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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 Salems 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.
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BeeMagical
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Book 123🎧
Absolutely loved this one!🖤 I love how much actual witch trial information was weaved into it and the fact that the author is actually related to descendants. She highlights how this story is a mirror to modern day bullying and how we just need to break the cycle🖤👏🏻

When Sams dad goes into a coma, her step mother and her move to her fathers home town… Salem. But not everyone is excited for the Mathers to be back…

MadelineMcCrae I‘ve been wanting to read her other book, haunting the deep! 1w
BeeMagical @MadelineMcCrae Yes!! I can‘t wait to read this one as well! 1w
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peanutnine
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I enjoyed this story, full of witches and spirits and curses ✨
Interesting modern take on the Salem Witch Trials

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TamTracy
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I enjoyed this cheesy YA story immensely. I was all the way bought in. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BookDragonNotWorm I liked this duology, but LOVED her Hunting November duology - so much fun! 2mo
TamTracy @BookDragonNotWorm Nice! I didn‘t know there was a second book! I‘ll check it out! 2mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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My physical bookshelves are overflowing and I want to Marie Kondo them a bit.
So, I‘m posting #abookaday of my “maybes” and I hope you can help me decide.
Have you read this book? Should I? ❤️ or a hard pass? Is it on your wish list? Let me know below.

Laughterhp Eh this one was okay, but I could have done without. I marked it as a so-so. I think the author has Salem Witch Trial descendants. 6mo
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la_rose_noire
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How interesting is the actual #salemwitchtrials history. I love that this novel was inspired by the author's infamous relative and the role he played in the tragic events. 🧙🌻🏫🌙🕯✒⚖

BethM Love this!! 7mo
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la_rose_noire
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I'm so into this book right now! #witch #witches #salem #coffeeandbooks

BethM I loved this so hard! Book two is also good- I wish she‘d hurry up and write more! 7mo
la_rose_noire @BethM I didn't even know there was a book two. That makes my day! 😍 7mo
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la_rose_noire
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I'm only one page into this new book and I already know I'm going to like this character! #funnyquote 🤣

Sparklemn I think I am that character 😁 7mo
la_rose_noire @Sparklemn 🤣🤣🤣 7mo
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KimberlyJuracich
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I love how she weaves fiction into a real family tree. The story was well thought out and well written. I didn‘t expect it to be as good as it actually was tbh. I would give it 5/5.

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BookDragonNotWorm
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This was a really interesting book. The author creates a work of fiction while also drawing on her own family roots based on being one of Cotton Mather's descendants. She parallels the Salem Witch Trials to modern day bullying in high school while also weaving in a some ghosts and modern day witches. It was fun and suspenseful, with likeable characters, witty dialogue, and plenty of action. I enjoyed this one so much I already bought the sequel!

mcctrish Oh I didn‘t know there was a sequel?! Thanks for the heads up. I really enjoyed this book 10mo
BookDragonNotWorm @mcctrish Yes! It's called 'Haunting The Deep' and the story centers around ghosts and the Titanic! 10mo
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Kar2b
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This book reminded me of The Craft and Mean Girls, but it was also original. I liked Samantha (Sam) from the beginning, and I‘m a sucker for books with a cute teenage boy ghost (Mediator series by Meg Cabot). I was glad I owned both “How to Hang a Witch” and “Haunting the Deep” so I could move on to the sequel.

Not gonna lie, I‘m a little jealous of Adriana Mather for having a family so steeped in history and artifacts and records to prove it.

BethM Mediator is awesome. And I‘m also totally jealous of her family history too 😂 13mo
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Jeshara
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Love my #AllHallowsReadSwap package! This book sounds good and I can't wait to read it. The candle smells amazing. It's the perfect scent for curling up on a fall day with a comfy blanket, tea, and a book (maybe my plan for the weekend?)
🎃☕📖🧡

@Judybskt Thank You!! 🧡🧡

Judybskt @Jeshara enjoy! 💛👻🎃☠️🧡 13mo
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ulrichyumiodd
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I really enjoyed the characters and the story in this one. I wish there was more, but, lucky me, there‘s a sequel! It‘s kind of funny that the book has water droplets dripping on the cover and I managed to get it water damaged it before I even read it. Witchcraft, perhaps?!

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Bookfan1414
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New book!!!! 📖💜

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AmyTheBookdragon
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Today's book recommendations theme is books about #Witches 🖤

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AmyTheBookdragon
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I love this book! The plot was so good and completely unpredictable, the character development was so good and the romance was so sweet. I loved the world building and the constant eerie feel to the book, I cannot reccomend this enough, and I need the second book right now!

