Saturday, August 12, 2017

Book Review ~ Haunting the Deep (How to Hang a Witch #2) by Adriana Mather

Haunting the Deep
(How to Hang a Witch #2)
by Adriana Mather

The Titanic meets the delicious horror of Ransom Riggs and the sass of Mean Girls in this follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller How to Hang a Witch, in which a contemporary teen finds herself a passenger on the famous “ship of dreams”—a story made all the more fascinating because the author’s own relatives survived the doomed voyage.

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. 

This time, Sam is having recurring dreams about the Titanic . . . where she’s been walking the deck with first-class passengers, like her aunt and uncle. Meanwhile, in Sam’s waking life, strange missives from the Titanic have been finding their way to her, along with haunting visions of people who went down with the ship. 

Ultimately, Sam and the Descendants, along with some help from heartthrob Elijah, must unravel who is behind the spell that is drawing her ever further into the dream ship . . . and closer to sharing the same grim fate as its ghostly passengers.

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Haunting the Deep is the second installment of the How to Hang a Witch series by Adriana Mather.  Before you crack the spine, I do recommend reading How to Hang a Witch first as the author makes several references from that book - plus it was a great book so you will not want to miss out on anything!

I really enjoyed reading Haunting the Deep.  With ghosts, witches and a mystery to solve, this book kept me mesmerized throughout.  Not only was the story intriguing and suspenseful, it was fast paced and never boring. Plus as an added bonus, some history is seamlessly incorporated into the story which in my opinion added so much more to my reading experience.  I love to read anything Titanic related, so the fact that the author included this piece of history into the plot made it that much more fascinating.

The author, Adriana Mather, is an amazing storyteller and her talent shines through, not only with this book but the series.  I am hooked and I can't wait for the next installment of this exciting series.  This story is perfect for all age groups and one that I would highly recommend.

4 stars

Adriana Mather is the 12th generation of Mathers in America, and as such her family has their fingers in many of its historical pies – the Mayflower, the Salem Witch Trials, the Titanic, the Revolutionary War, and the wearing of curly white wigs. Also, Adriana co-owns a production company, Zombot Pictures, in LA that has made three feature films in three years. Her first acting scene in a film ever was with Danny Glover, and she was terrified she would mess it up. In addition, her favorite food is pizza and she has too many cats.

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