How to Hang A Witch
by Adriana Mather
Book: How to Hang A Witch #1
Publisher: Random House
Pub Date: July 2016
Genre: Young Adult
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 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 is about to repeat itself.
My Review: Witch trials...one of my favorite subjects. There have been so many version of the trails, and this author nailed it!
Sam is dropped into Salem. Left New York to live in Mass. Usually you go around and get to know the people. But that doesn't need to happen, in fact Sam isn't welcomed. Being related to someone who started the trails....well that doesn't tend to go well. Oh want to add on? Sam can see ghosts, is part of a curse and well things just get all kinds of weird.
Sam and the Descendants need to work together. They need to put aside all the hate if they want to stop this deadly cycle. Otherwise they should just stand by and watch history repeat itself over and over. It will also be worse for those who have ties to the trials.
As things get moving, the details go to another level of amazing. I loved how everything turned out, the characters, world building, twists, it's just one of my favorite Witchy books of the year! I don't typically tell you to drop everything, but this is one of those books that you need to read now!