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Publisher Description

"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?

Young Adult
February 24
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic Inc.
Grades 7-10

Customer Reviews

Charissa74 ,

Quick, Easy Read

When My Heart Was Wicked has a lot of promise, but is ultimately disappointing. There was seemingly so much thought put into the story, but the ending is rushed and expected. It dances along a dark story, and has some interesting things to say, but it falls flat. Could be due to being written for young readers. I would say this is a good book for a 12/13 year old, not mature readers.