September 20, 2009
Review: The Art of Disappearing by Ivy Pochoda
Toby is magician who doesn't use tricks in his magic shows, he uses real magic. When he meets Mel he feels an undeniable passion for her. To prove himself to her, he magically places a glass of wine in front of her. The next day, they become husband and wife.
Soon, Mel realizes that Toby's is haunted by a failed magic trick. He had an assistant who was part of a disappearing trick. The problem is, she didn't return. He cannot escape the feelings of failure when it comes to this past event. Will he learn how to keep control of his power or will he end up screwing things up past recognition?
This is an amazing story that keeps you wanting more. It's beautifully written and I was absolutely enthralled! I love a good love story.
IVY POCHODA graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Classical Greek and English. She is the Spring 2009 James Merrill House Writer-in-Residence. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
The Art of Disappearing by Ivy Pochoda
St. Martin's Press
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Thank you Mary from Literary Ventures Fund for sending me this book to review.