The Rest Is Illusion by Eric Arvin ~ Book Review by Sadie

IMG_2978Title: The Rest Is Illusion

Author: Eric Arvin

Publisher: Wilde City

Cover Artist: Not listed

Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 06/22/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Contemporary, Drama, Fantasy, Gay Fiction


Magical realism meets coming of age as four Verona College students are thrown together by choice as well as circumstance. When their lives and loves are threatened by blackmail and violence, they respond by using all the means at their disposal—including some they aren’t even aware they possess. But will that be enough to prevent tragedy or even death? Eric Arvin’s first novel is once again available, ready to set your heart racing and your mind reeling.

My View:


I’m not sure anything I write could accurately convey such a beautiful book, but…

This was strange, and wonderful, and sinister, and heartbreaking, and altogether way cooler than any debut novel has a right to be. Mr. Arvin’s use of color and temperature evokes a visceral reaction with a frequency that borders on stunning. Those of you who have yet to explore this title should purchase and read it immediately.


The Rest Is Illusion on Goodreads
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Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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