Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.
Born of Illusion
by Teri Brown

hitting shelves June 11th, 2012 from Balzer & Bray

description:
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.


My thoughts: I could not be more excited about this book!! A historical story set in the 20s about Houdini's supposed daughter?? Secret gifts and strange societies?? This may very well be one of my top 5 books that I'm anticipating in 2013!  I'm even more excited to hear that it will be a series tied to the The Ghost Club!!  The whole concept just sounds so amazing!

20 comments :

  1. I hadn't heard of this one before but it does sound interesting. Thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

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  2. I just saw this one yesterday, and I really think it will be a must read for me. Great pick!

    My WOW

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  3. I will be adding this to my TBR list! I like the combination of historical and paranormal and it sounds like a unique series.

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  4. This sounds great, so far away though!!!

    Our WoW is at Book Sake. –Jessica

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  5. Already added this one to my wish list! Sounds awesome! I love the cover too! :)

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  6. This sounds really good. I hadn't heard of it before. Thanks for the suggestion! Please check out my WoW!

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  7. Wow this looks incredible! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Our WoW for the week =)

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  8. Haven't heard of this before, but it does sound so fantastic! The 1920's, magic/illusion and real historical figures! Thanks for spotlighting. Now I'm all excited haha
    Also thanks for stopping by Bookmunchies (:

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  9. I think I have another book I need to add to my TBR list!!! Thanks for spotlighting it and Happy Halloween!! Please check out my WoW!

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  10. This book sounds really good! And I have to say, the cover is really gorgeous. i like the look of it. Great pick!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
    My WOW

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  11. This series sounds awesome, I hadn't heard of it. Will be looking forward to it for sure!

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  12. Ooohhh a medium mom she has to break out of jail and also secret societies and the 20s. Yes nice pick! Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Ahhh we're hosting this blog tour!!!!! I can't wait to read this one :D

    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books

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  14. Love the cover. Love the 20's. This looks amazing. Thanks so much for sharing :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  15. Nice pick! That cover is gorgeous and the story sounds do unique. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. I'll just echo everything you said about this one, shall I? It sounds wonderful, and I love that cover art - so striking!

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  17. great pick, sounds good ! Our WOW Katie @ Inkk

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  18. Oh, is this a historical book? I hadn't noticed. I was too busy sewing my eyes to the cover so that THEY WOULD NEVER HAVE TO LEAVE. Soo beautifuull.

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  19. Ohh! It does sound like an amazing book :D I hope you'll love it. <3 great pick ;)
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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