I received this book for free from Library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
Genres: YA, Paranormal
Published by Simon Pulse Pages: 308
on March 6, 2018
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Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow…
Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.
Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.
Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.
Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.
But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.
I have an old black-and-white photograph taken in the 1920s of a woman at a traveling circus floating in a massive tank filled with water, blond hair billowing around her head, legs hidden by a false mermaid’s fin made of metallic fabric and threads to look like scales.
Here is what I thought
There is a lot of hype about this one on booktube and so I had to check it out as it really did sound interesting. I didn’t like it as much as everyone else but I did find it to be interesting.
It’s about three sisters who were accused of being witches and drowned. Now every year for a week they inhabit the bodies of three girls from the town so they can seek their revenge. During this time the bodies of young boys are found drowned and everyone blames it on the curse of the town and the three Swan sisters.
Penny believes in the curse while others like her friend Rose doesn’t and when an outsider shows up she is determined to make sure he stays safe. Penny can believes because she can see who the sisters have inhabited and she knows they know and they want Bo the outsider she is trying to keep safe. Keeping him safe could cost her life.
I really feel that I can’t say more than that without giving to much away but it was interesting and I wasn’t completely engrossed in the story until the twist happened! I did really like this author’s writing style and the town of the book was very atmospheric and the writer really had a of writing that sort of sucked you in.
If you like stories like this then you will probably enjoy it and I would recommend it as I did enjoy it. I would give it about a 3.75 stars but will round it up to 4 as most places don’t let you put those kind of ratings on it…lol. 🙂 I also love that it’s a standalone novel!!