Haunting the Deep

Author: Adriana Mather

Series: How to Hang a Witch, #2

Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Synopsis: 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.


Haunting the Deep is the second book in the How to Hang a Witch series, and the first book came out last year.  This book, Haunting the Deep, has a kind of Titanic like feel to it, which is a lot different from how the last book played out.

Instead of having to deal with the curse that was present in the last book, this time she starts having dreams of the Titanic, and they’re quite haunting.  They’re the kind of things that nightmares are made of, and considering she’s dreaming, it fits pretty well.  Anyway, she wants to get to the bottom of this, so she enlists the help of some of her friends to help her figure out why she’s having these dreams, and to finally put an end to it.

However, it’s hard for her to work to unravel the spell that has been causing her to have these dreams, as well as find out who is behind it.  It’s making her have the dreams more frequently, each one more haunting than the last, and eventually she starts to worry that instead of just a dream, it will become real and she will also meet an untimely end.

This book had a bit of a creep factor to it, which I liked, but it also had a great suspense thing going on – the kind that keeps you on the edge of your seat.  It was a solid companion to the previous novel in the series, with the same characters, so it was really great to watch them continue to grow as they had to deal with new obstacles.

If you’ve read the first book, definitely pick this one up.  It has a wonderfully well rounded plot and it’s a pretty fun book overall.

Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.

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