I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on July 26th 2016
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It's the Salem Witch Hunt meets Mean Girls in this deliciously suspenseful novel by an author who is a descendant of one the real trial's most infamous accusers.
Samantha Mather has just moved to Salem, Massachusetts from New York City in the wake of her father's mysterious illness. But Mathers have lived in Salem for centuries and Sam is the ancestor of Cotton Mather—one of the architects of the Salem Witch Trials. Her name precedes her, and comes with too many stigmas. Before long, Sam finds herself at odds with The Descendants, a powerful group of girls who also have ties to the trials; only their ancestors were on the other end of the noose. Before long, Sam realizes she is at the center of a centuries old curse that is tying her fate, as well as her father's, to her new enemies. Can she overcome her family's past and break the cycle of unexplained deaths or will she discover just how easy it can be to hang a witch?
"I am utterly addicted to Adriana Mather's electric debut. It keeps you on the edge of your seat, twisting and turning with ghosts, witches, an ancient curse, and—sigh— romance. It's beautiful. Haunting." —Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places
10 Reasons to Read How to Hang a Witch
- The Salem Witch Trial brought to modern times.
- There are tidbits of history in there.
- The author is a descendant of Cotton Mather, and you can tell how much research she put into this book.
- Samantha grows so much throughout this book.
- Who’s behind all the things happening to Samantha?
- Possible romance….
- Names matter in the town of Salem.
- Ghostly sightings and creepy things happen.
- Secondary characters that you start to feel for.
- You feel like you are walking the historical sites in Salem while reading.
Overall, I absolutely loved this book. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I loved everything about it.
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