December 4, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #9: Conversion by: Katherine Howe

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I'm Waiting On...

Conversion by: Katherine Howe
Release Day: July 1, 2014
Goodreads Summary: 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?

Why I'm Waiting: A modern day type witch trials scenario? I'm intrigued. 

What are you waiting on?


  1. Her first book fell flat for me (listened to it on audio what feels like ages ago!) -- I've been meaning to try her second book, but this new one sounds quite different from either of those...color me intrigued.

    1. Hmmm... I've never read anything by this author before. This book just sounds so interesting. We shall see.

  2. This sounds like something I saw in an episode of Perception a while ago - very intriguing!

    1. It just sounded so interesting that I have to give it a try.

  3. This sounds really cool and is completely new to me! Yay!

    1. Whenever I do Waiting on Wednesday, which is rare, I try to do it with ones I don't think a lot of people have heard about, so I'm really excited that you haven't seen this before!


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