Any of you been to NOLA (New Orleans)? It is magnificent, whether you're a partier or not. They have plantations (like Oak Alley), all kinds of food (fried alligator tastes like chewy chicken), and just tons of places to explore in the French Quarter alone! I've been three times, two as an adult and without my mother shielding my eyes, lol. It's seriously magical. And that's why I am reviewing This Wicked Game by Michelle Zink.
Summary: "Claire Kincaid’s family has been in business for over fifty years.
The voodoo business.
Part of the International Guild of High Priests and Priestesses, a secret society that have practiced voodoo for generations, the Kincaid’s run an underground supply house for authentic voodoo supplies. Claire plays along, filling orders for powders, oils and other bizarre ingredients in the family store, but she has a secret.
She doesn’t believe.
Struggling to reconcile her modern sensibilities with a completely unscientific craft based on suspicion, Claire can’t wait to escape New Orleans – and voodoo – when she goes to college, a desire that creates almost constant conflict in her secret affair with Xander Toussaint, son of the Guild’s powerful founding family.
But when a mysterious customer places an order for a deadly ingredient, Claire begins to realize that there’s more to voodoo – and the families that make up the Guild – than meets the eye.
Including her own.
As she bands together with the other firstborns of the Guild, she comes face to face with a deadly enemy – and the disbelief that may very well kill her."
First of all, let me say that it doesn't matter if you believe in voodoo or not; this novel is great for everybody! It's a coming-of-age story, in my POV. The main character is the descendant of a high voodoo priestess (if you know anything about NOLA and voodoo, you can already guess who it is), and yet she's not sure whether she believes in the craft or not. However, after knowing a dark force has come to her home, she has to figure out what she does and doesn't believe in quickly!
The characters, tension, etc. is very good in this book. The plot is continually exciting and out there! I think that this is just a great book, for teens and adults alike!
In Conclusion: Go for it! You won't regret it!
5/5 voodoo dolls