Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spines. This is a cool way to spotlight a upcoming release that you're anxious about, as well as checking out what other book lovers are anticipating as well. So, check out my WoW this week:
Born Of Illusion
by Teri Brown
Expected publication: June 11th 2013
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Synopsis via Goodreads:
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.
Magic intrigues me, and this story is right up my alley. Can't wait!
How bout you?
I love magic too! Breaking her mom out of jail at 13?! Awesome! LOLReplyDelete
Ooh interesting! Haven't heard of this one!ReplyDelete
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Jeez, this sounds awesome. Adding it for sure. Nice choice.ReplyDelete
Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW
I love magic, and that cover just POPS, doesn't it? Great pick! Thanks for sharing! Here's my WoW. Happy Wednesday! :DReplyDelete
This sounds awesome!! I had seen this one somewhere, but didn't really pay much attention. I am glad I read the synopsis here. I will be adding this!!ReplyDelete
Fantastic! I love a good magic story. Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
I've never seen this one before but the cover is definitely intriguing. Great pick!ReplyDelete
My Wow Pick!
This sounds interesting. I haven't heard of it before. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Nice pick. That is a gorgeous cover. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
So really excited for this one. I love the cover too. Great pickReplyDelete
Oh wow, looks and sounds like a great book! Also, that title is made of awesome =DReplyDelete
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Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile
This looks way cool! Love the cover. Anything with magic is always a read for me. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Ooh this one looks really cool. Thanks for sharing. I've added it to my TBR list.ReplyDelete
Taking it One Page at a Time
this looks so awesome!! very cool cover too!ReplyDelete