Born of Illusion

  • Type: Books
  • By: Teri Brown
  • Age Category: Teens
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Tom S.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780062277206
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Where does illusion end and the supernatural begin?

Teenaged Anna is a skilled stage magician but a reluctant participant in her mother's popular - though fake - seances.   When Anna meets a handsome and mysterious  man at one such performance, she realizes that her own mostly latent supernatural abilities become heightened whenever the young man is around.  This quickly leads her into a web of intrigue and danger that will ultimately test her abilities as a magician, escapologist, and psychic.
The story is set in 1920s New York City and is full of fine period detail.  This would be a good choice for readers who like fast-moving historical fiction with a little romance thrown in that never goes beyond some passionate kissing.