Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Teen Tuesday: This Wicked Game by Michelle Zink
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For fans of Maggie Stiefvater and Holly Black comes a dark mystery set in a secret New Orleans voodoo society.
Claire Kincaid would love to be normal. But as a descendant of Marie Leveau, the most powerful voodoo queen in history, that's just not possible. Even worse, Claire's lack of interest in the craft makes her an outsider in her community, putting her secret romance with the voodoo Guild leaders son at odds. But when mysterious strangers start requesting black market items from local voodoo shops, including the one her family owns, Claire decides to investigate. With the help of some unlikely allies and her gorgeous boyfriend, Claire must uncover the dark truths her family has kept hidden from her and unravel a dangerous plot that threatens to destroy every member of the Guild, including her family and the boy she loves.
I enjoyed this quick read, and felt like I was reading a grown up Nancy Drew mystery set in New Orleans. The plot is pretty easy to project, and it is amazing that the adults in the story have NO CLUE for the most part, but it was a fun read! A gorgeous cover, too!