Book Review: How to Hang a Witch By Adriana Mather

how-to-hang-a-witchSalem, 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.

 

Title: How to Hang a Witch

Author: Adriana Mather

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Published: July 26th 2016

Cover Rating: 4/5 ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

My Rating: 5/5 ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

My Thoughts:

Have you ever read a book and just wanted it never to end? You probably have but I feel like I don’t read enough books like that. Books that just make me love reading all over again, that makes me want to really tackle my ginormous TBR pile. That is what this book did for me, it really is everything I ever wanted in a book. Now let me tell you about this book that made me love life again.

This book takes place in modern day Salem, Massachusetts; Which everyone should know is where the Salem witch trials happen. Our main character Samantha is a descendant of Cotton Mather, who was a big player in getting the witches hanged. Samantha moves to Salem after her dad mysteriously goes into a coma and now her and her step mother are living in her family home. She doesn’t want to be there and to make things worse the descendants of the witches don’t want her there either.

The one thing you need to know about Sam is she thinks she is cursed. Her whole life anyone who got near her ended up hurt or sick. So she automatically think her dad being in a coma is her fault. She doesn’t realize this “curse” is bigger then she thinks.

I always suck at writing reviews about books I love. I never can find the right words and nothing makes sense when I write. So all I am going to say is please go and pick up this book, you really won’t regret it!

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Most Anticipated Releases of April 2016!

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Hey Guys! Can you believe it is already April?!?!?! This year is going by way too fast. Well since it is April I guess it is time to do my most anticipated releases for this month. I know this is a little late, but I feel like I am late for everything :). 

 

April 1st

 

South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf

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April 5th

 

Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher

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Daughters of Ruin By K.D. Castner

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Tell Me Three Thing By Julie Buxbaum

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The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

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The Tsarina’s Legacy by Jennifer Laam

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April 12th

The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry

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April 13th

Rat Queens, Vol. 3: Demons by Kurtis J. Wiebe

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April 18th

Broken Fate by Jennifer Derrick

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April 26th

Heir to the Sky by Amanda Sun

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The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

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So many great books coming out this month. What books are you excited about? Let me know down below! 

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I’m Back and looking for a Co-Blogger!!

Hi Guys! I have been MIA or as I like to say I was on hiatus. Life can be so crazy sometimes and you just need to take a step back and breath, and that’s what I did. I feel refreshed and ready to review and love doing this again. I have notice it is hard for me to do this by myself so I am looking for a Co-blogger to review and have posts on my blog. If you are interested please email me at northernbellebookworm@gmail.com and we can talk! I Should have a couple reviews up in the next couple days. I hope everyone has a great week and Happy Readings!

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Book Tour + Giveaway for The Dirt on Ninth Grave By Darynda Jones

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Synopsis: 

In a small village in New York Charley Davidson is living as Jane Doe, a girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. So when she is working at a diner and slowly begins to realize she can see dead people, she’s more than a little taken aback. Stranger still are the people entering her life. They seem to know things about her. Things they hide with lies and half-truths. Soon, she senses something far darker. A force that wants to cause her harm, she is sure of it. Her saving grace comes in the form of a new friend she feels she can confide in and the fry cook, a devastatingly handsome man whose smile is breathtaking and touch is scalding. He stays close, and she almost feels safe with him around.

But no one can outrun their past, and the more lies that swirl around her-even from her new and trusted friends-the more disoriented she becomes, until she is confronted by a man who claims to have been sent to kill her. Sent by the darkest force in the universe. A force that absolutely will not stop until she is dead. Thankfully, she has a Rottweiler. But that doesn’t help in her quest to find her identity and recover what she’s lost. That will take all her courage and a touch of the power she feels flowing like electricity through her veins. She almost feels sorry for him. The devil in blue jeans. The disarming fry cook who lies with every breath he takes. She will get to the bottom of what he knows if it kills her. Or him. Either way.


 

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About the Author:

daryndaNYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press, the Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.

 


 

 

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Divine Merit By Virginia Cantrell Cover Reveal and Giveaway!

Title: Divine Merit 
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Release Date: January 29, 2016
Series: Divine Series, Book 1 
Cover Designer: Claire Smith
Editor: Hot Tree Editing

Publisher: Hot Tree Publising

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Trained from birth to become the ruler of the Nephilim and their island sanctuary, Amira is the perfect princess, until her birthright and even her fundamental beliefs are ripped away. She’ll discover perfection and training count for nothing when faced with a ruthless enemy determined to possess her and all she holds dear.

