Waiting on Wednesday-Conversion 7/1/14

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. 
This week I am eagerly waiting for:
Conversion by Katherine Howe

July 1, 2014

From Goodreads:

“From the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane comes a chilling mystery—Prep meets The Crucible. It’s senior year at St. Joan’s Academy, and school is a pressure cooker. College applications, the battle for valedictorian, deciphering boys’ texts: Through it all, Colleen Rowley and her friends are expected to keep it together. Until they can’t.

First it’s the school’s queen bee, Clara Rutherford, who suddenly falls into uncontrollable tics in the middle of class. Her mystery illness quickly spreads to her closest clique of friends, then more students and symptoms follow: seizures, hair loss, violent coughing fits. St. Joan’s buzzes with rumor; rumor blossoms into full-blown panic.

Soon the media descends on Danvers, Massachusetts, as everyone scrambles to find something, or someone, to blame. Pollution? Stress? Or are the girls faking? Only Colleen—who’s been reading The Crucible for extra credit—comes to realize what nobody else has: Danvers was once Salem Village, where another group of girls suffered from a similarly bizarre epidemic three centuries ago . . .

Inspired by true events—from seventeenth-century colonial life to the halls of a modern-day high school—Conversion casts a spell. With her signature wit and passion, New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe delivers an exciting and suspenseful novel, a chilling mystery that raises the question, what’s really happening to the girls at St. Joan’s?”

I feel like there are a few upcoming books that deal with or are inspired by the Salem Witch Trials. I am totally down with that.

Happy Reading!



7 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday-Conversion 7/1/14

  1. I can’t wait for this one either!! It sounds so amazing. I love books like this! 😀
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  2. I actually haven’t heard of this one before but it sounds really interesting! I’ll definitely have to check it out 🙂

  3. That sounds really good – maybe because I just finished Discovery of Witches and The Lace Reader – both which allude to the Salem Witch Trials….
    Here’s my link: http://fortheartofit.blogspot.com/2014/07/waiting-on-wednesday.html

  4. Wow, how had I never read the synopsis for this before!? I am so intrigued now! I had seen the cover in passing, but I am definitely adding it to my TBR, thanks for sharing it!

  5. I’m excited for this one as well! I love books that are like the Salem Witch Trials. Great pick! 🙂

  6. Haha, I agree! Nothing wrong with Salem-inspired books. It’s always so interesting to see how people translate it! Great pick!

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