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AmyTheBookdragon
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Starting this one now, the sequel looks amazing so I cannot wait to delve into this world of witches and mystery!

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Jess_Franzino
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Despite taking me way longer than it should have to finish this, (thanks to lack of reading time), this was SO good, if not nearly perfect. Witches, ghost, witchcraft, history, complex characters....oh, where to start! Love how the author was inspired by her own family history, too. Also, yet another ghost ends up becoming one of my”book boyfriends”. Guess I have a “thing” for literary ghosts 😂

Nute You have motivated me to consider reading this sooner rather than later! 2y
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Jess_Franzino
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I‘m totally feeling this bookmark tonight! “How To Hang A Witch” is 100 kinds of awesome! Love when the bookmark I pick ends up “matching” my book ♥️

Literary_Siren I loved this book! She‘s an amazing author. I‘ve had Killing November on my TBR for months but haven‘t gotten to it. 2y
Jess_Franzino @Literary_Siren I just ordered “Haunting the Deep “‘and I‘m only 33% through “How to Hang A Witch”. I LOVE how the author draws from her own amazing family history to create works of supernatural fiction. I read she‘s an actress & screenwriter as well. A very fascinating woman in and of herself! 2y
Literary_Siren Absolutely!! I can‘t wait to see what else she comes out with! 2y
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Jess_Franzino
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Black Friday #bookhaul from Books-A-Million. The prices. OMG 😻😻😻

Emilymdxn Once upon a river is a great read! 2y
Jess_Franzino @Emilymdxn I‘ve wanted to read it for a while. Was soooo excited to find it at such and amazing price. 2y
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IamIamIam
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A well crafted story by a descendant of Cotton Mather, who is also the magic character in the book, of the Salem Witch Trials and their modern day effect. Sam Mather finds herself in Salem, after her father goes into a coma, and discovers a link to between deaths of descendants of the families involved in the trials. She makes a tenuous alliance with members of witch descendants after realizing they're all in danger. *more below*

IamIamIam This hovered between pick and so-so because it is extremely YA, so flawless girls, drop dead gorgeous guys and an extremely odd romance element. After continual eye rolling from me, I noticed that the story got better and was heavy on historical notes and the descriptions of New England were really well done. I didn't hate it by the end but I prefer more mature YA. I'm too far removed from high school to get a lot out of that aspect! 2y
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IamIamIam
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Got this out of the library & it's painfully YA. Kind of like Twilight but with witches. I was interested because the author is a descendant of Cotton Mather, as is her main character 🙄, but after 5 chapters I'm not sure I'll make it all the way through.

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Q84
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Thank you @Ferskner for such a lovely box! So many great books to read! That book cover is awesome!

#basicwitchswap @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady

Meaw_catlady Happy Halloween!! 🖤🎃🧡 2y
ferskner Yay! I'm glad you liked it! 2y
sprainedbrain Love! 🖤 2y
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JoScho
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Eggs Wow some haunting titles there😳 Thanks for playing #spooktober with me 💕💕 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🖤🧟‍♀️🖤 2y
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Skeebies05
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Makes a Wednesday morning so much better! Thank you @Judybskt

Everything is so thoughtful!!
Also thanks to @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing!
#allhallowsreadswap

Judybskt @Skeebies05 glad you like everything. Enjoy!! 👻🍁☠️🎃🖤 2y
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GypsyKat
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1. Tagged book, although there‘s actually a lot more that come to mind.

2. Ghostbusters

3. Also, Ghostbusters 😜

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💕👻 2y
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Judybskt
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Loved this! Not sure why I waited so long to read it. I enjoyed it very much.

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Judybskt
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I‘ve had this for a while. Looks like a good read. Perfect for Halloween. 🎃🍁

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JoScho
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Salem, witches, ghosts, and a curse! This is a fun YA book and I enjoyed every minute of it. There is a lot of history in this book and it was written by a descendant of Cotton Mather. I immediately started the second one after finishing it. Great book to read in October.
#witches #spooktober

Eggs Perfect 👌🏼 (edited) 2y
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ferskner
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I would have lost my mind for this book when I was a teenager. Salem witches, mean girl high school drama, hidden passages, ghosts, a bit of romance...it has everything teen Ann (and adult Ann) love. #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft 🧡👻🖤 2y
LindseysLibrary303 @ferskner I just listened to the episode where you talk about this book. I‘m so glad you liked it because I already having on my shelf waiting to be read. Now I think I‘ll move it up on my TBR list 2y
ferskner @Theeclecticreader yay I hope you like it! It hit so many good buttons for me. 2y
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GypsyKat
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This was much better than I expected it to be! Some definite YA tropes, but the writing was solid, and the plot made it hard to put down. Great for this time of year, witches and curses and ghosts, oh my! A real page turner and good witchy fun! I‘m looking forward to the sequel!
🖤🖤🖤🖤

