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The Witch Hunt (The Witch Haven #2)
by Sasha Peyton Smith
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Releasing on October 11, 2022
YA Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Witches
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.
CONTENT WARNINGS (mild spoilers below): The Witch Haven (book 1) dealt heavily in themes of grief, as much of the story centers around the main character, Frances, trying to solve the murder of her brother. Some of those themed do carry over into this book as it follows immediately after the events of book 1.
Additionally, this book features descriptions of blood, gun-violence, a fade-to-black sex scene and others. For a full list of potential warnings, please visit the author’s website, linked here.
Sasha Peyton Smith grew up in the mountains of Utah surrounded by siblings, books, and one very old cat. She attended the University of Utah and the George Washington University where she studied biology and public health. She is not a witch, though she does own a lot of crystals and always knows what phase the moon is in. She currently lives in Washington D.C. with her partner and collection of porcelain hands. THE WITCH HUNT is the sequel to the THE WITCH HAVEN, which was released in Fall 2021 with Simon and Schuster. You can find Sasha online at sashapsmith.com
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