[AZW] Û Born of Illusion | BY ✓ Teri Brown #2020

  • Title: Born of Illusion
  • Author: Teri Brown
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Kindle Edition

  • Born of Illusion By Teri Brown 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 tTeri 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.
    Teri Brown
    Well behaved women rarely make history Teri Brown lived that quote way before she ever even heard it The two things she is most proud of, besides her children , is that she jumped out of an airplane once and she beat the original Legend of Zelda video game She is a novel writer, head banger, pet keeper, math hater, cocktail drinker, booty shaker, book reader, city slicker, food fixer, French kisser, rule breaker, wine sipper and word scribbler She loves her husband, kitties and chocolate.

    Born of Illusion By Teri Brown


    Emily May
    This book was a very pleasant surprise My copy of this has been waiting a while, constantly put aside in favour of other historical fiction novels that appealed to me for example, Out of The Easy and In the Shadow of Blackbirds However, when I finally decided to give in and dive into this world of magicians, seances, Houdini and 1920s New York City, I found myself caught up in a dazzling whirlwind of history, magic and romance I now must sit here, twiddling my thumbs impatiently as I wait for B [...]

    Magicians, mediums, old school theatre entertainment, and a historical New York setting I absolutely loved the atmosphere in every aspect of this novel Anna Van Housen, the opening act of her mother s magic show, is the real deal she s a medium, she has visions of the future, and she can feel others emotions Plus, she s rud to be Houdini s illegitimate daughter With a premise like that, how can I not be intrigued Plus, just look at this amazing cover I was excited to finally sink my teeth into t [...]

    Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
    4.5 startStories about the sudden popularity of spiritualism during and right after World War I seem to be all the rage these days First there were The Diviners by Libba Bray, then came In the Shadow of Blackbirds by CatWinters, and now there s Born of Illusion, their equal in both quality and entertainment value Even though this is only her second young adult novel, it is already quite clear that Teri Brown deserves her place among the best.Have I told you lately how much I love a good ghost st [...]

    Faye, la Patata
    Read this and my other reviews at The Social Potato A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review This did not influence my thoughts in any way.Final Verdict 2.5 5YeahNot really sure how to put my utter disappointment and headache into words It is not often that I get a migraine from reading a book those are usually for the really bad ones like Wasteland and even The 5th Wave, although that s a story for another day I really wanted to love Born of Illusion, especially after reading In the [...]

    See reviews at YA Midnight ReadsThank you HarperTeen for sending me this copy No compensation was given or taken to alter this review I was thirteen the first time I broke my mother out of jail After that it got easier, though I have to admit, even I had trouble getting the door unlocked whole hanging off the back of a paddy wagon Is not an experience I wish to repeat What a pleasant surprise historical fiction can be when executed beautifully After the disappointments I ve had lately in this g [...]

    Born of Illusion falls into that inevitably irritating category of novels which have received a mixed bag of reviews A handful of my trusted reviewers loved this, another handful really enjoyed this, and still another group of them just couldn t connect with this one Thus, I did what any reader would do sit tight, wait, and make a decision concerning this novel after reviews of its sequel trickled in Well, guess who was well and truly hypnotized upon seeing the breathtaking cover of this at the [...]

    Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
    One of the recent trends seems to be historical fiction set in the 1920s Born of Illusion is the third one I ve read in the last year with a focus on the occult during the prohibition era The fact that Born of Illusion follows on the heels of The Diviners and In the Shadow of Blackbirds does not really diminish it for me, and, likely, it was already in the editing process before the first of those was released It s a funny coincidence, though Well, three books in and I am definitely a fan of thi [...]

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    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 s ances, 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 [...]

    4.5 LOVED this book The 1920s setting is fantastic, the magic captivating, and the plot intriguing This is such a fun book I loved the characters, especially the main character, Anna, and her relationship with her mother There s also a lovely romance The historical element really made the story and I really felt like I was transported back in time There re some familiar names and I loved reading about the speakeasies and all of the clothing The magic aspect gave this book a real kick It s fun re [...]

