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When My Heart Was Wicked
Author: Tricia Stirling
Reading Level: Young Adult
Released: February 24th 2015
Review Source: Scholastic Press
"I used to be one of those girls. The kind who loved to deliver bad news. When I colored my hair, I imagined it seeping into my scalp, black dye pooling into my veins.
But that was the old Lacy. Now, when I cast spells, they are always for good."
16-year-old Lacy believes that magic and science can work side by side. She's a botanist who knows how to harness the healing power of plants. So when her father dies, Lacy tries to stay with her step-mother in Chico, where her magic is good and healing. She fears the darkness that her real mother, Cheyenne, brings out, stripping away everything that is light and kind.
Yet Cheyenne never stays away for long. Beautiful, bewitching, unstable Cheyenne who will stop at nothing, not even black magic, to keep control of her daughter's heart. She forces Lacy to accompany her to Sacramento, and before long, the "old" Lacy starts to resurface.
But when Lacy survives a traumatic encounter, she finds herself faced with a choice. Will she use her powers to exact revenge and spiral into the darkness forever? Or will she find the strength to embrace the light?
Moving back to Sacramento only brings Lacy painful memories. It brings her to a dark phase of her life in which causes her to do bad things to others. A place in which she is conflicted. She struggles to find the light that her father taught her.
Reading this book was heartbreaking. To read how a mother could torment her own child and cause harm. It is crazy to read how a mother could be so selfish and abandon her own child. Thankfully, Lacy had a father who cared for her. He married Anna knowing she would love Lacy unconditionally. She took an oath to take care of her and I was happy for this.
Where there is darkness, there is light. A battle between evil and good. At the end of the story, Lacy had the courage to do what's right. And all you can do is cheer for her. This was not an easy task but with a little help of love, one is capable to anything.
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