(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Having seen the live broadcast of The Crucible at the cinema some weeks ago, I was immediately interested in reading this book when it was offered on one of the websites I’m a member of. The blurb of the book sounded really intriguing and I was pulled into the storyline really easily.
It was good to see the book stay in one first person POV and I felt Sarah was quite an interesting character. There were occasionally some comments that sounded a little too modern, but for the most part, I felt the author did a good job of making the setting and time feel real.
I did have a bit of confusion with what was going on, at least for some of the book. As the book progressed, I did have something of a better understanding, but there were certain things that didn’t make as much sense to me, such as the motivations of certain characters. I would have liked a bit more detail about that.
Reading parts of the diary of one of those responsible for the Salem witch trials was really unnerving, whether or not there was any truth in that potential theory.
Hecate was a really creepy, but I particularly liked Priest and Bishop as characters. I found it intriguing that Priest didn’t speak much. It added a lot to the mystery of him as a character.
There wasn’t much of the mob mentality shown in this book, but there were some very intense scenes nevertheless. I found myself pulled in and able to see a lot of the events happening in my mind.
I was still left with some questions by the end of the book. I would like to read the next book (I think this is a trilogy) and see what will happen with the characters next. I’d especially like to see how some of the relationships develop and have some of my questions from this book answered.