Friday Reads #9

 It's Friday...What Are Your
 
I often Tweet my Friday Reads
but I have decided to change things up a bit.
There will also be a list on my blog from here on out.
Born Of Illusion
Title:  Born of Illusion
(Born of Illusion #1)
Author:  Teri Brown
Format:  E-galley
Length:  384 pages
Publisher:  Balzer & Bray
 Expected Date of Publication:  June 11, 2013

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?
 

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