Waiting on Wednesday: Conversion

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for…

Title: Conversion
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Publish Date: July 1, 2014
Genre: YA, Paranormal
Pages: 448

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...
Words cannot adequately describe my sheer excitement for Conversion. For those of you that know me and know this blog, you are well aware that supernatural books involving witches are my thing. Perhaps it's because I've been living right near Salem, MA for so long now, or perhaps it's because of my fascination of The Witch of Blackbird Pond from a young, tender age, but this gives me goosebumps of excitement! Plus, from an author like Katherine Howe, I can only expect greatness. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week? 


  1. OMG *immediately adds to tbr* I have a thing about books set in private schools and I feel a instant connection to this book. I love how I feel like I already know what's going to happen but also feel like I don't know anything about anything concerning this book, at the same time. I want it.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
    My WoW

  2. I haven't read a good witchcraft book in a while, hopefully this one will be it! Thanks for sharing Mel :)

  3. I love the eerie quality of this cover, particularly because the bird reminds me of Alfred Hitchcock's horror movie, "The Birds." I'm not sure if this book is necessarily my thing, but I'm curious to give it a try. Thanks for placing it on my radar, Melissa!(:

  4. OOOOOHHHH! 0.0 This one sounds AWESOME! *runs to TBR* *adds*

  5. Oh, I am definitely adding this one to my TBR list. I haven't read a good witchy book in sometime, so I am hoping this one doesn't disappoint. Thanks for bringing it my attention!

  6. This is the first time I'm hearing about this one, but it sounds completely amazing. I've always been fascinated by everything to do with the Salem witchcrafts, so I'm definitely adding this to my to-read list.
    Thanks for sharing, Melissa.

  7. I have come across a lot ow witch books today, but I think this tops them all, it sounds freaking awesome! Great pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

  8. AHhhhhhhhhh! HOW AMAZING DOES THIS SOUND?! I'm putting it on my list immediately, I'm endlessly fascinated by anything Salem witch related, so I love that this book has that connection but in a contemporary setting. I need it to be July already:)

  9. Great pick! I am really looking forward to this one!
    By the way i'm loving the blog, just added 2 books to my TBR so thanks!

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  10. I am hopping on the Conversion train with you!! I loved TWoBP as much as you! I cannot wait for this one. I have read so many theories about Salem and what happened so I can't wait to read this one!!

  11. Hmmm, this doesn't look familiar to me, will keep it under my radar!

    Thanks for sharing, Melissa! <33


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