    Anna Van Housen is an illusionist who has the ability to feel people s emotions, communicate with the dead, and foretell the future But these are secrets she keeps hidden, especially from her mother, Marguerite Van Housen It s hard for Anna to converse with her mother because Marguerite is a very jealous woman who hates when the spotlight isn t on her Give a small praise to Anna and Marguerite with shoot her a daggering stare Give Anna your undivided attention or maybe a standing ovation and Mar [...]

    I was super excited when I read the synopsis for Teri Brown s Born of Illusion I think spiritualism is a fascinating subject from an historical perspective Who doesn t think that seances, Ouija boards, and communing with ghost is really cool stuff I also liked the fact that this book was set in 1920 s New York, as opposed to Victorian England, which seems to be the normal setting for spiritualism in YA And in addition to spiritualism there is also illusionism MAGIC involved Right from the start [...]

    Born of Illusion is, I can tell because I have superior powers just kidding , the first in a series It will either be a trilogy, no, it most probably be a trilogy The novel is set in the 20s, as, for some reason or another, YA novels are wont to be The setting does not play as large a part in the novel as it does in Bray s The Diviners but the narrative is nicely sprinkled with meaty tidbits that situate the reader firmly in that decade.My favourite part of this novel is Anna van Housen Oft time [...]

    4 Stars I devoured this and absolutely adored it It has been perhaps my favorite YA books that I have read in a while now, and I cannot wait to do a video review of it because trust me I most certainly will

    Magic is the sole science not accepted by scientists because they can t understand it Harry Houdini Setting New York City 1923Coverly Love Yes, surprisingly I don t usually like covers with a close up of a face, but this works Her eyes are so blue Plot Anna van Housen has been her mother s assistant in her magic and s ance shows since she was a little girl The supposed illegitimate daughter of the famous magician Harry Houdini, Anna and her mother are finally able to settle down and perform regu [...]

    Rachel Kramer Bussel
    There s a lot going on in this YA novel set in 1920 s New York, from Anna trying to figure out if her father really is Harry Houdini, to trying to use her powers to figure out who s trying to harm her and her mother She s had visions of disasters like the Titanic, but now the visions are hitting closer to home Meanwhile, she has two suitors, increasing tension with her mother, and is worried about getting busted for the seances she runs with her mother, in addition to their magic shows The plot [...]

    First thoughts Okay, the second book deals with Rasputin RASPUTIN COUNT ME IN.Thoughts after seeing cover Eh, it s okay Meh But I ll probably still have to wait until 2016 to read about Rasputin.

    First off, I adored the cover It is so gorgeous I wanted to read it as soon as I saw it I actually think that the cover is my favorite part of the whole book It looks so 1920 s y.In case you didn t know, I love the 20 s They are my favorite time period and books written in them, like The Diviner s by Libba Bray always have an edge for me This book was not quite as seamless as The Diviners, but It was not awful either.Plot Summary Anna Van Housen is a magician, the daughter of Marguerite Van Hous [...]

    Three and a half stars An interesting foray into magic and spiritualism during the roaring twenties Anna steps onto the stage, reveling in the audience s applause It is when she is on stage performing that she is at home Anna is a gifted illusionist who has a big secret She can truly sense people s emotions and see the future She and her mother have settled in New York, after years of running and being on the road Things seem to finally be looking up for Anna, until the dark visions begin assaul [...]

    Review posted on The Eater of Books blog Born of Illusion by Teri BrownBook One of the Born of Illusion seriesPublisher Balzer BrayPublication Date June 11, 2013Rating 3 starsSource eARC from EdelweissSummary from 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 s ances, and easily navigating the underground world of magicians, mediums and me [...]

    Vittoria Liant
    Io ero partita con i coltelli affilati pensando di trovare una storia in stile Stella nera di New York ed ero pronta fare confronti Invece la storia ha, fortunatamente, una sua dimensione particolare, e affronta il paranormale e il misticismo che tanto impazzava in quegli anni, in modo delicato Delicato anche l aggettivo che userei per descrivere tutto il libro, perch alla fine non ci sono grossi scossoni, tutto scorre leggero e forse, qui sta la pecca nel non aver saputo meglio dosare gli event [...]

