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, Hard to Follow, Couldn't Finish, Good Concept, Disliked Style

Review: When I picked up this book, I had very high hopes. I love reading about the Salem Witch Trials and have even been to Salem a few times. What really turned me off to this book is the style in which is it written. It’s all in verse (poetry) and while it’s descriptive and interesting, it just wasn’t what I was looking for. I looked up the author and it seems this is how she writes all her books.  I won’t say it’s a bad book, it’s just not the style that catches my attention and I couldn’t finish it (which is rare for me). Give it a try and see what you think – but pick it up from the library first.


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1 comment:

  1. Hmmm..i loved the cover. Idk, i still might read it :D thanks 4 your honest review!


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