Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Waiting On...


With so many great books coming out, how are you to know what to even be on the look out for? Have no fear! Your faithful Young Adult librarians have been searching ahead to make sure you stay on top of the great teen literature that's out there! So, make note if you like what you see, because soon these fantastic books will be appearing in a library branch near you!


Today we are waiting on...


Born of Illusion by Teri Brown
Published: June 11th 2013 by 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?

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