Haunting the Deep has been haunting me since YallWest and with its release today on audio, I couldn’t wait to consume it. Let’s put it this way: it’s 5pm on release day and the 10 hour audio is already marked as finished.
Because it’s THAT GOOD.
Having not finished How to Hang a Witch, I was concerned I would be lost going into the story. These characters and their world have already been established and Adriana does a fabulous job of introducing it to new readers in a way that won’t bore fans of her debut.
Haunting the Deep centers its story around the Titanic and the connection between that story and the main character. As a bonus, Adriana’s family has history with the Titanic, something she explains in her author note (side note: what a fabulous voice she has!). I was completely sucked in by the story and it’s fictionalized account based on real events.
I loved the timing of this release. The atmospheric elements are perfect for Halloween. From the ghosts to how eerie it is, Haunting the Deep isn’t so much scary as it is creepy. Oh, and did I mention the magic? Witches! Magic!
This is fun historical fiction wrapped in contemporary so there’s wide appeal for all audiences. Highly recommend on audio – the narrator is great!
The Titanic meets the delicious horror of Ransom Riggs and the sass of Mean Girls in this follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller How to Hang a Witch, in which a contemporary teen finds herself a passenger on the famous “ship of dreams”—a story made all the more fascinating because the author’s own relatives survived the doomed voyage.
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.