Friday, June 4, 2010
Review: Wildthorn by Jane Eagland
Author: Jane Eagland
They strip her naked, of everything—undo her whalebone corset, hook by hook. Locked away in Wildthorn Hall—a madhouse—they take her identity. She is now called Lucy Childs. She has no one; she has nothing. But, she is still seventeen—still Louisa Cosgrove, isn't she? Who has done this unthinkable deed? Louisa must free herself, in more ways than one, and muster up the courage to be her true self, all the while solving her own twisted mystery and falling into an unconventional love . . .
(I will not be posting any spoilers! Only opinion for the sake of those of us who love to have our first look at a book be untainted by foreknowledge.)
This is a novel that keeps the pages turning. I believe others who had read this novel will agree with me when I say that Wildthorn has just the right amount of suspense to keep your heart beating wildly and your eyes glued to the pages as they fly by. This is definitely a one sitting kind of novel and while it has such a dark premise there is something about it I just can’t put my finger on that draws you in. I really enjoyed this book and am impressed with Jane Eagland and her fluid writing style that keeps the Victorian feel to the story while still having it be a novel that is modern enough to be understood by YA fans of all ages. I look forward to Jane Eagland’s next novel and am thrilled with this one!
Would I suggest you read it:
Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! IF you like Victorian novels, novels that deal with mental instability or are looking for a novel that will keep you guessing this one is it!
(This novel was received through netGalley. This does not change my stance, opinion or effect my views in any way.)
Posted by Emma Michaels