11 June 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (27)

The X-Men meets Ocean's Eleven in this edge-of-your-seat sci-fi adventure about a band of "super" criminals.

When 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 must team 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, and 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.
Coming just around the corner in July, Illusive looks like it could be a fantastic summertime read.  But I'm always a little suspicious of books given high praise, and "X Men meets Ocean's Eleven" is a pretty high standard to live up to.  But I definitely want to give this book a shot.  I'm excited for whenever it hits my local library's shelves.

What are you waiting on?