Welcome to another edition of Waiting on Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine…where we let everyone know what unreleased book(s) we are dying to read!
I’ve been a little bit obsessed with this book since I saw it on the last Epic Reads ARCParty. I can’t *wait* to read it!
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Release Date: June 11, 2013
Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Magic, Paranormal, Young Adult
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?
OK, so can we just step back and admire that gorgeous cover? It’s A-MAZING! The font choice, the girl, the black with a pop of color. I could stare at it all day. But then, I got to the synopsis and I fell in love. 1920′s New York? Magic, illusions and secret societies? Oh, yes please. I’m all over that. June can’t come fast enough for me.
What book has caught your eye this week? Share it with me!