Blog Tour: Illusion – Review

October 6, 2016 ARC, Blog Tour, Book Review 10


For today’s tour stop I have my review of Illusion, the third and final book in the Heirs of Watson Island series. Plus, two lucky people will win a complete set of this gorgeous series!

About the Book:


Barrie must rescue her beloved and her family from evil spirits in the masterful conclusion to the Heirs of Watson Island trilogy.

Caged by secrets all around her and haunted by mistakes that have estranged her from Eight Beaufort, Barrie Watson is desperate to break the curse that puts her family in danger—without breaking the beautiful magic that protects Watson’s Landing. To do that, she must heal the rifts that have split the families of the island apart for three hundred years, unravel the mystery of the Fire Carrier and the spirits he guards, and take control of forces so deadly and awe-inspiring they threaten to overwhelm her.

With the spirits that cursed Watson Island centuries ago awake and more dangerous than ever, she finds an unlikely ally in the haunting and enigmatic Obadiah, whose motivations and power she still can’t read—or trust. His help comes at a price, however, plunging Barrie into a deadly maze of magic and wonder, mystery and intrigue that leads through history to places she never imagined she could go.

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My Thoughts:

I absolutely adored Compulsion and Persuasion! I simply could not wait to find out how everything came together in Illusion. It totally lived up to my expectations.

As this is the third and final book, my review will be a bit more general. I don’t want to spoil anything!

Illusion has that lush, atmospheric feeling that I so loved in Compulsion and Persuasion. Watson Island is just such a wonderful setting. There’s so much history and mystery around it. I loved how this permeated every part of the story.

It was so interesting to see how the relationships between all the characters have changed and continue to change throughout the series. From Barrie first moving to the island in book one to her fighting to save it in book three… so many secrets have been uncovered. Seeing how these secrets and the curses affect everyone and their behaviors was something that captivated me.

The Heirs of Watson Island is exactly my kind of series. I was so pleased to see that it ended on such a strong note. I can’t wait to see what Martina Boone has in store for readers next!

About the Author:


Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. Her first teacher in the U.S. made fun of her for not pronouncing the “wh” sound right, so she set out to master “all the words”—she’s still working on that! In the meantime she’s writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she’d love to visit.

If you like romance steeped in mystery, mayhem, Spanish moss, and a bit of magic, she hopes you’ll look forward to meeting Barrie, Eight, Cassie, Pru, Seven and the other characters of Watson Island.

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10 Responses to “Blog Tour: Illusion – Review”

  1. Anne C

    Great review! Heard so many good things said about this series and I would be happy to start reading it.

  2. Valerie Pennington

    Oh my goodness! I’m so excited for this book! So sad for it to end but I’ve enjoyed the ride. :))

  3. Megan Coppadge

    Thanks for your review! I haven’t read the series yet but I’ve heard so many good things about it! I’m happy to see that it ends strongly! 🙂

  4. Martina Boone

    Thank you so much for the lovely review, Heidi! I’m happy (and relieved) to hear that you enjoyed the end of this series. It’s been such a long road for Barrie (and everyone else, including me!) <333

  5. danielle hammelef

    i love that everyone is saying that this series stays strong and true til the end. I’ve read other series that this hasn’t been the case. Thanks for the review today. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  6. Sarah

    I am so excited for this series. I hate waiting in between books, so I have been waiting to binge the entire series. I can’t figure out which type of waiting is worse.

  7. Cassie H

    Thanks for the review! I enjoyed the first two books and can’t wait for the this one!

  8. Penny Olson

    Thanks for the great review! The more I learn about this series, the more I want to read it.

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