The Witch Hunt

S. & S. (The Witch Haven: Bk. 2). Oct. 2022. 352p. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9781534454415.
Gr 9 Up–Two years have passed since the fateful night in 1911 when Frances and the boy she loved ripped open the veil to the afterlife. Consequences are still following her, with her magic acting unreliably ever since. Frances is now a teacher at Haxahaven, the magic school pretending to be a sanatorium to the outside world. Frances and her friends set off to Paris on holiday, only to discover that Frances’s meddling with the veil has created problems even an ocean away. Smith casts the story back in time to a glamorous society full of magic and secrets, with cinematic prose and deeply developed characters readers can’t help but root for.
VERDICT A fun and atmospheric conclusion recommended for secondary purchase.

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