Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
How to Hang a Witch
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
For fans of Conversion and Mean Girls, comes a debut novel where the trials of high school start to feel like a modern day witch hunt for a teen with all the wrong connections to Salem’s past. 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. From the Hardcover edition.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
review
Andrea.9424
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image
Pickpick

This was a great book! I highly recommend it ☺️

review
ashleyracheleee
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image
Pickpick

Finished reading How to Hang a Witch and it was such a good book. It had a great plot and I got really attached to the characters (especially Elijah ❤️). I highly recommend this book!

RaimeyGallant Nice review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2mo
Chelleo Welcome! 2mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy 💚❤️♥️💙💗💜 2mo
See All 9 Comments
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 2mo
RadicalReader Hope you have a wonderful time here on Litsy there are millions of books to enjoy 2mo
AnneFindsJoy Welcome to Litsy 📚🤗🌸 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 2mo
6 likes1 stack add9 comments
review
Milknstrawbs
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image
Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book when I read it back in 2017, I especially loved Elijah 😔💖👏🏻

blurb
Fan_of_70
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image

‘Tis the season. (The baby was included.)

Samplergal Love it! 4mo
14 likes1 comment
review
Itchyfeetreader
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image
Pickpick

I am not always a fan of witchy type books but I really enjoyed this young adult novel exploring the experiences of the descendants of the key players in the Salem witch trials. Lots of history and context that if enjoyed tucked up on my hotel room in Boston... wish I had long enough here to head up the coast and revisit Salem!

RachelO Have a great time! 4mo
Itchyfeetreader @RachelO thanks regretfully a flying visit I have been locked in a meeting room for two days- have half a day to go and then straight back home. Coming was a last minute request from a colleague ! I‘ll be back!! 4mo
RachelO That sounds incredibly frustrating! 4mo
RadicalReader I‘m profoundly surprised I can get any reading accomplished with how beautiful book covers have been lately 3mo
48 likes1 stack add4 comments
review
DustyPages
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image
Pickpick

How to hang a witch is a fun and interesting book that really blends ya drama and historical fiction and also taking a good big part of actual history you can tell the author really knew her stuff and I definitely recommend picking it up.
#Currentlyreading #howtohangawitch

2 likes1 stack add
blurb
Nicbibliophile
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image

Reading How to Hang a Witch and making selections for the #popsugarreadingchallenge2019

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you.🙂 3mo
4 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
Elma
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image

Walked outside to an Amazon package with my name on it on the porch, which I did not order, so I called the hubs to see if he ordered something and forgot to change the name. He didn't. When he got home we talked about what it could be and I finally decided that since it has my name, I should just open it. Turns out it was a gift from some wonderful Litten. Thank you, thank you, thank you to whoever sent this wonderful gift. You made my day!

85 likes1 stack add
review
Literary_Siren
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image
Pickpick

I absolutely love this book! I totally did not see the twist that was thrown at me. I think it would be so awesome to be apart of the authors family. They‘ve been a part of a lot of our history. I hope she writes more books! On to Haunting the Deep!

Cailey_Mac These books were fantastic! I read them when I was actually in Salem and it helped with the atmosphere ✨🔮 7mo
Literary_Siren @Cailey_Mac That‘s so awesome! Salem is on my list of places I must visit! 7mo
DarcysMom I loved both books! 7mo
KirstieE I looooved this book!! 7mo
109 likes6 stack adds4 comments
quote
OzzyTheBookReviewer
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image

Mr. Wardwell's forehead wrinkles. "As I said, this isn't up for debate, Samantha. "
"Sam, " I correct him. "I'm just...really not a performer"
#quote #firstbook #pendingreview #love #highschool #teen #youngadult #lateteens #historical #witches #drama #curses #mystery #salem #witchtrials #adventure #ghosts

Literary_Siren I‘m reading this right now too. I can‘t put it down! 7mo
OzzyTheBookReviewer @Literary_Siren right! It's awesome! 7mo
Literary_Siren It really is! The author is descended from Cotton Mather which makes it even more awesome! I was about to read Haunting the Deep and then saw this was a prequel of sorts. 7mo
OzzyTheBookReviewer @Literary_Siren I made that mistake, this one sets up all the relationships between the characters and classified some pieces in the second one. Haunting the deep was certainly just as good though. 7mo
1 like4 comments
blurb
FantasyChick
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image

