The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

The Wicked Deep

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 Tal...

Details The Wicked Deep

TitleThe Wicked Deep
Release DateMar 6th, 2018
PublisherSimon Pulse
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Witches

Reviews The Wicked Deep

  • Lola Reviewer
    3.5 stars. This is the story of three long-dead witches who come back every summer in the bodies of Sparrow girls to drown boys and the only girl in town who may be able to lift the curse. This is an exquisitely atmospheric book. The subject matter is, of course, dark, but the way the author presents the town and its curse feels almost magical. Even though such a curse pertains to the fantasy world and is therefore not a realistic element, I beli...
  • Carrie
    Two centuries ago in the small town of Sparrow three sisters were accused of being witches and put to death. The residents of the town tied stones to their ankles and drowned them in the deep waters that surrounded the town. Each years since their deaths the sisters have returned to the small town for a period of a couple of weeks to seek their revenge upon the town by inhabiting the bodies of local young women to tempt the young men of the town ...
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    About: The Wicked Deep is a young adult fantasy written by Shea Ernshaw. It will be published on 3/6/18 by Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, paranormal, witches, and fiction. This book is intended for readers ages 14 and up, grades 9 and up. My Experience: I started reading The Wicked Deep on 11/10/17 and finished it on 11/15/17. This book has a fantastic love story! I like the mystery to...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    3.5 stars. This was quite a fun book and I'm always up for a witchy tale. But parts of it really annoyed me (like the insta love). Still, I definitely think it's worth the read. It's quite atmospheric and I enjoyed the writing style a lot. There were a few twists I didn't see coming which kept me wanting to read to the end.
  • Bitchin' Reads
    I am sitting at work, having just finished the final pages of The Wicked Deep, and I'm having a hard time mentally slipping back into reality. My mind is stuck in this book, this wonderful and mysterious book. I cannot escape fictional Sparrow, Oregon.I think I'm bewitched by the Swan sisters' tale, Bo, and Penny. SOS.
  • Brittney Andrews (beabookworm)
    The witches are back. And there's hell to pay. Although Marguerite, Aurora, and Hazel Swan were drowned many moons ago, these wicked sisters still come back every summer to haunt the little town of Sparrow. A town where their souls will forever be rooted because this is the town that took their lives.These young women were accused of practicing witchcraft and drowned to death, and as long as their souls still haunt the waters surrounding Sparro...
  • Stacee
    3.5 starsI love books about witches and had seen so many people talking about this book, so I was pretty excited to read it. I loved Penny and Bo. There are several other characters, but I don’t want to go into details because spoilers. The relationships are one of the best parts of this story. Plot wise, it was just okay. I was expecting a lot of tension that wasn’t there and at times, the atmosphere felt forced. The build up is slow and the...
  • Fafa's Book Corner
    Mini review: DNFI received this e-arc via Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was looking forward to reading this. I love witches in books. So I had my hopes high. Unfortunately I felt nothing while reading this. For me personally this book lacked atmosphere. The writing certainly didn’t help. I felt that the author was trying to force feeling on you. It simply didn’t feel natural. A book like this requires that. I...
  • Hannah
    Thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I knew I was going to love this. I have always been really interested in the witch trials and although the trials themselves don’t feature heavily within the book, it was still great. It was spooky and mysterious and I could not put it down (I read this book in one day, that does not happen very often.) The three witches are what I lo...
  • TheYALibrarian
    ARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Rating 5 Stars!!!!ONCE AGAIN THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS (mine pretty much all do but still warning you again)Yes you did not read it wrong I rated a book five stars. That is a rarity and there will be plenty of reasons why for this book impressed me so much and grabbed me by the throat and wouldn't let go until I finished the last page.I'll admit I'm still a little in sho...
  • Andrea
    I really liked this.The Wicked Deep takes place in a small town in Oregon named Sparrow. Every year on June 1 three sisters come back from the dead and inhabit the bodies of three teenage girls. In 1883 the Swan sisters were accused of being witches and thrown into the ocean to drown. Every year because of this they seduce the boys in the town and then drown them as revenge for being murdered by the town over 200 years ago. Our main character Pen...
  • Angel Erin
