Welcome back to my blog you guys! I wanted to share with ya’ll a really cool book that I discovered after watching a book trailer on Facebook called, How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather. This story is a drama, mystery, and fantasy novel about a girl whose ancestor, Cotton Mather, started the Salem Witch trails. I don’t know about you guys, but I absolutely love these kinds of books! Seriously if you’re a fan of Harry Potter, Supernatural, The Crucible, Buffy, Charmed, The Covenant, or are just a fan of Halloween then you’re going to want to check this book out! I will give you guys a summary of the book and as always, I will leave a link down below, so you guys can see the wicked trailer. See what I did there? Sorry, not sorry. I saw my chance and I took it!
Samantha moves from New York to Salem with her Step-Mom only to find that they’re not welcomed, especially by the descendants of the accused. Everywhere Sam goes she gets evil and judgmental looks from people. School isn’t so easy either especially with the daughters of the descendants in some of her classes. What’s even worse is after Sam moved to town people began to mysteriously die. In an ironic turn of events, a witch hunt is on for Sam. Things couldn’t get much worse right? Well, it doesn’t help when your house is being haunted by one of the victims that used to live there. Sam wants to clear her name and help the town. Could this apparition have the answers? You’ll just have to wait and read.
The book sounds good, right? I know it’s going on my reading list. Now I want to take some time to share with you guys the history of the trails. The trails began in the year 1692 and lasted to 1693. Over 200 innocent people were accused, 20 of which were executed. After a year, the people of Salem released how barbaric and idiotic the trails really were. The families of the accusers forgave and compensated the family of the victims, but the damage was already done. The only good thing that came out of the trails were people doing more studying and practice of law. This is actually believed what lead to Harvard Law becoming one of the top law schools in the country. Even to this day people refer to mass hysteria and injustice to a group as a witch hunt; like the McCarthy trails during the second Red Scare. Don’t worry I’m not related to that McCarthy. Well, that’s the end of this post catch you guys for my next article! Bye.