I went home for lunch and look at what was there!!!! I am in 🖤! Thank you so much @sweetpealsd for this amazing #witchpleaseswap package. Those HoN cards are amazing and I can't wait to use them. Buffy, Supernatural and awesome witchy books! This made my week 😍😍
@monalyisha

bookcollecter I have that set if Oracle Cards😁 they are stellar 8mo
FantasyChick @bookcollecter I don't even want to go back to work now. I just want to open them and look. I know what I'm doing tonight now! 8mo
sweetpealsd I am glad you like it! Enjoy! (edited) 8mo
See All 6 Comments
monalyisha Yesss! Buffy (& Willow!) 4-Eva. 🖤⚰️ Hope you had a happy #WitchPleaseSwap! 8mo
bookcollecter I liked the way they smelled the first time I opened the package. Do you read the associated series of books that accompany the deck? 8mo
FantasyChick @bookcollecter I bought them way back during my vampire phase and loved them! These cards will look great on the shelf with them! They are so pretty and I am in love with the shiny edges 😍 8mo
52 likes6 comments
blurb
Endowarrior21
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image

So hubby opened my #Allhallowsreadswap @Readergrrl because he felt left out with me opening the others lol. I LOVE NMBC and Sally is one of my favorite characters. How to Hang A Witch has been on my TBR since it came out so thank you. I can wait to try the sauces. I love their names lol.

Gissy Nice books! Ahhh Sally is there😍Enjoy! 8mo
43 likes1 comment
blurb
Laughterhp
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image

1. How To Hang A Witch (Set in Salem, MA)
2. Watching You by Lisa Jewell (Mystery)
3. Faithful Place by Tana French (Mystery)
4. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters (haunted house)
5. The Dead Travel Fast by Deanna Raybourn (set in Transylvania, atmospheric)

#SundayFunday - Side note: I cheated a bit and picked books I read in both Sept and Oct!

SomedayAlmost Tana French is such an awesome storyteller. 8mo
Laughterhp @SomedayAlmost I‘m slowly working my way through her backlist! I‘ve read 3 books of her so far. 😊 8mo
33 likes2 comments
review
Laughterhp
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image
Mehso-so

I have mixed feelings about this book. It was definitely different, wasn‘t your typical set in Salem witchy book. There is a lot of bullying to Sam as soon as she gets into town. It‘s a little tough to read because they‘re so brutal to her and immediately out to get her. Reading the authors note (which I typically don‘t do) made me feel a little better about it. I‘m also not a big fan on contemporary YA, which I need to remember. ⬇️

Laughterhp I hate the way kids talk nowadays, or at least how it‘s portrayed in books. I get that it‘s supposed to be authentic, but it‘s really annoying to me. Like she uses the word “vom”. I wasn‘t surprised by the ending and who the bad guy was. When it was revealed, I was kind of like, oh okay and wasn‘t shocked. 8mo
41 likes1 comment
blurb
Laughterhp
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image

My current read fits today‘s prompt for #OctoberPutASpellonYou - High School

Sam moves to Salem, MA and starts at the high school where she immediately makes enemies with the Descendants (kids whose lineage goes back to the Salem Witches).

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This is on my list!! 🖤🖤 8mo
48 likes1 comment
review
Hooked_on_books
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image
Pickpick

Sam Mather moves to Salem and finds the past is not resolved in this community steeped in the Witch Trials. While the end got a bit silly, overall I really enjoyed this book. It was free from Audiobook Sync this past summer, so be on the lookout next summer for their free weekly downloads.

review
Linsy
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image
Pickpick

I wanted to post about a YA book for the Sabrina prompt. She was by far my favorite witch growing up. This book takes place in high school and is witchy, but that‘s where the similarities end. There are far worse consequences than spilling chocolate milk down your rival‘s shirt at lunch.

I tore through this book last year. I don‘t remember all of the details, just that I didn‘t want to put it down!

#sabrina #witchyreads #bookreview

booksandsympathy I have this on my Kindle app. I should read it. 8mo
95 likes1 comment
blurb
MiraMonroe
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image

Wow! I was completely spoiled in the #hocuspocusswap got the cutest socks and bookmarks and books! So many books I can‘t wait to dive into!
A million thank you‘s to @Joy0201 really made my day & week!
@rather_be_reading

Joy0201 Yay! So glad it got to you! Hope you enjoy everything!!! 8mo
rather_be_reading yay! ty for participating! 🎃 8mo
MiraMonroe @rather_be_reading thanks for putting it together! So fun. 8mo
14 likes3 comments
blurb
TsundokuAleax
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image

