Gwen & Kate's Library

Two sisters' reviews of Young Adult and Middle Grade books, inspired by their lovely library.

Waiting on Wednesday #15: Illusionarium by Heather Dixon

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. I created the image above from a photo I took, and any other blog may use it if they link back to Gwen & Kate’s Library!

Illusionarium by Heather Dixon

Series: none!

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Steampunk


From the author of Entwined, a brilliantly conceived adventure through an alternate London. This sweeping, cinematic tale of an apprentice scientist desperate to save his family—and his world—is The Night Circus meets Pixar.
Through richly developed parallel worlds, vivid action, a healthy dose of humor, and gorgeous writing, Heather Dixon spins a story that is breathtaking and wholly original.

Gwen’s Comments: I loved Entwined, a re-told fairy tale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses similar to Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George, so when I saw that Heather Dixon was publishing another stand-alone, I was very excited. Steampunk is not something I read often, but I like the idea of an alternate London.

Publication Date: May 19th, 2015

Has anyone else read Entwined and looking forward to Heather Dixon’s next publication?


2 comments on “Waiting on Wednesday #15: Illusionarium by Heather Dixon

  1. I love the cover for this one, but time travel and parallel universe books don’t usually sit well with me. I hope you enjoy this one though!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    • gwenkate
      December 3, 2014

      Yes, the cover is beautiful, and I did like the author’s other book. I understand what you are saying too — I do like time travel, and parallel universes if they are well-contsructed. What I’m mostly worried about is the steampunk theme — I love steampunk art and costume, but I’m not too sure about a book. But I’m willing to give it a try once it comes out!
      Thanks for commenting! ~Gwen

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