Monday, December 15, 2008

Impossible by Nancy Werlin



Summary:

"Lucy has only nine months in which to break an ancient curse."

Lacy Scarborough is seventeen when she iscoversw 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. How can Lucy succed when all of her ancestors have tried and failed? 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 stregth amazes her mosre each day. Do they have enough love and resolve to overcome and age-old evil?

Inspired by the ballad" Scarborough Fair,' this spellbinding novel combines suspense, fantasy, and romance for an intesely pagetruning and masterfully orginal take.

Review:

Impossible was a very addicting read that had a mix of romance, curses, and a fairy tale gone wrong. I loved the whole curse aspect behind the story and the three tasks that had to be completed in order to keep Lucy sane unlike the rest of her ancestors. Lucy was a very strong character that was believable most of the time. She never backed down once even when she lost all hope in completing the tasks. Which I thought was very brave of her. Also, I liked Zach's hero type of personality. I wish all guys were like him because of the way he stayed by Lucy's side throughout the story. Nancy Werlin's writing was not incredible but very close to it.

I only had a couple of small problems with the story. For one, I wished there was more of a back story to Lucy's ancestors. I would have liked to seen how their lives turned out after the curse struck them with insanity. Second, I wished their was more to the ending. I felt that it was just quickly summed up without many details of what Lucy's life was like after the outcome of what happened.

Overall, Impossible was a excellent story that I suggest to all kinds of readers. You will not be disappointed with this.

Grade: A+ as in you have to go get it now!!

5 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Lauren! Thanks for sharing your review. I hope you won't mind my popping in to say that I can solve at least one of your problems -- you will find the back story of Lucy's ancestors here:

    http://us.penguingroup.com/static/packages/us/yreaders/impossible/geneology.html

    Nancy Werlin (nancy@nancywerlin.com)

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  2. This sounds so good! It'll will definitely be put in my wish list pile. Great review!

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  3. Sounds really good. I'll have to check it out. :)

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  4. I read this book a mounth ago, I loved it and I am so glad you love Impossible also. =]

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