This week I chose:
by Stephanie Hemphill
Release Date: July 1, 2010
The following description is from Goodreads.com
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?
This one looks so interesting to me, I love reading about the Salem Witch Trials. I think it's so horrifying how women were thought to be 'witches' for practically no reason, and then were actually killed for it. This book is going to explore the people who did the accusing, and why, along with the consequences of their actions. PLUS we don't have to wait long for this one :)
What are you waiting for this week??