Have Faith in Your Family

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The Cresswell Plot by Eliza Wass

The Cresswell Plot drew me in right from the start. The story is atmospheric and mysterious. Born into a family full of secrets, hidden by their father’s intense homegrown faith and lack of trust in the general public, Castella, known as Castley, reminded me of myself as a teenager. She has this innate desire to know more, and break free from the ties that bind her to all that she has ever known.

However, Castley is strongly bonded with her siblings and spends most of the book walking that fine line that many of us have had to walk in our lives—honoring our families and honoring ourselves. My heart ached for Castley and her brothers and sisters. Looking in from the outside, I could see what those outside the family saw when looking that them. I wanted to help them, but as Wass draws you into the story, you start to understand why, perhaps, it isn’t as easy to leave if you are living on the inside. When the big family secret is revealed, I was as shocked as Castley’s siblings to learn the truth. I was so wrapped up in their struggle that the reveal knocked me upside the head in an expected fashion.

I would definitely recommend The Cresswell Plot by Eliza Wass. Wass is able to create a world that is fascinating, mystical and heart breaking. The truth behind the grit and grime shines bright in an unexpected way in this debut novel.


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Have Faith in Your Family

The Cresswell Plot

Author: Eliza Wass
Published on: June 7, 2016
Pages: 272
Genres: young adult, general fiction, mystery
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My Rating: Thumbs Up


I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About Eliza Wass

Eliza Wass is a freelance writer, editor and journalist. She comes from Southern California, where she was one of nine perfect children with two perfect parents. She has thousands of friends, all of whom either arrive inside dust jackets or post obsessively on Twitter.

Eliza spent 7 years in London with the most amazing man in the world, her late husband, Alan Wass of Alan Wass and The Tourniquet, who inspired her to pursue her dreams and live every day of her life.

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2 responses to “Have Faith in Your Family

  1. Ahh YAY I’m glad you liked this!! I have it on reserve at my library and I’m so keen, mostly because I love books about big families and I also adore the cover/title. I know. sHALLOW. But I can’t help it.? I hope I love it as much as you did!!