I’m convinced I jinxed this book before I even opened it, which seems somewhat fitting given it is about witches, a witch hunt, and spells. I was almost at the end of “Defending Jacob” when I thought, I’ve really read some great books lately. Jinx! From the onset, “Daughters of Witching Hill” was told in an antiquated syntax that made each sentence disjointed and hard to read. Since I think reading for pleasure should not be overly difficult, I was about to close the book on page 9, but decided to give it a few more minutes. While the book allegedly expanded upon actual events of a witch hunt, by page 40, the story just wasn’t that interesting, and I found myself anything but eager to continue reading.