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Title: Born of Illusion
Author: Teri Brown
Release Date: June 11th, 2013
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
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?
[Summary Source: Goodreads]
LOOK AT THE PRETTY. *Pets pretty* I wants it. And yes, I did just go all Smeagol/Gollum on you guys. In an attempt to be less creepy, I said pretty instead of precious, but I think you should all be worried for my mental health. Maybe. If you're the worrying type.
No, but seriously, when books take place in the 1920s and in New York City, I perk up like a dog who hears someone approaching the front door. I want, I want, and now I must impatiently wait. >.<
PS: It's worth mentioning that Teri Brown has an AWESOME website I could probably stare at all day. Fair warning, it makes a little noise, which I don't usually love, but this time it works for me. And it's totally mininal. AND THERE'S A CAT. I've linked you to the pretty website (to match the pretty book cover), so GO LOOK AT IT.