Blog Tour- How to Hang A Witch by Adriana Mather

I’m very excited to be part of the How to Hang a Witch blog tour. I don’t know about you but since I first saw the cover and read the summary I’ve been looking forward to reading this book. Today I’m sharing some thoughts about it with you. Look for it releasing later this month.

Math_9780553539479_jkt_all_r1.inddHow to Hang a Witch
By: Adriana Mather
Release Date: July 26th 2016
Publisher: Knopf/Random House
Format: Print ARC
Source: Convention

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.

Are you a fan of witches? Ghosts? If yes, then you’ll enjoy this book. I didn’t notice at first the author’s last name and that she shared it with her main character. Upon realizing that I had to flip to the back and make sure there was an author’s note (which there was). Knowing that the author was a Mather herself really added credibility to the story for me. How cool is it that the author shares ties to the Salem and has included it in her story? I really loved this aspect and be sure to read that author’s note.

This story takes place in Salem present day but the main character has ties to the past- and not in a very popular way. I was really impressed with how the author handled Sam’s disconnect to those around her and the progression of bullying she faced in the town and school. It was hard to read at times but really tied together the past with present and the importance of not standing by while others are mistreated. I found the message to be very powerful and enjoyed that aspect of the book a good amount.

The town of Salem as well as the history of the Witch Trials was really interesting. I loved the little historical tid-bits and found the descriptions to be very vivid and clear. The author obviously knows this time period and history well and she incorporated it very well into her storyline.

Look for How to Hang a Witch July 26th

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  1. says

    I’m actually not normally a huge reader of ghost-themed stories, but I am a fan of witches and this one sounds really interesting! I think the incorporation of history would be really exciting, as well as Mather herself being more directly tied into the story!

  2. says

    I am SUCH a big fan of witches, and I’ve always had a kind of morbid fascination with the Salem Witch Trials. I’m so glad you reviewed this, I haven’t heard about this book until now. Will definitely have to read.

  3. says

    I’m reading this now and really enjoying it! I love when authors have a personal interest in the story, and I love learning about the history of Salem. It’s the perfect spooky sort of read, I can’t wait to see where the story goes.

  4. says

    Lovely blog tour post Kristen. <3 Yay for liking this one 🙂 It do seem pretty exciting. Maaaybe not for me, haha, but I'm curious about it 😀 Thank you for sharing your thoughts. <3 Hugs.

    Gaah! Your blog is still showing two different views for me, haha 🙂 Different view on different posts. Hmph 🙂

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