TITLE: The Witch Hunt (The Witch Haven #2)
AUTHOR: Sasha Peyton Smith
PUBLISHER: Simon Teen (Simon & Schuster)
RELEASE DATE: October 11, 2022
GENRES: YA fantasy, witchcraft, magic
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The lush and pulse-pounding sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Witch Haven follows Frances and her fellow witches to the streets of Paris where family secrets, lost loves, and dangerous magic await.
Months after the devastating battle between the Sons of St. Druon and the witches of Haxahaven, Frances has built a quiet, safe life for herself, teaching young witches and tending the garden within the walls of Haxahaven Academy. But one thing nags; her magic has begun to act strangely. When an opportunity to visit Paris arises, Frances jumps at the chance to go, longing for adventure and seeking answers about her own power.
Once she and her classmates Maxine and Lena reach the vibrant streets of France, Frances learns that the spell she used to speak to her dead brother has had terrible consequences—the veil between the living and the dead has been torn by her recklessness, and a group of magicians are using the rift for their own gain at a horrifying cost.
To right this wrong, and save lives and her own magical powers, Frances must hunt down answers in the parlors of Parisian secret societies, the halls of the Louvre, and the tunnels of the catacombs. Her only choice is to team up with the person she swore she’d never trust again, risking further betrayal and her own life in the process.
“What is a secret, if not an act of love?”
There are so many quotes that I am loving in this book!
“I should have expected this from him. But it is another thing entirely to experience it playing out in front of me. I have handed him all of the things I am afraid of, and he has tucked them into this pocket and asked what else he can carry.”
A few years after book 1 and Frances is now an instructor as Haxahaven and Oliver is in school on Paris. As the young women practice their magic Frances magic feels off and isn’t working normally. As a group they decide to go to Paris, she needs to find out if she can fix her magic. They happen to get caught up in some scary stuff and run into an old nemesis.
Enjoyed going back into this world of magic and friendship. Loved how Oliver and Frances relationship grows. As well as her and her friends. She gets to reconcile with some old pains and starts to heal. Though she has a lot of baggage. This had the different elements that I look for in a book – intrigue, adventure, catacombs, emotional relationships, a few twists, and magic.
Sasha Peyton Smith is the New York Times best-selling author of The Witch Haven and The Witch Hunt. She’s passionate about well-curated road trip playlists, soup recipes, and stories about complicated girls. Originally from the mountains of Utah, she now lives in Washington D.C. with her partner and collection of porcelain hands. You can find Sasha online at sashapsmith.com.
Author’s website: sashapsmith.com
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