Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Montacute House by Lucy Jago

Montacute House by Lucy Jago (Published by Bloomsbury UK, May 3, 2010)

Cess works caring for the chickens at Montacute House but on her thirteenth birthday everything changes. She finds a precious locket hidden in the chicken coop and is convinced someone has placed it there for her to find. But the day is overshadowed by fear as a boy's body is found by the river, and then when John disappears, Cess is accused by the villagers of bewitching her best friend. Cess is determined to find John and prove the villagers wrong, but is soon embroiled in a plot that threatens her world and forces Cess to draw on powers she never knew she possessed, powers that will place her life in danger if they are discovered by the villagers. Witchcraft, politics and religious ambition combine in this gripping and wonderfully realised novel set in the Somerset of the 1500s.

A historical mystery set in one of my favorite time periods - sounds really good, and I like the cover a lot. FYI, this is a UK release - it can be preordered with free shipping worldwide at The Book Depository (one of my favorite online bookstores):


PolishOutlander said...

Wow! This sounds SO good. I think I'll have to place an order from Book Depository too then!

Unknown said...

I can't wait to read this. I am so lucky to have a proof copy. I'm trying to restrain myself from reading it too early. Bloomsbury prefer reviews to be published near to the release date.

Kelsey said...

This sounds really good! Too bad it's not releasing in the US!

Mari - Escape In A Book said...

Great choice! I'm adding it to my "I want to read"- list on Goodreads :)

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