This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying experiences that others in her hometown of Salem take for granted, which is why she is determined to enjoy her first high school party with her best friend and longtime crush, Tristan. But after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class, Lily wishes she could just disappear.
Suddenly, Lily is in a different Salem—one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruelest of them all is Lillian . . . Lily's other self in this alternate universe.
What makes Lily weak at home is what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. In this confusing world, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can't hope to shoulder alone and a love she never expected.
Finding a exciting and engrossing series featuring witches can be pretty hard, as they are sometimes so predictable, But Josephine Angelini has created a imaginative,and intriguing story.
This is the story of Lily a relatively normal teenage girl who battles a variety of allergic reactions and having a mum with mental health issues . Her one saving light is her best friend who finally started to notice her as more then a friend. She knows that with her health detiriating she won’t be able to go to school much longer and the only thing she dreams about is to go for a party with her boyfriend best friend, even though it’s dangerous for her health.
But when her dream turns into a nightmare she is left heart broken and ready to escape it all. Though she could never have imagined that following the voice in her head would change her life.
To survive Lily has no choose but to imbrace who she is in this world and learning to become a witch.
There is a war brewing in the background of the story that provides the story with an ominous vibe that leaves you waiting for the war to start.
Like any good stories there is lot to learn, from secrets to the history of the Lily in this world.
The world, character, and relationship building in this story is well written and thought out. Though the ending was a little abrupt, it does leave you anticipating what will hapoen next.
Looking for a witch story with a difference? This is the book for you.