Haunting the Deep

Haunting the Deep

by Adriana Mather


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The delicious horror of Ransom Riggs and the sass of Mean Girls meets Titanic 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.
Praise for How to Hang a Witch:
“It’s like Mean Girls meets history class in the best possible way.” —Seventeen
“Mather shines a light on the lessons the Salem Witch Trials can teach us about modern-day bullying—and what we can do about it.” —Bustle.com
“Strikes a careful balance of creepy, fun, and thoughtful.” —NPR
“I am utterly addicted to Adriana Mather’s electric debut. It keeps you on the edge of your seat, twisting and turning with ghosts, witches, an ancient curse, and—sigh—romance. It’s beautiful. Haunting. The characters are vivid and real. I. Could. Not. Put. It. Down.” —Jennifer Niven, bestselling author of All the Bright Places

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553539516
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 190,390
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Adriana Mather is a full-time writer, producer, and actor. She owns a production company called Zombot Pictures, which has produced three films, including the award-winning Honeyglue. She lives in Los Angeles. How to Hang a Witch is her first novel. Look for her on Twitter at @AdrianaMather and on Facebook at @AdrianaMatherauthor.

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I sip my hot cocoa, not the powdered kind that comes out of a packet, but the shaved-chocolate kind made from scratch. Mrs. Meriwether places a plate of steaming croissants in the middle of my dining room table. They smell like warm butter.

