details Hardcover, 384 pages
setting United States
literary awards Booklist Editors’ Choice, Kirkus Reviews Best YA book of (2008), Publishers Weekly “Cuffie” honorable mention winner for 2009 in the categories “Favorite Novel of the Year” and “Best Novel for (2008)
Lucy has nine months to break an ancient curse in order to save both herself and her unborn daughter. Inspired by the ballad “Scarborough Fair,” this riveting novel combines suspense, fantasy, and romance for an intensely page-turning and masterfully original tale.
Lucy is seventeen when she discovers 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. But Lucy is the first girl who won’t be alone as she tackles the list. She has her fiercely protective foster parents and her childhood friend Zach beside her. Do they have love and strength enough to overcome an age-old evil?