Lucy Scarborough is only 17, but she carries the burden of a curse that has already struck down several women in her family. Each of her afflicted ancestors failed at completing three seemingly impossible tasks, and each succumbed to madness at the birth of her first child. Facing this tragic... show more
Lucy Scarborough is only 17, but she carries the burden of a curse that has already struck down several women in her family. Each of her afflicted ancestors failed at completing three seemingly impossible tasks, and each succumbed to madness at the birth of her first child. Facing this tragic fate, Lucy braces herself for a losing battle. Mercifully, she has allies in her struggle: intensely sympathetic foster parents and her loyal childhood friend Zach.
Publish date: 18-09-2008
Edition language: English
This book was really hard to me to immerse myself in. When I first read the book flap, I was so intrigued that this book was inspired by the folk song, “Scarborough Fair.” Unfortunately, my expectations were really high, and the book did not meet them.Lucy is a sweet 17 year old who is normal: prepa...
I listened to this book on audio cd. I can't say it was really great on audio. The reader was kind of....stiff, I guess. She uh-nun-see-ay-ted every word, which drove me a little crazy, and she kind of sounded like an elementary teacher reading to her 1st grade class, especially when she sang the...
This one felt a lot more mature than your standard YA. It definitely has darker subject matter - a faerie curse, rape, and madness. However, I felt that the topics were handled realisticly, in that the heroine had a supportive family, counseling, and she didn't just bounce back from anything. There ...
This book was great! I love the whole fighting for what you want and also finding your true love. I love how she fought and never give up.
Ideas expressed/message/plot: From book jacket: “LUCY HAS ONLY NINE MONTHS IN WHICH TO BREAK AN ANCIENT CURSE. Lucy Scarborough is seventeen when she discovers that the women of her family have been cursed through the generations, forced to attempt three seemingly impossible tasks or to fall into ma...
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