Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wednesday's Favorites: The Witching Elm

Welcome to the Wednesday's Favorites post. In the Wednesday's Favorites post I will talk about a book I loved and that I think deserves a little more attention. I read popular books, but also many books that aren’t so popular (yet). In this post all sorts of books from all sorts of genre’s will have a chance to shine. Today’s Wednesday's Favorites is 'The Witching Elm' by C.N. Crawford, a book I read in February 2015.

The Book:
Seventeen-year-old sorcerer Tobias Corvin tumbles through a blizzard and arrives—half frozen and half dead—in another world. Trapped in Boston, he tries to blend in at an old boarding school while secretly plotting to save his home.

But if anything can distract him from his mission, it's the wild-haired and intriguing Fiona. She is determined to learn the truth about his dangerous magic.

When a spectral army from Toby's world begins slaughtering Bostonians, he and Fiona must stop the carnage. They face unspeakable dangers unearthing the dark secrets of New England's past—a past that holds the key to saving both worlds from destruction.


The Facts:

Publication Date:
December 1st, 2014
The Memento Mori #1
Fantasy, Young Adult
Paperback, Kindle
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Praise for 'The Witching Elm':

In short, I am giving ‘The Witching Elm’ by C.N. Crawford a thumbs up. The book weaves a known history and known world with a new world in a fashion that compels the reader to keep reading until the end.

One of the things I enjoyed the most about ‘The Witching Elm’ is how much love and attention to detail CN Crawford has placed in research. It’s not often that a brand new indie author  (actually two authors in this case) devotes so much energy to adding just the right amount of scary facts and tidbits to their prose to make both the historical New England of the past and current Boston come alive on the page.

The idea behind The Witching Elm is unique and exciting to read. You cannot help but be captivated by the story and eager to find out what happens next.

I can definitely conclude that I really enjoyed this book. It was a wonderful read and never got boring. And the ending just makes you want to read more and more about Toby and Maremount.

About the Author:

C.N. Crawford is not one person but two. Christine (C) grew up in the historic town of Lexington, and has a lifelong interest in New England folklore - with a particular fondness for creepy old cemeteries. Nick (N) spent his childhood reading fantasy and science fiction further north during Vermont’s long winters.

Together they work to incorporate real historical events and figures into contemporary urban fantasy novels.

For information about C.N. Crawford please visit the Author site, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.


  1. This sounds really good. I love books involving magic. I will have to add this one to my wish list.

    1. It's really a great series. I've read the second one too and also really loved that one! ;)


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