The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
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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.
What I thought
The Wicked Deep is a young adult witchy magical book. Two centuries ago the town of Sparrow put three sisters to death by drowning for witchcraft. Every summer since, these sisters have been seeking revenge on the town by inhabiting the bodies of young women and luring boys to their watery deaths. Penny a native of Sparrow has accepted the towns fate during what they call Swan season, beginning June 1st and runs until the summer solstice. This summer Bo unsuspectingly wonders into the town of Sparrow just before June 1st.
I absolutely loved this book it is beautiful inside and out. It was exactly what I needed to read at this time. I was pulled into this story and I did not want to put it down. The writing was just beautiful. I am going to end this with my favorite quote from this book.
“Love is an enchantress—devious and wild.
It sneaks up behind you, soft and gentle and quiet, just before it slits your throat.”