When My Heart Was Wicked by Tricia Stirling | Book Review

When My Heart Was Wicked by Tricia Stirling is a super short book with an intriguing plot summary. Also, that cover is one that is totally eye-catching. So, despite this book being unsolicited and not exactly a book that I sought out, I decided to give it a shot. Afterall, it is 192 pages, so not exactly a huge investment if I am not really into it.

Essentially, Tricia Stirling’s book is about this girl named Lacy. Lacy currently lives with her step mother in Chico. There, she is happy. She does good magic using plants. She has friends, life is good, except for the fact that her father died. Unfortunately, her mother, Cheyenne shows up and takes Lacy from the life that she knows and moves her to Sacramento. There, Lacy begins doing dark things again while under the influence of her mother.

Lacy is one of those characters that definitely comes across as unlikeable. I mean, it is easy to have sympathy for her situation. Her biological mother is pretty terrible to her. Cheyenne isn’t straight up abusive, but she is manipulative and kind of controlling. So, it makes sense that Lacy would turn to the magic that hurts people. I don’t know, I just was not the biggest fan of her. That’s okay though, I am sure despite this, other people will enjoy her characterization.

I think that the characterization probably lead to me thinking of When My Heart Was Wicked as just a mediocre book. Also, the writing contributed to that feeling as well. I thought this book was paced SO SLOWLY. I found myself really bored through a lot of what I was reading. Typically I could probably whip through a book like this in a matter of hours, but this one just stretched on and on. Like, yeah I did read it all in a day but man, it felt SO MUCH LONGER than it was.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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