Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Wicked Girls

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.  

Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials
 by Stephanie Hemphill
Pub. Date: July 1, 2010

Goodreads says, "Wicked Girls is a fictionalized account of the Salem witch trials based on the real historical characters, told from the perspective of three young women living in Salem in 1692—Mercy Lewis, Margaret Walcott, and Ann Putnam Jr.  When Ann’s father suggests that a spate of illnesses within the village is the result of witchcraft, Ann sees an opportunity and starts manifesting the symptoms of affliction. Ann looks up to Mercy, the beautiful servant in her parents' house. She shows Mercy the power that a young girl is capable of in a time when women were completely powerless. Mercy, who suffered abuse at the hands of past masters, seizes her only chance at safety. And Ann’s cousin Margaret, anxious to win the attention of a boy in her sights, follows suit. As the accusations mount against men and women in the community, the girls start to see the deadly ramifications of their actions. Should they finally tell the truth? Or is it too late to save this small New England town?"

* I am a sucker for YA historical fiction and I've always been captivated by The Salem Witch Trials.  This sounds like an edge of your seat type read, which is perfect for those late summer nights!  What do you guys think of Wicked Girls and what are you waiting for?


  1. Me, too! I love YA historical fiction! This looks great!

  2. Great wow! It sounds awesome, and it would definitely be interesting to see what the author does using the Salem witch trials :)

  3. I am always up for historical fiction centered around the Salem Witch Trial. Love Ann Rinaldi's, Break With Charity, so I will definitely be wanting to read this one.

  4. Great WoW pick! I am looking forward to this one too. I remember how much I loved The Witch At Blackbird Pond and I enjoyed reading The Crucible. This will be interesting because the point of view is from the perpetrators rather than the victims.

  5. This one looks awesome! Great pick.

  6. I definitely want to read this one too. I like reading about the Salem Witch Trials, it's so interesting!!

  7. Excellent pick, this sounds awesome. The Salem witch trials are just so fascinating, aren't they? I tend to like anything related to that part of history (I've even been to Salem). I'll be checking this out, definitely.

  8. Thanks for the comments and visiting my WoW! :) Hope everyone has a great week!


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