Waiting on Wednesday 226

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and it is a way to show off the books you can't wait to be released!!

This week I chose:

"Born of Illusion"
by Teri Brown
Balzer & Bray
Release Date: June 11, 2013

The following description is from goodreads.com:

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.
Wow, this sounds so exciting! I love historicals and this one sounds so good! Not to mention that the cover is a real attention grabber!

What are you waiting for this week???


  1. Ooooh, sounds good! I don't think I've heard of this one. Thanks for sharing!

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    I added this one to my TBR!

  3. Great pick! This is new to me; I'll definitely be adding it to my TBR list. I love historical fiction. Great pick!

  4. This sounds really interesting. I love historicals and so this sounds fantastic :) Great pick.

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  5. I hadn't heard of this one, but it sounds amazing! I love the concept of the series with all the mysterious historical figures popping up. Plus that cover is to die for!

  6. I also picked this book, it sounds so good and I totally have a secret or not so secret obsession with Rasputin! Can't wait to read this one =D

  7. OMGosh! This sounds FABULOUS! Something I think I'd really like! I wonder if they will have it in audio! I usually like books that take place in history in audio. Thanks for sharing! I'm going to be for sure waiting on this one!

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  8. Ooh that looks intriguing! Very captivating cover too!

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  9. The cover of this one is gorgeous, but I'm not crazy about the description. I hope you enjoy it, though!

  10. It sounds good! And the cover is pretty awesome. But I do think I like the cover more than the description.
    Still, I hope you enjoy it.

  11. This book sounds amazing! I'm adding it to my must-read list. =)

  12. IT DOES SOUND EXCITING!I love historical fiction. They are soooo fun. And it really shows the creativity of an author to work around facts. Kind of like fanfiction, I guess. There are good fanfics out there after all :D

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  13. Oo, this one looks like so much fun! Striking cover image and the story sounds intriguing, too.

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  14. ooh! We're studying 20s America at the moment and I'm finding it really interesting. And I'm not one to miss a good magic book...thanks forthe heads-up!

  15. This isn't my typical type of read but it does sound like a lot of fun. I'll be keeping my eye out for this one.


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