Unthinkable by Nancy Werlin is the sequel to Impossible.
broke the curse on the Scarborough women, but Fenella, the curse's
original victim, still isn't free. She's been a captive in Faerie all
this time, cursed with unnaturally long life, forced to see Padraig's
twisted desires fulfilled with each of her descendants. Now Padraig's
power is broken, and Fenella just wants to die peacefully -- but she
can't. She petitions the Queen of Faerie, and learns that the only way
she can gain death is by completing three tasks, just as Lucy did.
There's a twist, though: Fenella's tasks are all acts of destruction --
and they must be carried out against Fenella's family: Lucy, Zach, and
baby Dawn, Lucy's adoptive parents Leo and Soledad, and poor Miranda,
the last Scarborough to suffer the full effects of the curse. Fenella is
determined to complete the tasks and earn her death, and to cause as
little damage as possible in the process. But there are a few things she
I enjoyed this almost as much as Impossible, and more than Extraordinary,
which is a companion to these two books. Fenella's desperation and
determination at the beginning of the novel are tempered by her
curiosity about 21st century life when she arrives at Lucy and Zach's
house. I also really liked the way Fenella's back-story, the beginning
of the Scarborough curse, is woven into the narrative. I recommend this
book, but it's imperative to read Impossible first.
(Reviewed from a copy borrowed through my library system.)