Friday, February 28, 2014

Born of Illusion

Born of Illusion By: Teri Brown

Anna Van Housen is a talented magician.  She is the opening act for her mother's show as a medium. She has always been told that she is the daughter of magician Harry Houdini, but she has never met him.  Anna helps her mother in every way, and at times feels like her mother does not love her, and uses her.  She knows not to steal to much of her mother's spotlight either. They hold illegal seances in their home for money, and one night things change. Anna has always known things are different for her, as she is able to feel and sense things about others. She meets Cole, who has moved in downstairs, and things that night go differently at the seance, as the spirit that her mother is pretending to summon actually comes into Anna.  Anna knows something is up, and her visions, and powers are getting stronger, she knows that her mother and her are in danger, she just has to figure out from whom.

I enjoyed this book from beginning to end.  It was full of magic, and I felt family drama.  Anna really feels unloved, and just wants to know if her father is really who her mother says he is. She feels used by her mother, and wants to make a name for herself. I was definitely surprised to find out all Anna could do, and who was out to get her.  Great read, with a cover that I thought was super cool.  I am also excited that a second book is coming out this year Born of Deception, in October.

I borrowed this from the public library.
ISBN: 978-0-06-218754-3

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