Haunting the Deep: How to Hang a Witch Book #2 by Adriana Mather – Review

Haunting the Deep (How to Hang a Witch, #2)Haunting the Deep: How to Hang a Witch Book #2 by Adriana Mather was published on October 3rd, 2017 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers. Synopsis: Samantha Mather knew her family’s connection to the infamous Salem Witch Trials might pose obstacles to an active social life. But having survived one curse, she never thought she’d find herself at the center of a new one. Continue reading

The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry – Review

The Fifth PetalThe Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry was published on January 24th, 2017 by Crown. The New York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader returns to Salem with this spellbinding new thriller, a complex brew of suspense, seduction and murder. When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem’s chief of police, John Rafferty wonders if there is a connection between his death and Salem’s most notorious cold case, a triple homicide dubbed “The Goddess Murders,” in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed on Halloween night in 1989. He finds unexpected help in Callie Cahill, the daughter of one of the victims newly returned to town. Neither believes that the main suspect, Rose Whelan, respected local historian, is guilty of murder or witchcraft.  Continue reading

The Witches of New York: A Novel by Ami McKay – Book Review

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The Witches of New York: A Novel by Ami McKay was published July 11th 2017 by Harper Perennial (first published October 8th 2016).. Synopsis: New York in the spring of 1880 is a place alive with wonder and curiosity. Determined to learn the truth about the world, its residents enthusiastically engage in both scientific experimentation and spiritualist pursuits. Séances are the entertainment of choice in exclusive social circles, and many enterprising women—some possessed of true intuitive powers, and some gifted with the art of performance—find work as mediums. Enter Adelaide Thom and Eleanor St. Clair. At their humble teashop, Tea and Sympathy, they provide a place for whispered confessions, secret cures, and spiritual assignations for a select society of ladies, who speak the right words and ask the right questions. But the profile of Tea and Sympathy is about to change with the fortuitous arrival of Beatrice Dunn. When seventeen-year-old Continue reading