Waiting on Wednesday #53

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine.

My pick of the week is...

Illusionarium by Heather Dixon

What if the world holds more dangers—and more wonders—than we have ever known? And what if there is more than one world? From Heather Dixon, author of the acclaimed Entwined, comes a brilliantly conceived adventure that sweeps us from the inner workings of our souls to the far reaches of our imaginations.

Jonathan is perfectly ordinary. But then—as every good adventure begins—the king swoops into port, and Jonathan and his father are enlisted to find the cure to a deadly plague. Jonathan discovers that he's a prodigy at working with a new chemical called fantillium, which creates shared hallucinations—or illusions. And just like that, Jonathan is knocked off his path. Through richly developed parallel worlds, vivid action, a healthy dose of humor, and gorgeous writing, Heather Dixon spins a story that calls to mind The Night Circus and Pixar movies, but is wholly its own.

~*~Why I Am Waiting~*~

Firstly, do you see that cover? I acknowledge that when it comes to books I am totally vain and will fall in love with anything pretty, and this cover is just so pretty! On top of that, the synopsis has me hooked. Parallel worlds are always amazing when done right, and I am expecting this book to be awesome. Plus...I mean...there's an ode to Pixar in there. While tag-line related comparisons are typically never for me, Pixar is my life and such a line will always make me hopeful. Just, agh, I can't wait!

 Have you read this book? Do you plan on reading this book? Did you write your own WoW post of the week? Share your thoughts below!


  1. This doesn't sound like something I normally read, but I hope you enjoy it.
    My WoW

    1. I feel like I will! This just screams "Lili book!" to me

  2. Have you watched the book trailer for this one? It makes me want it even more!