The Wicked and the Just
Cecily’s father has ruined her life. He’s moving them to occupied Wales, where theking needs good strong Englishmen to keep down the vicious Welshmen. At leastCecily will finally be the lady of the house.Gwenhwyfar knows all about that house. Once she dreamed of being the lady thereherself, until... show more
Cecily’s father has ruined her life. He’s moving them to occupied Wales, where theking needs good strong Englishmen to keep down the vicious Welshmen. At leastCecily will finally be the lady of the house.Gwenhwyfar knows all about that house. Once she dreamed of being the lady thereherself, until the English destroyed the lives of everyone she knows. Now she mustwait hand and foot on this bratty English girl.While Cecily struggles to find her place amongst the snobby English landowners,Gwenhwyfar struggles just to survive. And outside the city walls, tensions are risingever higher—until finally they must reach the breaking point.
Publish date: April 17th 2012
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 345
Edition language: English
YA historical novel- reads like a combination of Karen Cushman's Catherine Called Birdy and Donna Jo Napoli's Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale. I'd recommend it to kids ages 12-15, both if they're interested in medieval times and if they're interested in more modern issues of colonialism. The languag...
Welsh historcal fiction. Wait to see how others rate it.
This was historical fiction, about two young women in Caernarvon during the early period of English rule. I liked the story, but I never fully warmed to either of the characters. Cecily was bratty for a little too long and Gwen didn’t quite become real for me.
I am SO glad this book was written! This is not a sweet, fluffy read by any means. Rather, it tells the difficult truth of a brutal time in the history of Wales. It took me a little longer to get sucked into the story than I had anticipated, but I waited it out knowing that it would be well worth it...
Review originally posted at Bibliophilia, PleaseThe Wicked and the Just is the debut novel of J. Anderson Coats. It is historical fiction and focuses on the lives of two girls forced together during the early years of England’s subjugation of Wales in the late thirteenth century and told from altern...