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House of Illusions by Pippa J. Frost – Review by Betsy Melano

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This fantasy hooked me in with in the first page and I couldn’t stop reading it. The story has wonderful characters, it is is well written, and I liked that it clearly shows the points of view of the different characters. Valentina works hard to survive but realizes she needs to find employment somewhere other than at home after her parent’s disappearance. She finds herself working for a lord taking care of his twin daughters in a house that is protected by magic. This book is the first book I’ve read by Ms. Frost and I cannot wait to read more of her books.

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House of Illusions by Pippa J. Frost – Review by Jonell Collins

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have to say, , House of Illusions by Pippa J. Frost, had me. And when I say it had me, I had no clue what was going on till very near the end. I did have my suspicions after the ice scenario, but if you are one of those folks who like to figure it out before the picture is drawn, (I am), that’s way too late. An excellent dark fantasy romance that I enjoyed immensely. Danger and tension in all the right places, love and longing, its all wrapped up in this book in a package you will enjoy. I did have a little anxiety going on because Nisse and Sixtus were both great characters and I was really worried about who Valentina would choose. I think she chose well.

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House of Illusions by Pippa J. Frost – Review by Mirela Ruiz

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

House of Illusions by Pippa J. Frost was a well written fantasy read. I loved the small details and descriptions. I felt like the world was built in front of me. I love the magic elements. Valentina was a strong character, I loved her determination to have a better life.

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House of Illusions by Pippa J. Frost – Review by Faith Jackson

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved every bit of this fantasy read. This was not only beautifully written but the action itself kept your interest long past chapter one. I even loved the heroine of these characters. Page-turner for sure as it grips your interest. This is very unpredictable and indescribable to read let alone write a review for. You won’t regret picking up this one as it takes you to another world.

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House of Illusions by Pippa J. Frost – Review by Courtney Ranee

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Be-Still-My-Fantasy-Loving-Heart stars

“Overhead the master of the night, a luminous globe of light, stood proudly with an army of knights adorned in twinkling armor stretching across the dark velvet sky. I’d count on their radiance to guide me.”

Wow. What an enchanting world Pippa J. Frost has created with House of Illusions. She’s not only got a way with words that made my prose loving heart happy, but she created such a beautiful world that I just wasn’t ready to leave when the end came.
The prologue had me hooked and by the time I was a few chapters in, I couldn’t stop devouring this adventure. There are so many enchanted creatures in this book, and Frost made it entirely believable that humans live alongside them. I so wish this had been a series instead of a stand-alone just to see more of the characters and magic. This is getting added to my re-read list so I can explore all the “Illusions” with eyes wide open.

P.S. I’ll gladly spearhead Team Lord Winslow forever and ever.

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House of Illusions by Pippa J. Frost – Review by Katie Matthews

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I absolutely LOVED this book!!! I almost passed it by when looking for a new book to read but I fell in love with the cover (something I rarely look at) and I am so glad that I picked it up! I was hooked from beginning to end. The authors writing was fantastic and a wonderful introduction to her as a new to me author! I cannot wait for read more from her. The descriptive language and writing the author uses is one of the best I have ever read, I could imagine every little detail she was talking about. I loved Valentina, she was such a great character to read about and following her on her journey was great. There were so many wonderful twists and turns in the story it really was exciting to read and I couldn’t put it down at all. It was great to read something so different and although I love romance I’m not a huge fantasy fan but this book was just amazing!
I 100% recommend this book to other readers and I cannot wait to read more from Ms Frost in the future!

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House of Illusions by Pippa J. Frost – Review by Anantha Rusum

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A well written story, which has elements of dark fantasy and romance. Valentina is a fighter, who works hard for her living. After the disappearance of her parents, her brother’s drinking habits gets her family into trouble. The man she has given her heart to, leaves her behind to travel the world.
One night, unable to bear her brother’s tantrums, she escapes the house and seeks asylum in a wealthy man’s house. Everything seems to be going well for her there, little does she know that there is magic around the house.
And when a darker force rises in the town, she ventures to stop it.
Nisse, the other protagonist has a soft corner on Valentina and when he finds her missing in the mansion, he sets off in a quest to find her.
In the backdrop, there is a war raging between dwarves and the humans. Will Valentina and Nisse be able to bring back peace between them? This forms the crux of the story.
It is a breezy read with elements of fantasy, magic, suspense and romance. The narration happens in the point of view from multiple characters, which makes the book more interesting.
I really enjoyed this book!

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House of Illusions by Pippa J. Frost – Review by Heather Harmon

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

WOW! What a great read. This is not my usual style book but I couldn’t pull myself away! The author does a great job with Character build-up as well as having a good flow throughout the book. I really couldn’t put this one down, there’s some ups downs, and sideways feelings in this book. I look forward to reading more from this author!

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House of Illusions by Pippa J. Frost – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Pippa Frost is an amazing author that writes about dwarves and humans. Her descriptive writing paints a vivid picture in my mind’s eye. The plotline is what kept me turning the pages to find out what was going to happen next. The characters are intriguing as well. I felt as if the characters were alive and were in my world. I felt the need to keep turning the pages to see what is coming next. This story is about Valentina and Nisse. They need to get the dwarves and humans together and bring peace across the land. How will they do that? Will they be able to complete what they started? I highly recommend this story. You will want to see how Valentina and Nisse accomplish what they started.

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House of Illusions by Pippa J. Frost – Review by Candida Hopper

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

House of Illusions: A Dark Fantasy Romance
by Pippa J. Frost

This book grabbed me from the beginning and kept me entertained throughout. I found that the author did an awesome job making me feel like I was right in the story with her descriptive scenery and wonderful characters. This story is full of magic, twists and turns, danger, fantasy, and some romance. I had no idea who to trust or not until I reached the end of the story. This book will take you on a magical adventure, to find out what happens this is a must read. I highly recommend this book.

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