Waiting On Wednesday {22}

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Expected Publication: June 11th 2013 by Balzer & Bay

Born Of Illusion

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?

I've been seeing this more and more the past few weeks in people's Stacking the Shelves and it's making me even more excited! I love the 1920s and magicians? Sign me up! It also sounds slightly similar to the new movie, Now You See Me. I'll post the trailer below for you (because I'm so excited for this movie!).

It has Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Michael Caine. Amazing or what?

Okay, so I know this slowly turned into a WOW movie post, but link me your WOW posts and I'll drop on by! 


  1. Amazing pick. Ive been wanting to read this for the longest. I love the cover.
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  2. This sounds really good :D And the cover is awesome! Thanks for stopping by My WW!


  3. I agree with your pick, this one sounds so good! The cover drew me in but the story sounds just as awesome! Thanks for stopping by my WOW

  4. I think I drool a little every time I see this gorgeous cover :) Nice choice!

  5. Love magicians too! Plus being able to bust your mom out of jail is an awesome talent to have at 13! LOL Thanks for stopping by!

  6. The cover on this one actually freaks me out a bit, I think it's her eye. It's lovely, but something about her eye is off.
    Anyway! I think this one sounds really interesting and it's definitely different from anything else I've read so far. Now You See Me looks like it'll be worth watching, this is first time I've heard of it.

  7. Not sure this is really for me but I hope you enjoy reading your pick when the book comes out.
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  8. I haven't heard of this one. But it sounds great. Can't wait to get into it.

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  9. This kind of reminds me of Haunting Violet. I am glad I saw this because now I can add a new book on my too read this! :)

  10. This sounds great! I hadn't heard of it. Thanks for sharing. :)

  11. Awesome. Thanks so much for introducing me to not only a great sounding book but a great looking film. Have a great week. :D

  12. Great pick. I can't wait for this one either.

  13. Sounds cool. I love the font on that cover.

  14. Born of Illusion is way high on my waiting list, too. The Roaring 20's is my favorite historical period, US wise so I'm definitely intrigued. And any movie with Morgan Freeman and/or Mark Ruffalo - sign me up!

    Great pick(s)!
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  15. The book and the movie sounds awesome!

  16. This one sounds great! The cover is beautiful.

    Happy reading & thanks for sharing :-)

  17. This sounds neat. I love the cover its simple yet striking. Thanks for stopping by
    My WoW and sharing yours!

  18. Great pick! This blurb sounds awesome and the cover is beautiful. I love strong female leads so I was sold at "Anna Van Housen is thirteen the first time she breaks her mother out of jail. By sixteen she’s street smart and savvy"

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  19. I want to read this! I've never seen the movie trailer before, but now I want to see that too!

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  20. I got this one as an eARC recently so i'm really thrilled about that cause it was a WoW pick for me few weeks ago.

    Thanks for stopping by!


  21. I have an eARC of this one, and it looks so good!!!! So does Now You See ME!!!!!! Can't wait to see it.

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW!

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  22. This one sounds so good, can't wait to get my hands on this one. :) Great pick!
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  23. I can't wait for this one either! It looks awesome! Thanks for stopping by.

  24. I have not heard of this, but it sounds really good. I'll definitely have to check it out. Thanks for stopping by!

  25. I haven't seen this movie, but the book sound really good. Great pick and thanks for stopping by!

  26. I can't wait to get my hands on this one!! I'm hoping to get an e-ARC, so fingers crossed!!

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    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros
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  27. Sounds like an awesome book. Thanks for sharing and visiting my WoW. I added it to my Goodreads. New Follower. =]

  28. I keep seeing this book. It sounds great!

  29. Oh, I know, the buzz for this book has got me so excited!! The summary reminds me of The Diviners. Gahhh, can't wait! Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog earlier!

  30. I haven't heard of this one before but it sounds really good!

  31. This book is not really my genre, but it seems really interesting, so I'm having second thoughts about reading it :))
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  32. That's a beautifully creepy cover! This sounds like a good read. I hope you enjoy Born Of Illusion. :)

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my WoW earlier. Happy reading! :D

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  33. I've been hearing about this book more lately too and now I want to read it! I also want to see that movie! lol
    Thanks for stopping by! :)

  34. This sounds great! I haven't seen it before but I'm glad I have now ;)
    Beth | YA Vixens
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