Waiting on Wednesday (28)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and it is a way to show off the books you can't wait to be released!!

This week I chose:

"Wicked Girls"

by Stephanie Hemphill
HarperCollins
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 t
hey 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??

18 comments:

Christina/Book Addict said...

Great pick! This book was one of my picks a few weeks back. It sounds awesome! I am definitely waiting on it as well.

Darlyn said...

Really great pick!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I have the same fascination!

Blueicegal ♥ said...

omg Carrie! it sounds amazing this is a subject i would definitely love to learn and read about more! great pick :)

Meaghan said...

That looks really good. I love reading about actually events that happened told in a different way or from different points of view. Nice pick!

cynthial11 said...

Great pick! I'm looking forward to this one too, it does sound very interesting!

Blodeuedd said...

I would just get so mad at those who accused others

Sadako said...

Looks like a really good read!

Book Sake said...

I keep forgetting to add this to the TBR list, so thanks for the reminder! I can't wait to read this one as well.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one looks like an interesting perspective...

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booksploring said...

This sounds really good. I love reading about the Salem trials as well!

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Great pick! I like the cover too. I'll definitely be watching this one since I love historical fiction; it sounds like girl drama in a different age. :)

Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

I just finished an adult book with girls that acted much as the Salem Witch Trials, blaming others for stuff they didn't do with horrifying consequences. The Salem WT is very intriguing for sure! It's interesting that the girls used the witchcraft scare to their own advantage and turned the power dynamic on its head (well, for a short while, at least). Great pick!

bookfanmary said...

It sounds good!

Cleverly Inked said...

Oooh This looks promising.

Crystal said...

Great pick! I might have to look into it

Thanks for checking out my WoW!

Girl Friday said...

Ohhhh this looks fantastic! I'll have to add it to my wishlist

And thanks for the comment on my post :) Have started following your blog - you have the prettiest layout I've ever seen!

Nina said...

I want, want, want! I cant wait! :) It looks pretty and it's about witches..history always good to read about!

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