A beautifully wrought modern fairy tale from master storyteller and award-winning author Nancy Werlin
Inspired by the classic folk ballad “Scarborough Fair,” this is a wonderfully riveting novel of suspense, romance, and fantasy. Lucy is seventeen when she discovers that she is the latest recipient of a generations-old family curse that requires her to complete three seemingly impossible tasks or risk falling into madness and passing the curse on to the next generation. Unlike her ancestors, though, Lucy has family, friends, and other modern resources to help her out. But will it be enough to conquer this age-old evil?
Nancy Werlin is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Killer’s Cousin, The Rules of Survival, Impossible, and a host of other young adult novels. She received her BA from Yale, was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start author for her first novel,… More about Nancy Werlin
“A haunting, thrilling romantic puzzle. Just read it.”–Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked * “Werlin earns high marks for the tale’s graceful interplay between wild magic and contemporary reality.” —Booklist, starred review * “Modern logic and methodology mesh splendidly with fairy lore…The conclusion is startlingly wholesome, comfortable and complete …the melding of magic and practicality produces a lovely whole.” —Kirkus, starred review * “Teens, especially young women, will enjoy this romantic fairy tale with modern trappings.” —School Library Journal, starred review * “Modern logic and methodology mesh splendidly with fairy lore…The conclusion is startlingly wholesome, comfortable and complete …the melding of magic and practicality produces a lovely whole.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Accolades for Impossible:
A New York Times bestseller ALA Best Book for YA School Library Journal Best Books of the Year Booklist Editor’s Choice VOYA Editors’ Choice IndieBound List (Top Ten) Many state and city awards (including. TX, GA, DC, KY, PA, and MA);