Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Impossible, by Nancy Werlin


Lucy was just a normal teenager, with normal teenage concerns:  boys, homework, getting a date to the prom...and making sure no one finds out about her crazy bag-lady mother, who pops up at the most inconvenient times.  But things take a turn for the worse when she discovers her mother’s diary, finding out that there is a reason that her mother is insane...and the same fate awaits Lucy, unless she can break an ancient curse, based on a specific version of “Scarborough Fair.”  Can she break the curse before it’s too late?

“Are you going to Scarborough Fair?  
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thy
Remember me to one who lives there
She must be a true love of mine...

From the sting of my curse she can never be free
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Unless she unravels my riddlings three
She will be a true love of mine” (Werlin n.p.)

Impossible, by Nancy Werlin, is a modern day fairy tale, with romance, adventure, drama, and a taste of tragedy before the inevitable ending.  It is a very entertaining read, although it does have some events that would be more appropriate for older audiences.  I would recommend it for readers who enjoy romance (especially if they don’t mind a little fantasy thrown in) or for readers who enjoy fantasy or modern twists on fairy tales.