinquents saving the day. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her daughter, her partner, and her evil overlor--er, cat. TRUST ME, I'M LYING, a YA mystery, will be released by Delacorte in Fall 2014.
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One Response to ILLUSIVE Launch Day FTW!!!

  1. Fonda says:

    I am SO with you on the time warping thing. That is absolutely my most desired superpower, but teleportation is a very close second. Think of all the time I would save if I could teleport myself and my kids wherever we needed to go! And gas money saved! And no car maintenance bills, or need to purchase airfare to go to go to book events, etc!

    Oh, and I very much want to read ILLUSIVE

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