Book Reviews of Sorceress

Sorceress
Sorceress
Author: Celia Rees, Celia Rees
ISBN-13: 9780747555681
ISBN-10: 0747555680
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 304
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, Limited
Book Type: Paperback
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Reviewed by Allison Fraclose for TeensReadToo.com

As the latest in a long line of Mohawk women gifted with Medicine Power, college student Agnes Herne knows better than to dismiss the vision. She'd been poised at her computer, debating whether or not to respond to the plea in the afterword of the book she'd just read - the account of Mary Newbury - when the vision hit. Suddenly, she was Mary, running for her life after being accused of witchcraft in seventeenth century America.

Although Agnes knows that her Aunt M., the keeper of the tribe's artifacts, would never allow outsiders access, Agnes tells her story to Alison Ellman, the researcher who has developed a near-obsession with Mary's story. As she is planning a follow-up publication to "The Mary Papers," Alison has collected information on nearly every player in the diaries of Mary Newbury...except Mary herself.

Can Agnes find a way to convince her aunt to let them examine the one crucial piece of evidence that may prove of Mary's survival after her harrowing escape from the settlement of Beulah? Or will Agnes find out firsthand how Mary fared through this strange connection she seems to have with the admitted witch?

I enjoyed discovering Mary Newbury's fate through this sequel, and felt that excellent attention had been paid by the author in being true to the socio-historical issues of Mary's time. However, I stepped away from the novel knowing very little of Agnes Herne or her story, and can't help but feel that the true heroine had been ignored somewhat.
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Its okay. The continuation of the book Witch Child ( I think thats the title). I liked the other one better, this one seemed a bit boring to me.
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Hard to get into. Got half way through and gave up.
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Sequel to the best selling "Witch Child." An ALA best book for young adults. Set in 17th Century Native American culture.
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Reviewed by Allison Fraclose for TeensReadToo.com

As the latest in a long line of Mohawk women gifted with Medicine Power, college student Agnes Herne knows better than to dismiss the vision. She'd been poised at her computer, debating whether or not to respond to the plea in the afterword of the book she'd just read - the account of Mary Newbury - when the vision hit. Suddenly, she was Mary, running for her life after being accused of witchcraft in seventeenth century America.

Although Agnes knows that her Aunt M., the keeper of the tribe's artifacts, would never allow outsiders access, Agnes tells her story to Alison Ellman, the researcher who has developed a near-obsession with Mary's story. As she is planning a follow-up publication to "The Mary Papers," Alison has collected information on nearly every player in the diaries of Mary Newbury...except Mary herself.

Can Agnes find a way to convince her aunt to let them examine the one crucial piece of evidence that may prove of Mary's survival after her harrowing escape from the settlement of Beulah? Or will Agnes find out firsthand how Mary fared through this strange connection she seems to have with the admitted witch?

I enjoyed discovering Mary Newbury's fate through this sequel, and felt that excellent attention had been paid by the author in being true to the socio-historical issues of Mary's time. However, I stepped away from the novel knowing very little of Agnes Herne or her story, and can't help but feel that the true heroine had been ignored somewhat.
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This book held my interest from start to finish. The sequel to Witch Child, it will fascinate you and prove to be a very good reading choice.
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I read "Witch Child" by celia Rees, so I followed it up with "Sorceress" I really enjoyed both books. I was taken back to the 1600"s to get a very good idea what it was like for a young woman to come to a new land alone. Although Fiction, it was very real. I have read several books by Celia Rees, and love her style of writing.
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This book is a welcome conclusion to the first, "Witch Child." In the first book, we are left at the "end" of the story of Mary, as her journal ends when she is basically charged as a Witch, which would probably mean her death. Sorceress provides all the details of Mary's life, right to her death at old age. Written in Ms. Rees' now-familiar style, it is a quick read, very very interesting not only for her instruction on the ways of the Natives peoples of the U.S., but for all the adventures that Mary encounters among them. Excellent book.
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I was disappointed. It is not nearly as good as Witch Child. :( It has a lot more of the mystical and less mystery than Witch Child.
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I loved the first book (Witch Child) but I wasn't as crazy about this book. I liked that in the first book much was left up to the readers interpretation, and questions were unanswered. This book felt lazier, there was less to digest. It was interesting yes, but not great. Overall, I think Celia Rees has written much better, and I suggest Witch Child or Pirates instead of this.