Thursday, June 14, 2012

Still On My Mind (#2)

Still on my Mind is a weekly meme hosted YA-Aholic. Still on my Mind features a book that you have read a while ago but can't stop thinking about because it was so good.


Author: Nancy Werlin
Retelling of: a Ballad: "Scarborough Fair"
Summary from B&
Lucy has nine months to break an ancient curse in order to save both herself and her unborn daughter.
Inspired by the ballad “Scarborough Fair,” this riveting novel combines suspense, fantasy, and romance for an intensely page-turning and masterfully original tale.
Lucy 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 madness upon their child’s birth. But Lucy is the first girl who won’t be alone as she tackles the list. She has her fiercely protective foster parents and her childhood friend Zach beside her. Do they have love and strength enough to overcome an age-old evil?

Reasons Why It's Still On My Mind:

This book is haunting, and beautiful. It is a perfect retelling of the haunting ballad "Scarborough Fair", which is about undo-able tasks a women needs to do to free herself from a curse.  What my mind keeps wandering back to the undo-able tasks. Three undo-able, one girl with the help of her family, does she complete them. Task One: make a seamless shirt. Task Two: Find land in between the ocean and the sea strand. Task Three: Plow the land with a goat horn, then sow all of the land with on grain of corn. Add in one other complication, and you get one unbelievable, impossible book.

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1 comment:

  1. I remember singing "Scarborough Fair" in Junior high choir and it was such a beautiful song! This books looks really good, I'll need to look further into it! Thanks for the recommendation!
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