Thursday

Impossible by Nancy Werlin

Lucy has been raised by her foster parents - since her biological mother went insane shortly after her birth. Now at 17 she finds herself in quite a predicament... she is pregnant and has just discovered that she is cursed to follow in her mother’s footsteps and succumb to insanity after the birth of her daughter. The only clue is the ballad that her mother passed down to her, which is a more sinister version of the song "Scarborough Fair". With the help of her foster parents and the boy next door, Lucy must use the song as a guide to complete the tasks which need to be performed in order to break the Elfin Knight’s curse that has been inherited by all the women of her family; if she fails, she too will be doomed.

Ms. Werlin’s writing style immediately grabs you and pulls you into an extraordinary world where realism and fantasy blend seamlessly. I can honestly say that there were parts in this book where I was scared to keep reading. The suspense of not knowing what would happen next had me flying through the pages... I just had to know what would happen to Lucy and her baby.

I will forewarn that some elements of the story are not appropriate for a young adolescent audience. There is a non-graphic rape scene and some sexual scenes. The romance is set within "traditional" values and the characters devotion to each other was so innocent and refreshing. I did feel that it dealt lightly with the after-effects of traumatic events such as rape and child abandonment though.

All in all, this was a quick read that young and old can equally enjoy. If you like your romances sprinkled with suspense, intrigue and a hint of magic, then this is definitely one you’ll want to grab.

7 comments:

Vanessa Book ♥ Soulmates said...

Congrats on 200 followers!!!!!!!

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♥ya!

Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...

Congrats on the 200 readers! You deserve it lady! :D

I really enjoyed this book. Great review.

Jessica (BookLover) said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this one!
Wasn't Zach adorable?
Excellent review, by the way. :)

Pam said...

I just came across this one on Amazon the other day! Thanks for the review!

Jenny said...

This does sound realllly good!

celi.a said...

I have this sitting in a pile of books to be read by my bed. Sounds really good - thanks for featuring it!

Confessions of a Country Girl/Confessions of a Book Junkie said...

Sounds like a pretty interesting book!

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