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Stormi's Review: Haunting the Deep (How to Hang a Witch #2) by Adriana Mather


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PUBLISHER: Knopf Books for Young Readers

RELEASED: October 3, 2017

GENRE: ya, fantasy

LENGTH: 354 pages

FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible

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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.

FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS

If you have seen my reviews then you know I love history. I just read How To Hang A Witch. It was a book about a part of history that I have always been interested in, The Salem Witch Trials. My second favorite historical event has always been the Titanic sinking. I have read books, seen the movies, and researched it. I am no expert, but it is a great interest of mine. So when I saw that this book was about that amazing and tragic event in history, I just had to grab it. Once again, I was not let down.

Sam is back, and this time she finds herself in the grip of a new curse. When her school decides the Titanic is a good theme for a dance, she begins to go on a journey of her own. She starts seeing spirits from the great ship. With the help of the Descendants, she fights to stop whatever bad is coming her way. First, she has to figure out what that is.

The Titanic was a horrible tragedy. So many stories have been told over the years as to what happened. This story was full of mystery and history. I loved Sam's role in this book, and I loved the more significant role that the Descendants played. Even Elijah is back in his quirky way. This story was a right mix of teen drama, mystery, and history. It gave a right amount of information about the Titanic and its passengers. The story was well written and was an edge of your seat read from beginning to end. One thing I have learned to like about this author is her books are not predictable. It keeps you guessing all the way through to the end. That, in my opinion, is a big plus.


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