IamIamIam Glad to see your review! I'm having a hard time early on with all the boys being perfect and all the girls being flawless. Lol, knowing you enjoyed it gives me faith! 😄 2y
GypsyKat @IamIamIam I thought it was fun. I‘m pretty forgiving with a lot though. 2y
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GypsyKat
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I‘m lighting fall candles and reading on this chilly day. Nothing quite like a beautiful fall day! 🍁🍂🕯

Linsy Love the pic! 🕯 2y
GypsyKat @Linsy Thank you! 🖤 2y
Itchyfeetreader Beautiful votive holder 2y
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GypsyKat
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I want to read all the witchy and spooky books this month! 🖤🎃👻

hannah-leeloo There is a sequel to this book hun. Happy reading 2y
GypsyKat @hannah-leeloo I just saw that today! 2y
JoScho I just finished this one and I am currently reading the sequel. Good witchy fun! 2y
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ferskner Me too! I love everything about this picture. 2y
4thhouseontheleft You should join in on #screamathon 😃 Ans i had no idea there was a sequel! I still need to read this one. 2y
GypsyKat @JoScho I just bought the sequel! 2y
GypsyKat @ferskner Thank you! 🖤 2y
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xxjenadanxx
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When Sam Mather moves to Salem the Descendents, a group of mean teens directly descended from the trial victims set out to make her life hell. She quickly learns that the past is not just the past & things are not what they seem. When people start dying the finger is pointed at Sam & mass hysteria ensues. History is repeating itself & this time a Mather will hang. Spooky, witchy and atmospheric!
+3 for #teamstoker #scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 2y
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JoScho
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I am kind of the worst at planning a TBR because I am a mood reader but hoping to get to these and more fun spooky reads in October.
#spookytbr #octobertbr #fallisbooked #screamathonphotochallenge

kamoorephoto LOVED The Grace Year!! So good. 2y
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚😱🧡 2y
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BookwormAHN
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Here is my book haul from Goodwill and a few library books. I'm especially happy about finding Grim Lovies 👻

BethM How to hang a witch is my fave! 2y
Laughterhp What a great haul! 2y
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ThalassaLuna
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I have some thoughts about this one. It was very entertaining and I loved the bits of actually history thrown in. Witches and Salem and magic, what more could a girl ask for? However, it wasn't very well written. It was fairly cheesy at times. But I can absolutely overlook that because it was su h a fun read. I'd recommend this if you are looking for a fun, easy read during this spooky, witchy season.

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ThalassaLuna
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I need a little light reading before I start the second book in the Kingkiller Chronicles. I've heard good things about this. Starting today. 😊

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Like most fast-talking opinionated New Yorkers, I have an affinity for sarcasm. At fifteen, though, it's hard to convince anyone that sarcasm's a cultural thing and not a bad attitude.

BEST LINE EVER. #NJGirl #IGetIt

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rsteve388
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This was a fun, weekend read. A little bit of fantasy mixed in with some historical accuracy.

I dont read a lot of YA novels these days, but it was enjoyable.

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rsteve388
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Walked 5.0 miles roughly 12, 030 steps
Read to page 150 of How to Hang A Witch

#Break #BookFitnessChallenge

The image are my library reads for the month!

BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 2y
Crazeedi Great job! Just wanted to check in, I'm on your team, I joined a team at the last minute! Go team!! 2y
rsteve388 Hey awesome welcome! 2y
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rsteve388
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Goals for the BFC19

BookwormAHN Nice goals 👏🏻 2y
Megabooks You got it!! Great goals!! 2y
Caterina These are great goals, and I love how you've categorized them! Good luck, and I'm excited to be teammates! 🙌😊 2y
rsteve388 Aww thanks, looking forward to it. 2y
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rsteve388
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Currently Reading #Break #CompletedBFC1
Read the first 40 pages and walked 4.04 miles.

Looking forward to the Second Round of Book Fitness Challenge

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Andrea.9424
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This was a great book! I highly recommend it ☺️

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ashleyracheleee
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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 3y
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Milknstrawbs
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I really enjoyed this book when I read it back in 2017, I especially loved Elijah 😔💖👏🏻