    2018-02-16 you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a free ebook copy of The Wicked Deep By: Shea Ernshaw in exchange for an honest review. I had a hard time getting into The Wicked Deep. The beginning is so slow, the characters are blah, and the atmosphere felt so forced. I decided to keep reading anyway because I was intrigued to find out what happened to Penny's dad, more about the witches, and what w...
  • Kayleigh Brindley
    This book was NOT what I expected....but in the best possible way.The book intrigued me from the start, witches, a centuries old curse and a little town called Sparrow - sounds perfect right?This book dragged me under really quickly. The story was quick paced and addictive. It sort of got under my skin in that I couldn't stop thinking about it even when I wasn't reading it. If I'd had the time I'd probably have devoured this in one sitting. What ...
  • Alissa
    I won an ARC through a Goodreads Giveaway! Definitely add this to your TBR shelves! Please see my SPOILER FREE review featured on Diva Reads!
  • Aneta Bak
    Another summer spent in Sparrow means that another three girls will be possessed by three sisters that were murdered 200 years ago, and with the reawakening of the sisters comes a lot of teenage boys that mysteriously drown. Penny wants nothing to do with the whole legend, but it isn’t something she can truly control. When Bo arrives to town, Penny takes him to her island home to save him from sleeping on the beach, with a mutual agreement that...
  • Lauren
    Love is an enchantress - devious and wild. It sneaks up behind you, soft and gentle and quiet, just before it slits your throat. - page 177, eARC Hocus Pocus, Pratical Magic, and the Salem Witch trials?! I was sold before I even finished the first sentence of the synopsis. As the glowing reviews poured in and the gorgeous cover was revealed, my anticipation and excitement reached record levels, making The Wicked Deep one of most anticipated debut...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    I received an eARC for an honest review. so thoroughly enjoyed this book! I have never been actually able to read an eBook completely but this book...I ran through it in under 5 hours! I could not put it down.Between almost each chapter, we get a little bit of information about three sisters, named Marguerite, Aurora, and Hazel, that are living in Oregon in the early 1800s. I loved these sections as they r...
  • Adrienne Young
    TBR alert: I got to read an ARC of THE WICKED DEEP and I am so excited to see this one hit shelves! Two hundred years ago, the people of Sparrow tied stones around the feet of three sisters and sank them in the harbor for suspected witchcraft. Every June, they return from the dark waters and take their revenge. I was absolutely in love with this atmospheric setting and a foggy YA mystery is exactly what I needed. Add in the secrets and twists and...
  • Paula Stokes
    Here's my official blurb:"The Wicked Deep has both teeth and heart. It's a mystery and a ghost story and a love story, all woven together with evocative prose and unforgettable settings. This is the perfect book to curl up with on a rainy night, when the swirling mists and dancing shadows make the ghosts and magic leap off the pages. Prepare to be bewitched."Full disclosure: I know Shea from a writing event in Oregon that we both attended and fro...
  • Jay G
    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: you to the publisher and Shea for sending me an early copy in exchange for my honest review!Two centuries ago, three sisters were drowned in the harbour after being accused of witchery. Each year, on the summer solstice, the Swan sisters return to the town to seek revenge by taking the bodies of three girls and luring the boys of S...
  • S.M. Parker
    THIS BEAUTY OF A BOOK!!!!!!!! Ahhhhhhh! The Wicked Deep is stunning and magical and deeply haunting. I feel so lucky that I got a sneak peek at this book. I'm breathless from the beauty of the words, the haunting ache of love and the gorgeously rich tale of witches, revenge, redemption and sacrifice. The author creates a thickly rich coastal town with residents unable to escape a centuries old curse. The Swan sisters were drowned two hundred year...
  • Jessica
    I loved this so much I blurbed it! THE WICKED DEEP is eerie and enchanting. I was thoroughly under the spell of the Swan Sisters, and utterly captivated by Shea Earnshaw's gorgeous, haunting debut.(I mean...two centuries ago the town of Sparrow drowned three sisters for being witches. Now, every summer, the Swan Sisters return, inhabit the bodies of teen girls, lure boys into the ocean, and drown them as revenge. This is an amazing premise. The a...
  • Amber Smith
    This book!!! I just finished reading last night and I honestly haven't been able to stop thinking about it since - the magical coastal setting, the memorable, relatable, flawed, and human characters. And the story itself, so richly layered and beautifully woven, historical and contemporary, all at the same time...and with such exquisite, gorgeous writing. But it is more than just a scary story, it has depth and substance. It's not only about magi...
  • Riddhi Mazumder
    Witches?Revenge?Southern gothic vibes?Dark scenes?Dead rising?Practical Magic meets Hocus Pocus?Yowsa!Can't wait to get my hands on this one.