Teri Brown’s YA novel Born of Illusion launches a thrilling new series laced with romance and magic. Each book is linked to a real-life secret society founded in 1862 by Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others to study paranormal mysteries.
The first book introduces Anna Van Housen, a young woman living in Jazz Age New York, who may be the illegitimate daughter of the greatest magician who ever lived—Harry Houdini. Anna certainly has his talent. She is an expert illusionist. What no one knows is Anna actually has supernatural gifts.
Then a young man discovers Anna’s abilities and introduces her to members of a secret society, who are eager to study her powers and help her learn the truth about herself.
Wow I just loved this book y’all. You know the feeling when you finish a really good book and you are just basking in the afterglow of it. Yep that’s me! Anna our main character is one smart cookie. Living in 1920’s New York she is not only a very talented magician. She is also rumored to be the daughter of Houdini himself. She also has other psychic abilities that if known could put her and those she loves in danger.
Anna also has a very complex relationship with her mother and in spite of that she turns out to be a wonderful, talented and caring young woman.
Ok Miss Teri Brown I can’t wait for the next installment of this series to be released. I sure hope I won’t have to wait very long.
I received this book for my early review, all opinions expressed are my own.