Haunting the Deep
After nearly being killed by her stepmother, Samantha Mather is determined to put all magic and ghosts behind her, until a little girl appears to her during breakfast. She refuses to believe that ghosts are back, but when mysterious objects start showing up, it’s impossible for her to run away from her destiny. After Titanic is announced as the upcoming dance theme, Samantha finds herself dreaming that she was one of the passengers. When she brings a spoon back with her, she knows there’s more to these dreams than meets the eye. Turning to the Descendants and handsome ghost Elijah for help, Samantha is determined to find answers before another curse finds her.
Adriana Mather weaves between Samantha’s present day and the days leading up to the tragic sinking of the Titanic. Mather fully embraces the beauty of the ship before the iceberg but also doesn’t shy away from the darker elements. Haunting the Deep brings the past to life and shines light specifically on the third class, which experienced the most losses, honoring the lives lost. The friendship developed between the Descendants and Samantha is funny and sweet, giving the story a lighter tone, but it also gives Samantha a solid foundation and a deeper connection to Salem. Haunting the Deep is the sequel to How to Hang a Witch by Mather. A must read for those who love history, ghost stories, and magic.
Knopf Books for Young Readers