The Illusion Queen
T.E. Dickason, author
The Illusion Queen is a YA fantasy novel about a girl named Aleja who is chosen to give her body over to the spirit of the goddess Queen that rules the ancient island of Corazon. Aleja accepts her fate, until she discovers that her sacrifice will not be for the good of Corazon’s people, but for a lie that keeps them slaves to a demonic cabal. After the demons kill a trusted friend, Aleja makes her escape. She runs through a city full of narrow alleyways and hidden tunnels with her former captors in close pursuit. During her journey she discovers that, although the Queen is not what she seems, there is a mystical power in the world that Aleja is able to tap into. In the final confrontation Aleja uses this power to defeat her captors and set herself free.