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Tour: Illuminated by Iris Marsh

Iris Marsh
Publication date: November 21st 2022
Genres: Coming of Age, Fantasy, Thriller, Young Adult


In this coming-of-age YA contemporary fantasy, a teenage girl has her life turned upside down when her family is breaking apart, and she discovers her supernatural powers. There’s no time to deal with it, however, as she’s targeted by a dangerous power-siphoner.

Nikki Chase, a 16-year-old striver, feels like her life is falling apart around her. Her parents’ marriage seems in trouble, her best friend prefers to spend time with the popular girl, and she’s quite certain she’s on the verge of a psychosis. After all, normal people don’t see colors around people or hear voices, right?

When a volunteering assignment leads her to a mental hospital, Nikki is determined to figure out what’s going on with her—and if perhaps she belongs in that facility. What she discovers is nothing she expected: Lorene, a volunteer, tells Nikki she’s not crazy but, in fact, has the power to influence people’s thoughts and beliefs. However, someone has been sucking the power out of people just like her, leaving them behind as an empty shell. Desperate for help and someone to trust, Nikki teams up with Lorene to discover who is behind the siphoning. But can she stop them before she becomes a victim? And can she do so without becoming addicted to the power herself?

Fans of suspenseful contemporary fantasy will love this YA coming-of-age fantasy thriller book about coping with difficult emotions, navigating relationships with family and friends, and the addictive quality of power.


About the Author

Iris Marsh is a behavioral researcher turned writer. As such, she focuses on her character’s journeys as well as the plot. Her YA fantasy debut novel Illuminated is no exception: it’s both suspenseful and heavy on character development. Currently, she lives in the Netherlands with her partner and cat.

She would be overjoyed if you visited her website and would love it if you followed her journey on Instagram.

The Tour

November 28th
Ilovebooksandstuffblog >> Excerpt
Lady Hawkeye >> Guest Post

November 29th
opaqueelove >> Excerpt
Candlelight Reading >> Review
Living in a Bookworld >> Excerpt
Adventures in Writing >> Excerpt
The Eclectic Review >> Review

November 30th
Plain Talk Book Marketing >> Excerpt
Movies, Shows, & Books >> Excerpt
Mythical Books >> Guest Post

December 1st
Kelsey Ketch >> Top 10 List
Rockin’ Book Reviews >> Top 10 List
Valerie Ullmer | Romance Author >> Excerpt

December 2nd
Reading With Wrin >> Excerpt
Two Ends of the Pen >> Interview
The Avid Reader >> Review