Born of Deception

Born of Deception

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Perfect for fans of Libba Bray and Anna Godbersen, this thrilling historical suspense novel--and sequel to Born of Illusion--tells the story of a teen illusionist who must harness her special powers and navigate the underworld of magic before her murderous enemies catch up with her.

After scoring a spot on a European vaudeville tour, Anna Van Housen is moving to London to chase her dream and to join an underground society for people like her with psychic abilities. But when Anna arrives, she finds the group in turmoil--one of its members has been kidnapped, and members of the society are starting to turn on one another. Her life in danger and her relationship with her boyfriend, Cole, fizzling, can Anna track down the kidnapper before he makes her his next victim--or will she be forced to pay the ultimate price for her powers?

Lovers of historical fiction and stories filled with romance and intrigue will fall for Born of Deception and its world of magic set in Jazz Age London.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 152 x 218 x 33mm | 408g
  • English
  • 0062187570
  • 9780062187574
  • 1,222,388

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Budding illusionist Anna Van Housen is on top of the world.

After scoring a spot on a prestigious European vaudeville tour, she's moving to London to chase her dream and to join the Society for Psychical Research, an underground group for Sensitives, people like her with psychic abilities. Along with her handsome beau, Cole Archer, Anna is prepared to take the city by storm.

But when Anna arrives in London, she finds the Society in turmoil. Sensitives are disappearing, and without a suspect, the group's members are turning on one another. Could the kidnapper be someone within the Society itself--or has the nefarious Dr. Boyle followed them to London?

As secrets about the Society are revealed and Cole and Anna begin to unravel the case, they find themselves at odds, their plans for romance in London having vanished. With her life in danger and her relationship fizzling, can Anna find a way to track down the kidnapper before he makes her his next victim--or will she have to pay the ultimate price for her powers?

Set in Jazz Age London, this alluring sequel to Born of Illusion comes alive with sparkling romance, deadly intrigue, and daring magic.
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Review quote

Praise for BORN OF ILLUSION: "Characterization is a strength in this first-person narrative, in which the setting, New York City in the 1920s, is so richly drawn as to become a character in itself .... Will appeal to fans of Libba Bray."--Kirkus Reviews
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689 ratings
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4 28% (192)
3 41% (285)
2 14% (95)
1 2% (16)
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