My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I was going into this thinking it would be a paranormal story because the synopsis alluded to it, but The Betrayal of Maggie Blair is actually a story about a girl trying to find happiness despite all the wrongs that have been done to her. I really enjoyed the overall story despite the many psalms and religious background, but this being a book set in 17th century Scotland, I get why it’s such a central point.
Maggie’s journey from innocent and scared girl to a strong and determined woman is enjoyable and beautifully told. I really adore her evolvement. I thought the first part of the book dragged on a bit, but once Maggie was off to her uncle’s I became more invested in the story and was interested to see how it would end.
Speaking of, the ending made me feel a little bit underwhelmed at first since I was expecting something bigger, but at the same time it kind of felt like a proper way to end the book since Maggie’s story is only beginning.