Omg, this might be the best swap I have gotten yet! I am super excited for these books and all the goodies are perfection. I will be wearing the socks soon and the book necklace will go perfectly with my witch dress. The book sleeve and eye pillow are wonderful and will get so much use. @BethM you did an amazing job on this.
#hocuspocusswap @rather_be_reading

BethM Yay! I'm glad you like it! The HtHaW book is one of my absolute favorites. If you open the book it has the spell from Hocus Pocus inside. 8mo
TsundokuAleax @BethM it had been on my tbr for a while so I am so glad that it was your pick. I did notice that the spell was inside. It will be so much fun to wear it year. 8mo
rather_be_reading 😍😍 ty for participating! 🎃🎃 8mo
25 likes3 comments
review
Gissy
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image
Pickpick

I want to read this month as many books as I can, spooky, scary, thriller from my tbr, received in swaps & books chosen in book clubs.So many books, so little time😔I enjoyed this YA story.Somerhing happened in that witches Salem trial which is connected to the present.haunted houses, ghosts, spells.A little bit predictable but it was ok.Author connected with Salem story? Waiting to read the 2nd book. Thanks @Stacypatrice for the bookmark 3.4⭐️

Stacypatrice You‘re so welcome @Gissy !!!! 8mo
31 likes1 comment
review
SassenachTheBookWizard
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image
Mehso-so

Hmm...I don't know. I feel a bit let down by this book.

blurb
SassenachTheBookWizard
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image

Squeezing in a few chapters before work

cathysaid That face 😂😂😂 I imagine that must be my expression when my husband wakes me up early. 8mo
96 likes1 comment
review
WeeziesBooks
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image
Panpan

Ohhh, baby, no. The romance? Cringey. The girl hate? Unnecessary. The plot? Uhhhh, what plot? Listen, I love a good witch story but this wasn‘t it.

blurb
MaleficentBookDragon
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image

Yay #Bookmail!
I received my #justabookswap book.
Thank you @shellleigh33 for the book. It was on my wish list #TBR
@TheBookKeepers

TheBookKeepers Perfect Halloween read! 🧙🏻‍♀️ 9mo
shellleigh33 Glad it made it there safely. Did u get both ideas I sent? 9mo
shellleigh33 Sorry meant both items 9mo
See All 13 Comments
Joy0201 This book is great! Perfect for October 9mo
BookishBlonde12 Fun read! 9mo
MaleficentBookDragon @shellleigh33 no. The book was the only thing in the envelope. It did have a tear in it. Oh no. I hope nothing fell out (or was taken) 9mo
shellleigh33 Oh no. There was suppose to be another book in there also 9mo
MaleficentBookDragon @shellleigh33 oh no! The hole/rip didn't look that big. I'm sorry that happened. 9mo
shellleigh33 ☹️it‘s alright. There was suppose to be another book that was also on your TBR list in there. I will call the USPS tomorrow and see if maybe there is a way it can be located. 9mo
Laylafinn After reading this book I actually took a trip down to Salem 🤗 9mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Laylafinn I've always wanted to go there. So this year a friend of mine and I decided to just do it. We're going the weekend of the 13th. I'm excited. 9mo
shellleigh33 @MaleficentBookDragon I spoke with the USPS the other day and they are looking into trying to locate the lost book. I just went ahead and ordered u another one though bc I really want u to have everything I sent in case it can‘t be located. It was the one I was really excited about u getting and it had my card in it. So as soon as I get it in I will sent it straight to you 😊 9mo
KirstieE I LOVED LOOOOVED this book !! I hope you enjoy it 🤗 9mo
75 likes13 comments
blurb
Joy0201
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image

1 The tagged book, or Frozen Charlotte.
2 Romance, sci fi, fantasy
3 yes! Chihuahua named Pupper and cat named Juliet
4 About 150,000 - but Houston is millions.
#sundaysurvey

Suzze You live near Houston? My son lives on a ranch in Richmond, my BIL in Missouri City. 9mo
Joy0201 @Suzze I know those areas! I‘ve lived in Houston most my life 9mo
alisonrose Thanks for playing! 9mo
33 likes3 comments
blurb
Laughterhp
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image

Here‘s my current office #bookstack - I forgot to post yesterday!

