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Publication Date: April 18th, 2011
Release Date: April 18th, 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Genre: Historical Fiction Young Adult
Pages: 435 Hardcover
Source: ARC received from NetGalley.com

Trigger Warning(s): Maggie’s grandmother is emotionally and verbally abusive, sometimes physically. There’s also quite a bit of torture in the third part of the book.

Summary: In seventeenth-century Scotland, saying the wrong thing can lead to banishment-or worse. Accused of being a witch, sixteen-year-old Maggie Blair is sentenced to be hanged. She escapes, but instead of finding shelter with her principled, patriotic uncle, she brings disaster to his door.

Betrayed by one of her own accusers, Maggie must try to save her uncle and his family from the king’s men, even if she has to risk her own life in the process.

Originally published in the UK, this book has a powerful blend of heart-stopping action and thought-provoking themes.


NOTE: This review is spoiler-free!

Read more at A Bookworm's Shelf.

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wyyknot
Mar. 14th, 2011 11:34 pm (UTC)
Cover picture - hair blowing one way and dress blowing the other? Deliberate or drastic error?
mambo_chocobo
Mar. 15th, 2011 01:24 am (UTC)
I'm sure it was just a mistake, but yes, I noticed that as well. :P I'm pretty sure it wasn't deliberate unless it was to hint at the possible witchness of Maggie. ... I'm looking way too much into this.
evrythgcnhapn
Mar. 16th, 2011 05:45 pm (UTC)
i''ve saved this, and am now checking out your blog:)
mambo_chocobo
Mar. 16th, 2011 08:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you :) there's not much yet as I've been busy, but I hope to get more stuff up soon!
evrythgcnhapn
Mar. 20th, 2011 04:05 am (UTC)
Well, i already found one you've made me interested in, so that's a pretty good start;) (a Curse Dark as Gold, if you're wondering)
mambo_chocobo
Mar. 21st, 2011 04:47 am (UTC)
Thank you once again. I hope you enjoy A Curse Dark as Gold!
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