Friday, October 18, 2019

My Thoughts: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
The Wicked Deep
by Shea Ernshaw
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Publication Date: March 6th, 2018
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781481497343
Genre: Young Adult | Paranormal | Witches
Source: Own

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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. (Goodreads)

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw has been on my TBR for quite some time now, and it sounded like the absolute perfect book to put on my Halloween TBR this month. Having just finished the book, I am so glad that I did!

I put this book on my TBR because it sounded like the perfect witchy read for Halloween this year. I don’t feel like I’ve read nearly enough books with witches for the storyline, and I was excited to finally have the chance to read one. The storyline for this book definitely has the witchy vibe to it, but it also felt a little like a ghost/haunting storyline as well, which was interesting! Though there were a few parts in the book that were a little slow to get through, it still managed to hold my attention, and also threw me a few surprises that I didn’t expect!

I also have to say that I really loved the setting for the book. A small, coastal town that is haunted every year by the three sisters that were sentenced to death for witchcraft?? The perfect place, right? The descriptions of the setting were perfect. I loved this creepy little town.

There are some really interesting characters in the book as well, but I was most fascinated by the actual three sisters themselves. Parts of the story are told from their perspectives, and I think that I loved those parts the most. The main character, Penny, also had an interesting story, as did Bo, the mysterious love interest in the book.

Overall; I’m so glad I decided to read The Wicked Deep for Halloween this year! It was a quick, creepy read, and was a perfect read to get me in the mood for Halloween. I’m definitely interested in checking out more books by Shea Ernshaw in the future, including her newest upcoming release, Winterwood, which is set to release this November!

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