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

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

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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Title:Only the Stars Know Her Name: Salem's Lost Story of Tituba's Daughter
Author:Amanda Marrone
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Only the Stars Know Her Name: Salem's Lost Story of Tituba's Daughter Reviews

  • Card

    REVENGE. MAGIC. SALEM WITCH TRIALS?! BADASSD PROTAGONIST?! I NEED THIS RIGHT NOW!

  • 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

    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 through so I would recommend it. It comes out July 23 in the US so if you enjoy middle grade books and historical witchy fantasy, you should read it.

  • Jamie

    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

    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 about Violet but the author does an excellent job depicting the innocence of the 13-year old girl that got left behind and what she can accomplish out of anger, determination and a little bit of magic.

  • Aryn

    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

    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 Abigail Parris, two of the girls she cared for in her master’s house. After an unknown buyer “freed” Tituba from the prison after the madness of the Trials, she was never heard from again.

    Something that I did not know prior to this novel is that Tituba had a daughter named Violet. There is very little historical context for Violet, but as a slave this is, horrifyingly, to be expected.

    This novel is the story of what could have happened to Violet. How the rage and fear after consuming her little town of Salem could consume her. How the betrayal of of the girls (Abigail and Betty), who she thought of as sisters would change who she was forever, by forcing her into the magic that her mother may or may not have also had.

    This is the story of one girl’s revenge gone awry and the growth that comes with forgiveness.

  • 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

    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 goodness. I sometimes wanted to reach into the book and yell "No! Get revenge! Revenge!" but, well, that's exactly the conflict at hand in this book. Violet's sensitive nature means that she has to go on this journey of self-discovery to figure out what she really needs in order to heal. And it's a great read.

  • 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

    until it’s almost a novel.

  • Sophie_The_Jedi_Knight

    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

    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

    had the idea for a story about Tituba's daughter

    I swear. I was thinking "what if Tituba really was a witch" and thought about specific det

    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

    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

    had the idea for a story about Tituba's daughter

    I swear. I was thinking "what if Tituba really was a witch" and thought about specific details from the Trials that I could use in the story.

    And now my idea has been stolen. Try to get an idea of how shocked I was when I saw this under "released today!" in my Barnes and Noble email.

    Maybe she really was a witch.

    Yeah, I'll read this.

    *shivers*

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