September 18, 2015

#Review of Sweet Madness by @tleaver and @lindsayncurrie

Sweet Madness
Seventeen-year-old Bridget Sullivan is alone in Fall River, a city that sees Irish immigrants as nothing more than a drunken drain on society. To make matters worse, she's taken employment with the city’s most peculiar and gossip-laden family—the Bordens. But Bridget can’t afford to be picky—the pay surpasses any other job Bridget could ever secure and she desperately needs the money to buy her little sister, Cara, passage to the states. It doesn’t hurt that the job location is also close to her beau, Liam. As she enters the disturbing inner workings of the Borden household, Bridget clings to these advantages.

However, what seemed like a straightforward situation soon turns into one that is untenable. Of course Bridget has heard the gossip around town about the Bordens, but what she encounters is far more unsettling. The erratic, paranoid behavior of Mr. Borden, the fearful silence of his wife, and worse still…the nightly whisperings Bridget hears that seem to come from the walls themselves.

The unexpected bright spot of the position is that Lizzie Borden is so friendly. At first, Bridget is surprised at how Lizzie seems to look out for her, how she takes a strong interest in Bridget’s life. Over time, a friendship grows between them. But when Mr. Borden’s behavior goes from paranoid to cruel, and the eerie occurrences in the house seem to be building momentum, Bridget makes the tough decision that she must leave the house—even if it means leaving behind Lizzie, her closest friend, alone with the madness. Something she swore she would not do.

But when Bridget makes a horrifying discovery in the home, all that she thought she knew about the Bordens is called into question…including if Lizzie is dangerous. And the choice she must make about Lizzie’s character could mean Bridget’s life or death.

SWEET MADNESS is a retelling of the infamous Borden murders from the point of view of Lizzie’s Irish maid, Bridget Sullivan.
 

 About the Author

Trisha Leaver lives on Cape Cod with her family, and is an active member of the YA Scream Queens, Cape Cod Children's Writers, and the SCBWI.
Lindsay Currie lives in Chicago, Illinois with her husband and children. She is a proud member of the SCBWI, the YA Scream Queens, the Horror Writers Association, and OneFourKidLit, a community of authors who made debuts in 2014.
The two coauthored Creed, a young adult horror novel, and a science fiction YA novel, Hardwired.

I hate to say it but I was pretty clueless about who Lizzie Borden was before reading this book. And after reading it, I read up on her and wow what a crazy story. It was interesting to read this story in the POV of the maid. I was refreshing to get an outsiders view on everything that went on in that household. That family seemed a little crazy. It's interesting that they still do not know who killed Mr. and Mrs. Borden. What a suspenseful read!!



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creepy, dark, blood, pigeon death











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1 comments:

Audrey Greathouse said...

Oh man...when was the last time someone broached Lizzie Borden in fiction? Surely someone's done it, but I can't think of who. This is really unique. Is this historical, or historical paranormal horror? It's hard to tell from this alone...

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