Are you looking for new teen supernatural books? The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw incorporates witches, soul possession, mystery, and romance that leaves readers spooked late into the night. This book is perfect for Salem, MA lovers.
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A Book Review of The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
Powerful Women Are Always A Threat
For centuries the three Swan sisters have haunted the town of Sparrow in feminist yet sadistic revenge for their unlawful drownings as allegedly seductive witches. Each year as summer washes in, the vengeful sisters return. What havoc do they cause: Creepily, the possession of teenage girls’ bodies and luring unsuspecting boys out to sea—permanently.
Partly viewed as a coincidental myth, Swan Season has malformed into a spectator sport for both locals and tourists alike. Don’t ask. That seems just CRAZY to me. I love visiting Salem during Halloween and all, but no one is drowning EVERY YEAR.
This summer is no different, and power and danger lie within humanity’s innate fear. Every day is a modern witch-hunt. Trust no one, including our narrator and her group of friends. Add into the plot, Bo, a handsome and mysterious stranger arriving at the start of Swan season. Penny Talbot, a 17-year-old whose life has not been easy, entrances Bo. Her father has been missing and presumed dead for years. Her brokenhearted mother steeps in depression just like the tea leaves she used to read. Although Swan season is brief, everyone ensnared in small town Sparrow must stay alert and pray that they come out alive, including Bo.
Why You Will Stay Up All Night For This Title:
A fast-paced, keep you up all night, eerie read, The Wicked Deep is on the radar for best reads from B&N and Goodreads, rightfully so. I could not put down this title. The narrative wraps its ghostly fingers around readers’ already weary minds and calls into question every character introduced. When you look in the mirror, whom do you see?
Mystery, suspense, and romance ground this book. Although a young adult read, The Wicked Deep is perfect for teens and adults. There are minor references to sex and underage drinking (by American standards). If you love ghostly witch stories, Hocus Pocus, or Salem, MA, this book is for you.
I would like to thank NetGalley and Simon Pulse for providing me with a free ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw [Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing/Simon Pulse 2018]
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Horror, and Mystery; Witches
Learn more about Shea Ernshaw here.
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