As captain of the Royal Guard, Caeden’s priority is to protect the Royal Family. Sometimes that means protecting the naïve princess from her own desires, even if he is tempted to give in. When a betrayer strikes from within, their sanctuary and very existence are threatened. Caeden must overcome the burning pain of helplessness to defeat this enemy and restore Amira to her rightful place. He will not fail his princess again.

Do they have the fortitude and inner strength needed to regain the kingdom and save their people?

 

 

Virginia’s greatest passion has always been fiction, particularly romance. The innocent in her loves the idea of a happily-ever-after, but she has a massive soft spot for the bad boys. If you ask her, she’ll tell you that she’s living her dream— getting paid to read and helping indie authors to create beauty by working as an editor for Hot Tree Editing. She’s inspired by the many amazing indie authors she has met and has (finally) found the courage to follow her other dream by becoming a published author.
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Firsts By Laurie Elizabeth Flynn Review + Book Trailer

firstsSeventeen-year-old Mercedes Ayres has an open-door policy when it comes to her bedroom, but only if the guy fulfills a specific criteria: he has to be a virgin. Mercedes lets the boys get their awkward, fumbling first times over with, and all she asks in return is that they give their girlfriends the perfect first time- the kind Mercedes never had herself.

Keeping what goes on in her bedroom a secret has been easy- so far. Her absentee mother isn’t home nearly enough to know about Mercedes’ extracurricular activities, and her uber-religious best friend, Angela, won’t even say the word “sex” until she gets married. But Mercedes doesn’t bank on Angela’s boyfriend finding out about her services and wanting a turn- or on Zach, who likes her for who she is instead of what she can do in bed.

When Mercedes’ perfect system falls apart, she has to find a way to salvage her reputation and figure out where her heart really belongs in the process. Funny, smart, and true-to-life, FIRSTS is a one-of-a-kind young adult novel about growing up.

 

 

Title: Firsts

Author: Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Published: January 5, 2016

Cover Rating: 4/5 ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

My Rating: 4/5 ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

My Thoughts:

*** I was sent a copy from St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review.Thank you St. Martin’s Press.***

I always say that I am not a huge contemporary fan but I feel like that is changing more and more. This is a YA contemporary almost pushing the new adult line because of some of the content. I have such mix emotions about this book. I liked the book but the main character annoyed me so much. I didn’t care about who she had sex with but the way she was towards certain people really rubbed me the wrong way. On the other hand I felt bad for her. I mean her mom is a terrible mother, her dad isn’t around and she has no value for herself, which just breaks my heart. When you start to realize why she does the things she does you really start to feel bad for her. I liked some of the other characters especially Zach. Zach is the sweetest guy and I was rooting for them from the beginning. I also liked Faye from the get go, she was feisty and did what she wanted to do.  Also Angela, who is Mercy’s best friend, I really love her and I cried for her. I feel like this book has a lot of good qualities but also will make you yell and want to smack some people. Which for me if a book can bring out that many emotions it has to be at least a 4 star book. 

If you like YA contemporary I think you will like this but be warned that there is a lot of underage sex. I will pick up whatever else Ms. Flynn rights, I love her writing style!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
LLLaurie Elizabeth Flynn went to school for journalism and later worked as a model, a job that took her overseas to Tokyo, Athens, and Paris. She lives in London, Ontario, with her husband and her Chihuahua.

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Most Anticipated Books of January 2016

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Well it is finally 2016!! I still can’t wrap my head around that. I am so excited about this year, first because I get to plan my wedding! Yes, you read that right I got engaged on Christmas Eve and I am so excited! And the second reason is because there is so many good books coming out!! So let’s talk about what books I am so excited for in January!

January 1st

Built (Saints of Denver #1) By Jay Crownover

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Passenger By Alexandra Bracken

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Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers #1) By Brenda Drake

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Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) By Susan Dennard

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January 18th

The Heir and The Spare By Emily Albright

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January 19th

Sword and Verse (Sword and Verse #1) By Kathy Macmillan

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January 26th

Sage’s Eyes By V.C. ANdrews

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Shallow Graves By Kali Wallace

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The Prophecy of Shadows ( Elementals #1) By Michelle Madow

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So many great books coming out this month and I am pretty sure there is others but these are the ones I am most excited about! Let me know down below what books you are excited for this month!!

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