Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Headless Cupid

Yesterday I was a bit naughty and took a break from all my should-read materials. I started The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, whose Green Sky trilogy is one of my all-time favorites. And you know what? It was a terrific read! In fact, it might rival Below the Root as my favorite Zilpha work.

The Headless Cupid is about David Stanley and his younger siblings, whose father just recently remarried, and whose stepmother has a twelve-year-old daughter fascinated by the supernatural. David, Janie, Blair and Esther are all younger than Amanda, the new stepsister, and very interested in her occult pastimes. But as mysterious ghostly happenings begin to upset the family's routine, David begins to suspect there's more to his new stepsister's magical powers than she'd like them to believe.

The story is a great book about families and has wonderful fantasy elements. Definitely recommend!


JohnR said...

Black and Blue Magic is the only ZKS I read growing up, but a fave I return to every few years. I read it to the kiddos maybe 5-6 years ago, and we still get happy chills when we say "possibilities."

Helen Ginger said...

Thanks Wendy. I hadn't heard of this author. Sounds really interesting.

Straight From Hel

Shay said...

Now I want to read Below the Root again!