Sorceress (Witch Child #2)
The spellbinding sequel to Witch Child! "Startlingly convincing. . . . Once Agnes’s quest begins, readers will be hooked." — Booklist
It came to Agnes unbidden: a vision of Mary Newbury, a young woman driven from her Puritan settlement, accused of being a witch. It is an image of a life about to change radically, as Mary defies all accepted norms — embracing independence, l
In Witch Child, author Celia Rees use...more
While the first book was aimed squarely at the teen market, Sorceress is not a teenage story, it’s about grow...more
I also wish the story wasn't presented as real. I like historical fiction and have no need for it to be called "true", that just f...more
I loved the first book, because of the diary style, because even I was guessing, is Mary a witch, is she not? The ending left many questions unanswered, and I was hoping for a satisfactory sequel.
This was not that book. Suddenly there are chapters with the researcher/writer of 'The Mary Papers', who I was happy to have just known as a name on the first page. There was also a new girl who had an ancestral connection to Mary. I didn't want to read about these p...more
So, it was a little confusing at first, because...more
the sory goe...more
I could better relate to Agnes'...more
I have to say from reading both the books in this series, I loved Sorceress the most. I couldn't put it down and I was so gl...more
I liked the Native American themes and characters that had a big part in the story. The Native American parts were well-researched and not overbearing or condescending. There are some small inaccuracies, but as an Iroquois myself, I was happy to see the tribe portrayed in some acce...more
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Secondo me la Rees ha delle belle idee, ma non le sa sviluppare. La stregoneria, il puritanesimo, i nativi d'America.. mette tutto in campo ma in maniera scarna; il risultato è quindi un libro piacevole e scorrevole, ma nulla di più purtroppo.
Qui per esempio introduce il personaggio di Agnes, che alla fine però non ha vita propria ma è semplicemente il tramite per continuare a raccontare di Mary; anche l'idea di ricostruire la...more
I really enjoyed the depictions of Indian life, with all the domestic detail. I was astounded to see that the author lives in Leamington Spa of all places! I really thought she was American.
The ending seems a bit abrupt for Agnes, you have some sense of her as a character and then it...more
She was born in 1949 in Solihull, West Midlands but now lives in Leamington Spa with her husband and teenage daughter. Rees attended University of Warwick and earned a degree in History of Politics. After university, she taught English in Coventry secondary schools for seventeen years, dur...more