Book reviews & writing tips from a wannabe YA writer
Author: Nancy Werlin
Category: Fiction, Young Adult
Summary: 17-year-old Lucy Scarborough discovers that all the women in her family—including her—are cursed by an ancient evil power. Can she can complete three impossible tasks before time runs out and free herself and all future generations from the curse?
Review: This book was alright, but I expected more from an Indie Next pick.
The plot was engaging, but I had trouble connecting with the main character. The point of view would switch from one paragraph to the next with no warning, and she didn’t always sound like a 17-year-old girl. Here she is talking to a guy a couple years older than her:
“You will make that happen. Isn’t that so?”
It took him a minute. “Yes,” he said finally. “It’s so.”
When’s the last time you heard a teenager talking like that?
Some other things that stood out to me: