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Only the Stars Know Her Name: Salem’s Lost Story of Tituba’s Daughter

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False accusations and false confessions of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, took her mother, Tituba, away from her. Now Violet seeks revenge on those who tore her family apart. Readers will be instantly transported back in time in this dark and gripping novel!

It's been a year since the Salem Witch Trials ended, and while the townspeople try their best to act like nothin
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published July 23rd 2019 by Yellow Jacket
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Hannah Greendale
The root of this book is a good idea - following Tituba’s daughter in the wake of the Salem witch trials - but it’s an idea that has been padded and stuffed and plumped and streeeeeeetched until it’s almost a novel.
Aryn
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to snag one of these beauties at Bookcon 2019 a week ago. Check out that cover, isn’t it gorgeous!?

As a modern day self identifying witch, the Salem Witch Trials have always been a source of fascination for me. Tituba was the slave woman who was the first to be accused of witchcraft in the trials – she was also the first to confess, which I believe came from a place of misunderstanding the language and fear (but that’s another story). She was accused of bewitching Betty and Ab
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laurreads
I managed to grab an arc of this at BookCon this year so this review is based on an early copy and not the finished edition!

I had never heard of this before getting a copy of it and I actually quite enjoyed it. It is very easy to read and it is quite simple but it is middle grade so I can't quite complain. I thought the story was interesting. I haven't read much about the Salem witch trials and I really want to learn more about them now. Overall, this was a nice story and very easy to get throu
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KWinks
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Let me start off by saying I really enjoyed this. The storytelling was pretty smooth and I whipped through it in two days. That said, I have mixed feelings about this one. At first I was of the thought that if "real" magic didn't happen when these young women created the coven, I was going to be let down. So much of the novel is historically accurate, so I figured the magic would be missing. Not so.
But it's a different KIND of magic that the girls pull off. So different from what was described
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Sophie_The_Jedi_Knight
Jul 23, 2019 marked it as to-read
7/23/19:

ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh

No no no no no, this is scary.

We learned some stuff about the Salem Witch Trials in my Western Civ class today. Tituba was a character from the Trials that always stood out to me. A video in class mentioned that Tituba told stories of witches and stuff so that was why she was suspected.

I swear I'm not lying, I literally had the idea for a story about Tituba's daughter today. I swear. I was thinking "what if Tituba really was a witch" and thought about specific det
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Abi (The Knights Who Say Book)
I was so pleasantly surprised by how much I like this book! It's full of magic and gray-scale morality and the determination of underestimated young girls. While the historical setting often leads to dialogue that doesn't sound natural for girls of this age, I really enjoyed the Salem post-witch trials setting.

Violet has to balance her own values versus revenge — or rather, as she realizes she actually needs, closure after the horrors of the witch trials forced her to question her own mother's g
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Jamie
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC copy of this book at BookCon in NYC in June 2019. This book was an easy but addicting read. If you're interested in learning about real history of the Salem Witch Trials with a twist of dramatization, this book is for you. This novel is based on a true story of a woman named Tituba and what could have happened with her daughter, Violet, after her and her husband were found guilty and sent away after the trials. Not a lot of information was given after the Salem Witch Trials abo ...more
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Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
REVENGE. MAGIC. SALEM WITCH TRIALS?! BADASSD PROTAGONIST?! I NEED THIS RIGHT NOW!
Nia Dragin
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fascinating novel that not only follows the aftermath of the Salem Witch Trials but also gives a voice to a person lost to history.

Little is known about Violet Indian, daughter of Tituba, the first to be accused of witchcraft and the first to confess and name co-conspirators. This novel follows Violet during the aftermath of the trials, leaving her an orphan slave, a practice too horrifying common during these dark times. It is a tale that follows the Salem hysteria aftermath, giving insight i
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Amanda Marrone grew up on Long Island where she spent her time reading, drawing, watching insects, and suffering from an over-active imagination. It didn’t help that her father told bloodcurdling stories, and would take Amanda and her siblings for moon lit walks in the graveyard—the highlight of which involved having them march up to mausoleums and knock on the doors—alone. On more than one occasi ...more