Book Review: Wicked Girls by: Stephanie Hemphill

Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials

Publisher: Baltzer + Bray

Publish Date: 29 June 2010

Origins: Publisher for Review

Format: Paperback

Blurb: Ann Putnam Jr. plays the queen bee. When her father suggests that a spate of illnesses within the village is the result of witchcraft, Ann grasps her opportunity. She puts in motion a chain of events that will change the lives of the people around her forever.

Mercy Lewis, the beautiful servant in Ann's house, inspires adulation in some and envy in others. With a troubled past, she seizes her only chance at safety.

Margaret Walcott, Ann's cousin, is desperately in love and consumed with fiery jealousy. She is torn between staying loyal to her friends and pursuing the life she dreams of with her betrothed.

With new accusations mounting daily against the men and women of the community, the girls will have to decide: Is it too late to tell the truth?

Review in 5: Poetry, Beautiful Cover, and Not What I Expected.

Review: I love books based on The Salem Witch trials; I am a firm believer in learning your history so as to not repeat it, and I feel these types of books do this for everyone. This book was not what I expected, I didn't do my author research, so that part is my fault. This whole book is written in poetry and I like poetry but I don't believe that poetry is the best form for this subject. The writing is beautiful, the book cover is beautiful but I just couldn't get into a subject I love in this format. Give it a go and see what you think yourself.

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  1. Thanks for the review. I am the same way about books in verse--even though I read Ellen Hopkins books, I still don't like the format. Good to know on this one!

  2. Interesting! I've been looking forward to this book for quite a while, but hadn't realized that it was written in verse, either.

  3. Great Review! I tend to not like verse books, so I probably won't pick it up.

    ~Felicia @ Geeky Bloggers Book Blog


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