Title: Conversion
Author: Katherine Howe
Release Date: 07/01/2014

Reviewed by: Kendall


It’s senior year at St. Joan’s Academy and the pressure is on. Colleen Rowley are her friends are expected to keep it together and get into major Ivy League Colleges. Until a strange illness begins to strike down the girls of St. Joan’s Academy, the first victim being the Queen Bee, Clara Rutherford. As more and more girls start to show the symptoms the media descends on Danvers Massachusetts. As people scramble to solve the mystery of this illness, Colleen Rowley notices that the illness bears a strange resemblance to a bizarre epidemic back when Danvers was known as Salem Village. By reading The Crucible, more clues are uncovered about this illness. But, will Colleen be able to solve the mystery in time?


Conversion is a mystifying and spellbinding novel that combines modern day school life with seventeenth century colonial life. I was hooked within the first few chapters. Colleen Rowley is basically your typical girl except for being insanely smart. Throughout the books, she seems to be the only one who notices what is truly happening to the girls. The flashback scenes to the lives of Anne Putnam, Betty Parris, Mary Walcott, and Abigail Williams were my favorite part of this book. It was interesting to hear their side of the story to the Salem Witch Trials. I also loved how accurate the book was. Katherine Howe did any amazing job with the research for this book. For anyone who’s into fiction and fantasy books will absolutely love Conversion. It is the perfect summer read for anyone who loves all things witchy. Definitely a must buy!

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