Broken Illusions

A Midnight Dragonfly Novel

I’m not going to lie and say one of the biggest reason’s I didn’t want to read Broken Illusions was for Dylan. Shattered Dreams left me wanting more, more, and more of this mysterious (hottie) Dylan. He kind-of came out of nowhere and left me breathless. I grabbed up Broken Illusions hoping, just hoping, that Dylan would play a prominent role in this sequel.

Sadly, for me, Dylan didn’t have a big role. Sure, his name was mentioned a few times, but half-way through I was still holding my breath waiting for him to show up. As I say this, I want to make note that Dylan’s absence does NOT take away from Broken Illusions, at all. Ellie James has crafted a creepy sequel to the Midnight Dragonfly series. This book starts right where Shattered Dreams left off, and it brought all of the same intensity the first book did. This time around, Broken Illusions seemed darker, creepier, and more emotional. Quite a few times I was glad I wasn’t reading this book at night.

Without giving much away, Broken Illusions mirrors a huge story plot from Shattered Dreams. When a girl goes missing, it’s up to Trinity Monsour to track her down. Where the plot is similar to the first book, the execution is different. I’m so glad James took a slightly different turn with this one. It would have been a disappointment to read the same thing over-and-over again; however, Broken Illusions further develops the (at times) confusing plot.

One of the biggest complaints people have about this series is the overwhelming story plot. At times these books are hard to understand, yes, but they are easy to follow as long as everyone reads them with an open mind. Broken Illusions is a great second book; and it definitely sets up the framework for the third book.

Once again, James has crafted a great, fun, and creepy story. I cannot wait to read the next book; and of course, I cannot wait to see more of Dylan. This is okay, right? Yes. It is!


Book Blurb for Broken Illusions

The next exciting novel in the thrilling new Midnight Dragonfly series from Ellie James!

It’s almost Mardi Gras, but for 16 year-old psychic Trinity Monsour this is no time for celebration. Another girl is missing. Tormented by visions she doesn’t understand—of an empty street lined by crumbling old buildings, a terrified voice warning her to be careful, and a body lying motionless in the grass, Trinity embarks upon a dark odyssey she could never have imagined. She’ll stop at nothing to better understand her abilities, convinced that doing so is the only way she can make sure the terrifying images she sees never actually happen. But it seems everyone wants to stop her. Her aunt is worried Trinity might discover secrets best left in the past. Her best friend, Victoria, is afraid Trinity is slipping away, her boyfriend, Chase, fears she’s taking too many chances, and the lead detective will barely let her out of his sight. Only one person stands by her side, and in doing so, he slips deeper and deeper into her heart and her dreams—blurring the lines of reality and illusion. When the dust settles, one of them will be dead.


Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2012 4.00