Title:How to Hang a Witch
Author: Adriana Mather
Salem, Massachusetts is the site of the infamous witch trials and the new home of Samantha Mather. Recently transplanted from New York City, Sam and her stepmother are not exactly welcomed with open arms. Sam is the descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for those trials and almost immediately, she becomes the enemy of a group of girls who call themselves The Descendants. And guess who their ancestors were?
If dealing with that weren’t enough, Sam also comes face to face with a real live (well technically dead) ghost. A handsome, angry ghost who wants Sam to stop touching his stuff. But soon Sam discovers she is at the center of a centuries old curse affecting anyone with ties to the trials. Sam must come to terms with the ghost and find a way to work with the Descendants to stop a deadly cycle that has been going on since the first accused witch was hanged. If any town should have learned its lesson, it’s Salem. But history may be about to repeat itself.
HOW TO HANG A WITCH was a lot of fun! A cool fact about the book is that the author is actually a descendant from Cotton Mather from the Salem Witch Trials (just like the main character). I have loved witches since i was a little girl so to say I was intrigued by this book is an understatement. I’m really glad to say that even with some of the negative reviews I’ve read that this book didn’t disappoint. I loved it.
The coolest part of the book was how atmospheric it was. I was a huge fan of the Salem setting. The story also had a creepy autumn vibe to it which I loved.
Sam // Is the protagonist of this story, she has a pretty rough life and not your typical teenage girl stuff. She is bullied by a group called the descendants, who are ancestors to the witches who were hanged during the trials. I liked her character she is snarky and brave, yet she is a little to quick to believe in rumours. Elijah // I liked his character a lot, he quickly became my favourite.
The only thing was that I figured out who the villain was about halfway through the story so readings the ending wasn’t as much of a surprise. But I still very much enjoyed it. This would be the perfect read for around Halloween!
I can’t wait for the next book, Haunting the Deep! It’s related to the Titanic .It releases October 3, 2017!