Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday (#19) - Born Of Illusion by Teri Brown

Waiting on Wednesday is Hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine

Born Of Illusion
Anna Van Housen is thirteen the first time she breaks her mother out of jail. By sixteen she’s street smart and savvy, assisting her mother, the renowned medium Marguerite Van Housen, in her stage show and séances, and easily navigating the underground world of magicians, mediums and mentalists in 1920’s New York City. Handcuffs and sleight of hand illusions have never been much of a challenge for Anna. The real trick is keeping her true gifts secret from her opportunistic mother, who will stop at nothing to gain her ambition of becoming the most famous medium who ever lived. But when a strange, serious young man moves into the flat downstairs, introducing her to a secret society that studies people with gifts like hers, he threatens to reveal the secrets Anna has fought so hard to keep, forcing her to face the truth about her past. Could the stories her mother has told her really be true? Could she really be the illegitimate daughter of the greatest magician of all? 

Born of Illusion is the first book in a new series. Each book in the series will introduce a new historical figure, whose legend is shrouded in magic, along with the young woman whose fate is irrevocably tied to his. The through line in each of the books will be The Ghost Club, the real life secret society that was founded in 1862 by the likes of Charles Dickens, Sir Conan Doyle, and W. B. Yeats to advance mankind’s knowledge of the paranormal. The first three books in the series will deal with Houdini, Aleister Crowley and Rasputin.
 Why I'm Waiting For It: First, off I love the cover a lot! It looks so odd and quickly I easily could grab this without even looking at the synopsis! This one hasn't really been getting much rave or even been on any WoW's I saw. I really hope they have this on Netgalley soon!

Born of Illusion by Teri Brown will be released on June 11, 2013 by Balzer and Bray 

Now what are YOU Waiting This Wednesday? :)


  1. The cover is so bold and daring! I love it! And the premise...I really enjoy a good book about magic and illusions. Great pick! Thanks for sharing & stopping by my WoW this week! Happy Wednesday! :D

  2. Wow! How did I miss this? A sincere thank you for putting this on my radar! This is so going on my tbr. LOVE the cover!

    Jessica @ Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

  3. I love magic! This sounds really great and I think I saw there was a Goodreads giveaway for it? Thanks for sharing! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  4. YES. I am SO waiting on this one right along with you!! It really looks amazing, doesn't it? Here's hoping we'll both love this one when it comes out :D Great choice!!

    Old follower,
    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  5. This looks AMAZING! I love this period in history, and just... Rasputin? Yeah, I'm really looking forward to this. :) Thanks for putting it on my radar!

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  6. I'm really looking forward to this one as well!!! I love that cover, it looks seriously awesome!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration
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  7. I can't help but love the summary of that book. I swore I would read anything with magicians set in historical times after The Night Circus. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by!
    Deidra @ Simply Books.

  8. Sounds very intriguing! I like the 1920s setting - and magicians, too? This can only be good! ;) Thanks for sharing!

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    Diana @ BookVenturers

  9. Sounds like a good book. I hadn't heard of it
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  10. Sounds like a good start to a cool series!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

  11. Very intrigued that she is able to break her mother out of jail at 13! Handy skill to have lol I love magic and illusions.
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  12. Trying to get over how AWESOME this sounds! I LOVE magicians!!! So cool. Feel free to check out my WoW

  13. This looks really good and the cover is lovely! My WoW


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