    Dark Faerie Tales
    Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.Quick Dirty This was a beautifully weaved story of life in the 1920 s It is filled with magic, mystery, romance, and leaves you completely spellbound Opening Sentence The hair on the back of my neck prickles even before I spot him rounding the corner ahead.The Review Anna Van Housen is a 16 year old girl living in the New York City in the roaring twenties She is an assistant to her mother, the renowned medium Marguerite Van Housen Magic runs in Anna s blood a [...]

    usagi ☆ミ
    4.5 5 stars Guys, I loved this book So much that I m willing to forgive the almost love triangle in this story I definitely can t wait until the next book in the series, due out next year This book brings back the roaring 20s with its gin joints, speakeasies, dance parties and flappers back with beautfiul, vibrant ease, so much so that when we came to the last page, I didn t want to let go If you re looking for a new paranormal YA book that s also historical fiction, you may want to take a chanc [...]

    Stuti (Turmeric isn't your friend. It will fly your ship
    Cross posted on Books behind Dam n sMagicS ancesIllusionsWhat s to not like in Born of Illusion There is nothing to overtly like either, IMO, except for a few characters.Overall, though, I think the pros balance out the cons and it comes down to your personal preferences.Anna Van Housen has lived a life of escaping, fraud, visions and performances all her life She is the real daughter of a renowned and fake mother and the supposedly illegitimate one of Harry Houdini s She does a thousand questio [...]

    I have a confession to make about Born of Illusion I got almost 90% into this story and did not care what happened to any of the characters, so I just skimmed the rest of the book That almost never happens to me I probably would not have even made it that far if I hadn t been reading it for a a book tour The 1920s are a fascinating time period to read about, and thankfully many authors are exploring it these days With the spiritualist movement, magic, prohibition, speakeasies, silent films, revo [...]

    Review and others on my blogMy Friends Are FictionActual rating 3.5The Story Born of Illusion starts out with a very leisurely pace which allows the reader to soak in the time period and setting of the 1920 s New York It was a comfortable book to delve into, though I didn t feel like I couldn t put it down because I had to know what was going to happen next.Many pages focused on developing Anna s character and delving into her relationship with her mother The reader gets to experience how it mig [...]

    Jen Ryland
    I love historical fiction and was incredibly excited to read this book I mean, 1920s New York A girl who is supposed to be Houdini s illegitimate daughter In the end, there were things I enjoyed about Born of Illusion, and other things that struck me as somewhat less than magical.My favorite part of the book was Anna s relationship with her mother, which was complicated Anna s mother is a spiritualist and Anna resents the way that her mother uses trickery and manipulation to make people think sh [...]

    Danielle (is trying to escape reality)
    Another disappointment.Another book with oodles of potentialThis isnt a terrible book, but for my lack of interest and care I cant bear to rate it above two stars The whole magician and dash of paranormal flavoring of this book could have really worked Really But it just didnt Part of the problem lies in me I used to adore historical fiction Now it bores me to tears The writing here isnt bad nor are the characters Anna is pretty decent, and her mother is a piece of work The love interest is a bi [...]

    I enjoyed this book much then I thought I would.I love that it is set in the roaring 20 s Flappers, Speakeasies, Prohibition, and a lovely mystery that is wrapped up in a charlatan of a mother who poses as a medium, and her daughter who just happens to be the real thing Did I mention that Harry Houdini is a prominent character also Anna has lived an interesting life Her mother is a fraud She conducts s ance s for the wealthy and tricks them into spending their money Unfortunately for Anna she h [...]

    1920 s NYC shimmers to lifeThere s magic in this YA novel, but it s not set in an alternate world and that s a lot of its charm New York City of the flapper era 1920 s is brought to life through seamlessly dropped details of daily living, lovely descriptions of dresses worn, and cameos by actual people of the time, like the great Houdini, who may or may not be the father of main character Anna Van Housen.Anna and her beautiful mother have lived a vagabond life, earning money by performing magic [...]

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