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Haunting the Deep 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read it in less than a day. I couldn't put it down. I hope there is a book 3.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how it ties historical facts with witches and brings to light the unspeakable horror of what happened in steerage
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt like i was part of the book can't wait to read the next book . I couldn't put it down love the story line .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a student working on their masters, I would give up another whole day again to read this book! The author has the ability to pull you into the book and make you feel as if you’re a bystander watching the story unfold. Hoping and waiting for a third.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
History, romance, drama, and mystery. What more could you ask for in a book? I loved it from beginning to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Both to hang a witch and this one are great reads
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very addicting. I love her writing. I hope there will be more books with these characters. Perfect for Halloween.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly another great story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought the book was GREAT! I honestly couldnt put it down! I wish there was a third book..
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She did it again! I love this authors writing style and I love Samantha and her adventures! Sometimes the second book can be like a second movie where it is good but the first was better. NOT THE CASE FOR THIS ONE! Boomshakalaka this was just as good if not better then the first book. I truly hope she continues with a third book!!! p.s. Does anyone else wish they had a hot ghost bf?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to read more from this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finished this book fast! I hope there is a third book!
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
If you have seen my reviews then you know I love history. I just read How To Hang A Witch. It was a book about a part of history that I have always been interested in, The Salem Witch Trials. My second favorite historical event has always been the Titanic sinking. I have read books, seen the movies, and researched it. I am no expert, but it is a great interest of mine. So when I saw that this book was about that amazing and tragic event in history, I just had to grab it. Once again, I was not let down. Sam is back, and this time she finds herself in the grip of a new curse. When her school decides the Titanic is a good theme for a dance, she begins to go on a journey of her own. She starts seeing spirits from the great ship. With the help of the Descendants, she fights to stop whatever bad is coming her way. First, she has to figure out what that is. The Titanic was a horrible tragedy. So many stories have been told over the years as to what happened. This story was full of mystery and history. I loved Sam's role in this book, and I loved the more significant role that the Descendants played. Even Elijah is back in his quirky way. This story was a right mix of teen drama, mystery, and history. It gave a right amount of information about the Titanic and its passengers. The story was well written and was an edge of your seat read from beginning to end. One thing I have learned to like about this author is her books are not predictable. It keeps you guessing all the way through to the end. That, in my opinion, is a big plus. 
JuliW More than 1 year ago
Samantha Mather is still trying to recover from events that happened in Salem six months before. She started seeing ghosts, was almost hanged and was betrayed by someone she had once trusted. Her family ties to the Salem Witch Trials caused magic and spirits to become a part of her life. She's hoping that all goes away. But, when she starts seeing victims of the Titanic disaster....ghostly figures dripping sea water....she knows it's not going away. Haunting the Deep is the second book in the How to Hang a Witch series. Samantha finds that her life is tied to the sinking of the Titanic. But the strange events aren't just effecting her....some of her friends and her father are also getting pulled into the situation this time. Strange dreams, packages showing up on her porch, weird feelings and strange artifacts....what's going on? And how can they stop it? I enjoyed this book. It's a great follow up to How to Hang a Witch. Samantha has found a home in Salem....but her life isn't easy. The supernatural and magic just seem to crowd in on her. Makes for a great suspenseful story. This book is definitely YA, but not juvenile. As an adult, I still enjoyed reading the story. Samantha is an intelligent main character. Her friends, father and the other supporting characters aren't well developed, but do help move the plot along. They all have their quirks and personalities. All in all, it's a well written book. The fact that the author is actually descended from Cotton Mather and survivors of the Titanic sinking add another facet of interest to this book. The front cover-art is great!! It really draws attention to the book. I can't wait to see what the next book will have in store! I will definitely be reading more of this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, could not put it down.
WhisperingStories More than 1 year ago
I recently read and reviewed ‘How to Hang a Witch‘ and loved it. Soon after finishing it, I realised that there was a sequel and bought it straight away. I did wonder at first where the author was going to take the book, as a girl in Salem has a lot to do with witches, but the Titanic, I wasn’t so sure. However, the story worked perfectly. Sam Mather is back 6 months after the order in the first book. Whilst having breakfast a young girl appears to her and then disappears. She is concerned as nothing ever good come from spirits showing themselves, and she was right to think that as more appear. Sam and the Descendants try to do a spell to ward off the spirits, but that only causes more problems. With spells being cast on classmates and her vivid dreams of being on the Titanic exceptionally real, Sam realises that trouble is definitely coming her way and that once again she needs the help of her friendly spirit, Elijah (A spirit she may just have a crush on). I have a keen interest in the Titanic. Like the author, I too have a relative on-board, although mine wasn’t so lucky and went down with the ship, his body never to be recovered. So, this book was perfect for me. The author has kept to factual information surrounding the Titanic and if you don’t know much about it, the book will also be a history lesson for you. This book was so many things, it was engaging, gripping, interesting, witty and contained a fantastic array of characters. Unlike the first book, I worked out who was behind the ‘issues’ from early on, but that didn’t hinder my enjoyment. I also worked out straight away what the problem was with her friend and neighbour, Jaxon. Overall the book was an enjoyable read with some twists, turns and a few surprises. I didn’t want to put it down and ended up reading the last twenty chapters until the early hours of the morning, determined to finish it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down. I loved how she mixed witches with warlocks and the history of the tragedy of titanic. Cant wait for the next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was another amazing read! I loved this one just as much a the first book!!!!
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
Haunting the Deep is the second installment from the How to Hang a Witch series. This was just an okay read for me. I had a hard time having a connection to the characters. The plot was painfully slow and confusing at times. I just could not get into it, to be honest. I did like the Titanic parts the most. They were the best part of the book. I do believe others would enjoy this one, but it just was not a read for me. 2 1/2 stars. I received this noon from Blogging for Books program. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful prose, well constructed plot, believable characters... Can't wait to read the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author completely sucks you into the story. Peaks my interest in history and magic. Wish these books were made into movies.
TheThoughtSpot More than 1 year ago
Haunting the deep by Adriana Mather is the sequel to How To Hang a Witch by the same author. It's great to be back in Sam’s life. I find the historical connections that the author has to her books' content amazing. The historical connection has Sam as a descendant of Cotton Mather in the first book, How To Hang a Witch and ancestors that survived the Titanic tragedy for this book! Sam has been ghost free for six months now and suddenly she’s seeing apparitions again. Abby, who asks Sam for her boot hook, and a dripping wet man that smells like sea water are appearing. The ghosts end up complicating Sam’s life again, but this time she has help from the Descendants. Sam has received mysterious objects and has been dreaming of being a passenger on the Titanic. While Sam is dreaming of being on the Titanic, she has no memories of her present self and she's being manipulated by an unknown person or spirit. Elijah is helping to figure out what or who is causing the hauntings also. When Sam figures out who’s causing the problem behind the ghostly episodes, she needs all the help she can get! 5 stars for this fun, suspenseful sequel! *I received a complimentary copy of this book for voluntary consideration.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait for another book. I loved how to hang a witch and this book.