Broken Illusions: A Midnight Dragonfly Novel and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy Used
$3.99
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by CWJBOOKS
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: exlibrary softcover book, usual library markings. and stickers has some reader wear,
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Broken Illusions: A Midnight Dragonfly Novel Paperback – May 8, 2012


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback, May 8, 2012
$3.61 $0.01
100%20Children%27s%20Books%20to%20Read%20in%20a%20Lifetime

Frequently Bought Together

Broken Illusions: A Midnight Dragonfly Novel + Fragile Darkness: A Midnight Dragonfly Novel + Shattered Dreams: A Midnight Dragonfly Novel
Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 - 18 years
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Series: A Midnight Dragonfly Novel (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (May 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312647034
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312647032
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,449,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up-Set in post-Katrina New Orleans, this paranormal thriller and romance continues to follow the story of 16-year-old Trinity Monsour, whose psychic abilities are growing ever stronger. Another girl has gone missing and Trinity finds tangible proof that their families are somehow connected. Detective LaSalle, now dating Trinity's aunt, is eager to learn all he can about the protagonist's abilities and her dreams. Using italics to help guide readers in and out of the psychic realm and keeping them abreast of Trinity's thoughts and experiences, this book reads as much like a film script as a novel. The action and characters would be hard to follow if not for this clever device. However, even with the backstory peppered throughout, this installment in the series cannot stand on its own, as there is still too much catching up to be done. Fans of Shattered Dreams (St. Martin's, 2011) will enjoy the twists and drama and be left wondering where Trinity's abilities and mysterious past will lead her next.-Genevieve Gallagher, Charlottesville High School, VAα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review

"With this steamy second installment, the Midnight Dragonfly series continues to sizzle. In addition to the thrill factor, an effective balance of quick dialogue and occasional text messages with rich descriptions of the gothic New Orleans setting and Trinity’s visions makes for an absorbing read. Fans of paranormal thrillers and romances will find plenty to love in this gripping series."--Kirkus Reviews on Broken Illusions

 


More About the Author

Most people who know me think I'm your nice, ordinary average wife and mom of two young kids. They see someone who does all that ordinary stuff, like grocery shopping, walking the dog, going to baseball games, and somehow always forgetting to get the house cleaned and laundry done.

What they don't know is that more often than, I am somewhere far, far away, in an extraordinary world, deeply embroiled in solving a riddle or puzzle or crime, testing the limits of possibility, exploring the unexplained, and holding my breath while two people fall in love.

Those who do know have learned to go easy on me. They know what my blank stare means, and they know when I politely nod, I haven't heard a word. I even have a few awesome friends who know to call me with gentle reminders about things like the first day of school and neighborhood block parties!

Regardless of which world I'm in, my story worlds or the real world, I love rain and wind and thunder and lightning, the first warm kiss of spring and the first cool whisper of fall, family, friends, and animals, dreams, happy endings, and...chocolate chip cookies.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
10
4 star
3
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 13 customer reviews
I can't wait for book 3 to be released in December.
RANCR
I hate spoilers so I won't spill any here, but I can say that I honestly didn't see the ending coming.
M. K. Davis
The adventure/intrigue in this keeps pages turning.
Cool Kids Read

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. K. Davis on May 10, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
*Four and a half stars*

First a few words about the Midnight Dragonfly series in general:

In Trinity, Ellie James has created a female protagonist who is unlike most of the young adult paranormal / supernatural / dystopian protagonists written today. She is neither whiny nor self-absorbed. I found her to be a little soft and too faint-prone in the first novel but now that she has a grip on her ability and has come into her own, there's none of the typical "oh why is this happening to me" nonsense that can span multiple installments. I think it is also worth mentioning that between the first and second novels, I have read at least twenty other YA books from Armentrout, Bartol, Stiefvater and the like. Unlike those authors' series, where I had to go back and refresh my memory of who's who before diving into the next in a series, I remembered everyone in James' series. That speaks to how well she has created the characters and their world in New Orleans.