#ReadingResolutions

Joy0201 Super love the tagged book! 9mo
64 likes1 comment
review
QueenOfWands
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image
Pickpick

I really enjoyed how the mystery of the curse unraveled. #Ghosts #witches #magic and a tiny bit of romance. A lot of fun and emotional. #ya

KirstieE How good was it ! I'm reading the second book now 💁🏻 10mo
QueenOfWands @KirstieE So good! I didn't know there was a second one! O.o Getting it now! 10mo
19 likes2 comments
review
DarcysMom
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image
Pickpick
52 likes1 stack add
blurb
DarcysMom
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image
blurb
DarcysMom
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image
Joy0201 One of my favorites 10mo
DarcysMom @Joy0201 I am really enjoying it. Have you read the second book? 10mo
Joy0201 @DarcysMom there‘s a second book!?!?! I thought it was stand alone 10mo
DarcysMom @Joy0201 Yep - it is called 10mo
66 likes4 comments
blurb
DarcysMom
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image
blurb
DarcysMom
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image
Lisas.Library 👍🏻 Hope you enjoy it. I really liked it. 11mo
DarcysMom @Lisas.Library Now that I am into it, I don't want to stop listening. 😁😁😁 11mo
66 likes2 comments
review
KirstieE
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image
Pickpick

I really hate to admit that I cried at the end of this...🙄
Sam has to figure out a century old curse that seems to follow her family, and it gets worse when she moves to Salem. She also encounters the Descendants and a dreamy spirit that lives in her house.
LOVE THIS ❤️ I'm here for the ghost (semi) love story 👻💕

5 🌟 #YA

rubyslippersreads Ooh, a ghost love sty! Plus I need to read this so I can read the second one, which is about the #Titanic. 11mo
DarcysMom I have this on audio. I may need to move it up my TBR list. 11mo
RaimeyGallant Sounds sad. 10mo
43 likes7 stack adds3 comments
review
ValkyrieAndHerBooks
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image
Pickpick

Set in Salem, three hundred years after the witch trials, this book completely sucked me in. I read the whole thing in a day. A hunky ghost, an ancient curse, and old secrets, all tied up in a deadly cycle that‘s been perpetuated since the trials. Samantha Mather must contend with the ghost, fight against contempt that has been fostered for centuries, and try to break the cycle of supernatural deaths, before more lives are lost.
#GloryToTheGuild

Dulcinella Thank you! Moved it up on pile. (edited) 12mo
98 likes3 stack adds1 comment
blurb
Leslie2
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image

Outside with my current read enjoying this beautiful day. The hubbs is on the smoker preparing dinner. Life is good.🌞

blurb
jdenslow
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image

Brand new books for my classroom shelf! When I met the author at a writing conference I knew I had to have them. Students in my Reading for Pleasure class are going to love these! #bookhaul

review
JanuarieTimewalker13
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image
Pickpick

Enjoyable. I need to find a ghost and have a floor picnic. Paranormal is getting very normal to me. Lol 3.5⭐️

blurb
JanuarieTimewalker13
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image

I thought my 13 bookmark would add a bit of Witchiness. Lol Enjoying this one. Brought to my consciousness by @Tiffy_Reads ✨⭐️

BibliophileMomma 💖💖💖💖 14mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Right back atcha @Tiffy_Reads ☮️🌻🌞😘 14mo
47 likes2 comments
review
TheEmpress
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image
Pickpick

I stayed up until 2 am just to finish this book. It was creepy in places, and I had no idea who the antagonist was... Wow. Requesting the next one from my library.

blurb
TheEmpress
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image

Up next!

blurb
LibrarianRyan
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image

When I placed my #Bookoutlet order for the #Steampunk swap I couldn't help but get some for my self. #bookhaul #bookmail.

BookwormAHN I had that same problem 😸 1y
Eggs 💜Book scavenger 1y
ghosthost Looks fun! 1y
See All 6 Comments
FantasyChick How to Hang a Witch has been on my TBR forever!!! Looks like some ordering is in my near future 😉 1y
LibrarianRyan @Eggs I thought I had this. So I bought book 2. Turns out I had 1y
Eggs @LibrarianRyan I do that too... 1y
97 likes1 stack add6 comments
quote
Gomer-andthebooks
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather

“Sometimes you do things because you believe in a person, and not because you believe in everything they do.”

3 likes1 stack add
blurb
Laylafinn
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image

It‘s gloomy, I have no daycare kids today, there is literally fog on the ground outside, kids have no school and are hanging out on the couch. Perfect day to read! This is my first young adult book in YEARS. It‘s....different. Very different. I do tell my daughter everything that happens every chapter MINUS some of the more adult situations. How‘s everyone else spending today? How is everyone ?

review
OutsmartYourShelf
How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
post image
Pickpick

Trouble returns to modern day Salem. Quite enjoyed this one, it reminded me a bit of The Secret Circle, sadly cancelled TV programme. Rating: 3.5/5.