by Nancy Werlin
Book Synopsis (from Website)
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 beside her. And she has Zach, whose strength amazes her more each day. Do they have enough love and resolve to overcome an age-old evil?
Inspired by the ballad “Scarborough Fair,” Impossible combines suspense, fantasy, and romance.
This was truly a good book!
Every now and then I think readers come across a book that just good. There doesn’t need to be a sequel, you don’t necessarily want more, and a satisfying ending that left you pleased.
Nancy also able to interpret teen rape in a very well manner. Nothing to explicit but you where able to delve inside Lucy’s mind in a realistic way.
That brings me to Lucy! I loved Lucy as a character. She is a very strong women. I’ve notice that being a discussion in the literary world. Strong women.
Well, Lucy doesn’t have powers so her strong comes from her personality which I love! She is strong in a way that made this book an intriguing read. Considering her situation with rape, teen pregnancy, and an evil faerie, she was able to go on and fight.
Which brings me to another topic. Lucy as not alone in her challenge. Impossible was a warningly good book about love for your parents and friends. Every relationship was well written.
Plus, the romance was adorable. This wasn’t a: Oh, I’m in love! I met him yesterday but I know we’re meant to be together. Lucy has known Zach all her life. It was a wonderful experience to be able see them realized there love for each other and watch it develop. Plus, Zach is sooooo sweet!
Also, Nancy is brilliant! I love her writing style. She wrote Impossible in multiple POV’s that flowed together from paragraph to paragraph without any warning. You just knew who was talking immediately. Wonderful!
- Relationship. Everyone had a realistic and pleasant (or not so pleasant) connection.
- Romance. Lucy’s and Zach’s romance was very sweet and tenderly. I loved how they were still the best friends they always were even when they were in love with each other.
- The story! My goodness! I was swept away from how she incorporated Scarborough Fair into Impossible. You were able to get historic background in this folk song and have it centered as the main part of the story.
- This might not be a con but I pointer. Nancy gave you just enough information about faeries to read Impossible. I have read books about faeries ( and not just wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr!) and I knew immediately who was the faerie as I’m sure most people will. But she doesn’t go into Faerie lore that much.
- This isn’t so much of a con either. What was weird for me was that at one point of the story Zach was not the teenager he was fifty pages ago. He was older and possibly wiser. Under circumstances I understand this change but I was wary of him being changed to much. I liked nineteen year old Zach.
Sorry for it being so long but I really do recommend this book for anyone.
What do YOU think? Agree? Disagree?