Love is the overarching theme of Werlin's well-told latest. Cleverly reworking the lyrics of the song "Scarborough Fair," she sends her heroine on a wild chase.
Raised by foster parents, Lucy Scarborough is 17 when she realizes the truth of her parentage. Cursed countless years ago by an Elfin knight, she finally learns the real reason why her mother went crazy upon her birth. Now placed in the same predicament, Lucy, her foster parents and a trusted friend must solve the riddle of the Scarborough Fair. (Dial, Sep., 384 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9780803730021, HC, 14 and Up)