Now onto the book itself: the reader is thrown right back into Trinity's world just a few months following Shattered Dreams' conclusion. Like, literally, it just grips you from the first page and does not let up until the end. More visions, more cryptic dreams and messages plague her as we follow her along in her journey to make sense of it all. I hate spoilers so I won't spill any here, but I can say that I honestly didn't see the ending coming. At all. The ending itself should earn it five stars. What stops me from giving the entire book five stars is the relationship between her and Chase, her husky footballer boyfriend. The relationship lost its appeal for me (and that gives nothing away, as the author describes the same in the synopsis).
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Karmasparx on May 9, 2012
Format: Paperback
Broken Illusions is the second book in the Midnight Dragonfly Series. This book picks up just a few months after "Shattered Dreams (book 1) leaves off. Once again Ellie James grips your imagination with her descriptions of New Orleans. We follow Trinity Monsour as she learns more about herself and her psychic visions. Trinity's story is written in such a way as to make the reader feel what she feels, see what she sees. Broken Dreams is a roller-coaster of emotion.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Abcats on May 13, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Love the Midnight Dragonfly series. Broken Illusions (2nd book) evolves from Shattered Dreams (1st book) but could be read on its own. I love that the book's story has an ending but leaves you wanting more about the characters. Will be waiting earnestly for the next chapter in December.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jamie Fradelos on June 4, 2012
Format: Paperback
In a time when YA novels are a dime a dozen, this series stands out in the crowd. Trinity is an endearing (albeit frustrating because she's a teenager who you want to not have to learn some life lessons the hard way) main character that anyone can get attached to. The suspense, action, and mystery surrounding the main plot and the relationships developed as side-plots really kept me intrigued from beginning to end. I highly recommend this series!!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
First off, I read this book in one sitting. I simply couldn't put it down. I loved the dark, somewhat edgy paranormal suspense of SHATTERED DREAMS, and the fact that BROKEN PROMISES (book two of the Midnight Dragonfly series) picks up quite soon after the first book ends pulled me back immediately into the sultry and mysterious atmosphere of New Orleans and the often frightening journey that Trinity Monsour continues to travel as she struggles to understand the past, present, and future. Ellie James has a way of engaging the reader with Trinity, a young heroine who touches our hearts and takes us by the hand into her world of dreams, premonition, and nightmarish reality. The imagery is done with such finesse that even the most subtle details of New Orleans not only paints an unforgettable visual for the reader, but you realize that the city has become a character of the book in and of itself. The compelling and mysterious Dylan has returned, and has a much stronger role (which I love!), and key YA characters from the first book, namely Chase and Victoria continue to enchant the reader as they try to understand and support their friend -- even when things turn deadly. Engaging mystery with haunting suspense and the unforgettable power of love continues to build on every page, making BROKEN PROMISES a book you will want to keep and read again and again.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By RANCR on May 12, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I read this book in a day and a half because I couldn't put it down. It's a page turner from the get go! I can't wait for book 3 to be released in December. I'll be per-ordering it when it becomes available.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition
Intense. That’s what I have to say about this book. Deep breath. Okay, let’s get down to the nitty gritty. The writing was well done. There weren’t a multitude of grammar, spelling, or punctuation mistakes. The narrative was clean, easy-to-follow, and fast paced. However, there were a few problems with the story that made me rate this book as a 4 star rather than a 5…

While I love the world building of this series, it is incredibly convoluted and vague at at times. Despite this being the second book in the series, I am still no closer to understanding the lore behind Trinity’s gift, or behind any of the other “talented” people within the series. There’s just so much that I still don’t know about Trinity’s visions, Dylan, and the murderer, that it’s hard to keep up at times. The constant dreams and visions Trinity suffers from are so vivid, so ever-present that even I can’t distinguish between dream and reality any more when flipping through the pages of this book. I guess I feel that there’s just too many questions left unanswered—too many holes in the story that I desperately want to have filled, and because of that, it’s hard to feel satisfied about this book.

Another problem for me was the romance. In the first book of the series we were introduced to Chase… the popular boy at school that Trinity was crushing on. I liked him in the first book… although I wasn’t fond of how he was introduced. By the time the first line of the book rolled around, Trinity had already met and grown close to Chase… all off camera. I honestly dislike it when stories start the love interest off camera because I feel as if I’ve missed something.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?