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 in this thrilling, creepy and romantic New York Times bestseller.
After Sam's father is hospitalised, she has to move from New York to Salem with her stepmother, Vivian. Unfortunately, Sam is related to Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for the Salem Witch Trials, and to say she feels unwelcome in Salem is an understatement...
She is particularly unnerved by The Descendants, a mysterious and tight-knit group of girls related to those persecuted in the Trials. At the same time, she must deal with Elijah, the handsome but angry ghost who has appeared in her house, and her new neighbour Jaxon only complicates things further. When a centuries-old curse is rekindled, Sam finds herself at the centre of it. Can she stop history repeating itself?
I am utterly addicted to Adriana Mather's electric debut. It keeps you on the edge of your seat, twisting and turning with ghosts, witches, an ancient curse, and - sigh - romance. It's beautiful. Haunting. The characters are vivid and real. I. Could. Not. Put. It. Down. * Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe *
It's like Mean Girls meets history class in the best possible way. * Seventeen.com *
A captivating and highly recommended read. Teens will not want this tale to end. * School Library Journal *
[A]n entertaining story that draws intriguing parallels between the 17th-century trials and modern-day bullying. * Publishers Weekly *
A story about curses, peer pressure, and legacies. * B&N Teen Blog *
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st January 2018
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.27