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Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: Montacute House

Montacute House by Lucy Jago
Released 3rd May 2010
Bloomsbury

Summary from Amazon:
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.

The Bookette says:
I found this as I trawled through pages and pages of Amazon future releases trying to find UK debut novelists. Finding a book with a premise as exciting as this one made it all worth while. I cannot wait to read this now. I'm pretty sure Montacute House is an actual location in the UK which makes this even more fascinating.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.

8 comments:

inthehammockblog said...

This looks fantastic! I love historical fiction!

Sasha said...

This one looks amazing! I can't believe I've never heard of it before!

Jill said...

Great pick...Happy New Year!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Interesting. Very interesting. Happy New Year darling!

Lauren said...

This one really sounds like a great discovery. In some ways I think it's such a pity that Brit debut authors don't have an equivalent of the tenners' site. Good job on finding out about this one though, it definitely sounds like something I'll want to read too.

I Want To Read That said...

I really like the sound of this one - going to add it to my debut list:)

Book Monster said...

Oh My God, I adore that book cover :) It's so cute!!! I love any story that has to do with the past :) Good pick!!!

Rebecca Herman said...

This one looks good! Since it doesn't look like it will be released in the US, I think I'll order it from The Book Depository (love that store)