Time of the Witches - Anna Myers
This is the fictional story about Gabriel and Drucilla set during the non-fictional Salem Witch Trials. Gabe and Dru were born at the exact same time. When Dru's mother died shortly after delivery, Gabe's mother took her in. They were raised as brother and sister. It wasn't long before Gabe's parents had died too and they went from one house to another, always together. But when they turned 12, the family they lived with were moving and they couldn't take Dru and Gabe with them. They went to the separate homes of the Putnam family, who had turned against each other because the half-brother received more property from the father after his death, than what was given to his other sons.

I felt like there was a little too much backstory and not enough of the "time of the witches". I would have liked for there to have been more to that part of the story. Which is why I bought the book in the first place. I have always been interested in the Salem Witch Trials. I just can't understand how things got so out of hand. Salem in 1692, was the definition of mass hysteria. Some of the magistrates finally came to their senses when more prominent people were accused of witchcraft. I guess having money made them better Christians because no one seemed to care about the innocent people that had already been killed just based on a group of young girls' testimonies, without any hard evidence, I might add.

Also, I would have liked to have learned more about Dru and Gabe when they were older and if their relationship worked out as Gabe had planned. All in all, it wasn't a bad read, but if you are more interested in the Salem Witch Trials part of the story, then I would suggest finding a different book.