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

  • Emma Giordano
    2.5 Stars. Unfortunately, I did not love this book as much as I wanted to.CW: murder, drowning, suicideThere is one thing I absolutely loved about this book: the atmosphere. I made a fantastic choice in listening to the audiobook – the narrator added to the story in the best way. The chilling, spooky setting of this recluse town with a magical history kept me engaged even when I did not care for the characters and plot. This book was pitched as...
  • Melanie
    “It starts as a low croon that rolls in with the tide, a sound so faint it might just be the wind blowing through the clapboard shutters, through the portholes of docked fishing boats, and into narrow cracks along sagging doorways. But after the first night, the harmony of voices become undeniable. An enchanting hymn sailing over the water’s surface, cool and soft and alluring. The Swan sisters have awakened.” Friends, if you’re looking ...
  • Lola
    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...
  • Katerina
    Melancholic, eerie and deeply atmospheric!Sparrow, Oregon. 1823.The Lady Astor arrives in the gloomy town of Sparrow, carrying the Swan sisters. Exotic, elegant and sensual, Marguerite, Aurora and Hazel Swan rattle the foundations of the close-knit society with their numerous dalliances and scandalous affairs with men that are not available. Whispers about potions and hexes become cries and screams, and the town of Sparrow finds them guilty of wi...
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    Two centuries ago three sisters were drowned in the harbor off Sparrow Island after being charged with witchcraft. Ever since then during the Swan Season, a period of time between June 1st and the end of the month, the three sisters return to the island by claiming the body of three young girls. With those bodies, the sisters each lure a boy to their death, exacting revenge on the town that murdered them. The town has become a tourist destination...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    So I’ve been tossing back and forth all day between a 4 and a 5 over this one, so I think I’m just gonna be that guy and go with a 4.5. I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. This was the most beautiful and atmospheric book I’ve read in ages. The setting of this book was PERFECTION and I want 383738251929 books set here, STAT. I will say though, the reason that I was hmmmming so much over my rating is because I saw everything coming in this one. Nothin...
  • Sabrina The Trash Queen
    “This is how they do it—how the sisters are freed from their brackish grave. They steal three bodies and make them their own. And this season, they do it swiftly.” => THIS BOOK DID NOT DISAPPOINT!I was in a mood for a book that had witches and a good plot and this book was exactly it.The story was so original!I LOVED IT.It starts a bit slow but after the first 4 chapter the story begins and awesome stars to happen. For me the best part of t...
  • Alana • thebookishchick
    “Love is an enchantress—devious and wild. It sneaks up behind you, soft and gentle and quiet, just before it slits your throat.” This book was SO much fun.First of all, you need to understand if you say the word witches I am sold. No questions asked, I want the book. Now, add three sisters accused of witchcraft who come back for revenge *ahem, Hocus Pocus vibes anyone?* and I am so sold there is no possible way I could dislike this book. Ye...
  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestDo not be fooled by the quotes people are using in their reviews for this book. Those quotes will make you think that you are going to get a dark and twisted and impactful story about magic and revenge. I think this book wanted to be about those things, but what THE WICKED DEEP actually ended up being was on par with what you'd get if you'd asked Stephenie Meyer to rewrite The Craft.The Swan ...
  • 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 ...
  • Grace (BURTSBOOKS)
    This read like a wicked sort of fairy tale - beautifully gruesome and so atmospheric it's almost like you're there in the small island town. I was changing my mind about this up until the very end because every time I was sure about something there would be another reveal that changed everything - 100% unique. Full review to come.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
    4.5/5 I can't believe I read this whole thing in one afternoon! This is the first time in a long time that I've read a whole book in a day and it feels amazing! I honestly enjoyed this more than I thought I was going toIt was so interesting, imaginative, enchanting, atmospheric and spooky and I was hooked from the start. It was so addictive to read, and I just didn't want to do anything else until I'd finished itIt was such a marvellous book, and...
  • shady boots | #WatchPOSE
    --4.5 stars--I deadass just finished this book in one sitting. It was a short and very addictive read, thoroughly enjoyable. I really loved the concept and the atmospheric nature of the setting. I also noticed a lot of interesting commentary in this book, like how the "witches" were basically unfortunate victims of slut-shaming, and how this curse that was tied with their deaths became pretty much a spectacle for the town. Like, the citizens, as ...
  • Ronak Gajjar
    "Love is an enchantress—devious and wild.It sneaks up behind you, soft and gentle and quiet, just before it slits your throat."This wasn’t much wicked though! I beg to differ certainly. Well, what are the chances? Of course another love story! *Sighs* I thought for once it will be all witchy juju which will allure me off but this love story:Okay, beyond sarcasm it was awful! Concept: 1.50/5.0Execution: 2.25/5.0 Characters Bespoken: 2.25 /5.0W...
  • Nasom
    Full review “Love is an enchantress — devious and wild. It sneaks up behind you, soft and gentle and quiet, just before it slits your throat” Plot : Three sisters accused of being witches centuries ago, for their ability to easily seduce married men, were drowned in a town called sparrow. Because of what was done to them, every year for three weeks starting in June 1st until the summer solstice, they possess three bodies of girls in the t...
  • Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)
    OMG OMG, I'm not sure how to start with this review, this book is INCREDIBLE. So long ago I didn't read a book that made me feel that way, as full of feelings, I feel like my heart is going to explode or something like that lol. I'm certainly in love with this book, it's so atmospheric that you can really feel yourself inside it, I'm impressed5/5 StarsYou can find this one and more of my reviews on my blog A Book. A Thought. The book focuses on t...
  • 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...
  • bran (brandonthebookaddict)
    Love is an enchantress-- devious and wild.It sneaks up behind you, soft and gentle and quiet, just before it slits your throat. Well goddamn this book took me by surprise. I read and finished this book roughly a week ago. I was so conflicted on how I felt about it, that I couldn't formulate a proper review or even rate it. But now, sitting on these thoughts and how this book made me feel, I don't think I'll ever come to a concrete conclusion. Bu...
  • Kristen
    I cannot believe how good this was! I feel like the wind was just knocked out of me. I'm speechless! Please let this become a movie! Please let this become a movie! Please let this become a movie! *clicks my ruby slippers together as many times as it takes*I'm going to try to settle down here for a second so that I can try to form a somewhat coherent review. Bear with me. lolThe writing in this book was STUNNING! There were so many times when I w...
  • Anja
    *4 ATMOSPHERIC STARS* “Love is an enchantress—devious and wild. It sneaks up behind you, soft and gentle and quiet, just before it slits your throat.” The writing was excuisite, the story was unique, the ending was beautiful. I loved it all!BUT! I saw most of the plot twists coming from a mile away. That however was not my biggest turnoff because everything was really well executed until the very end and managed to keep me invested. It was...
  • 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.
  • Kayla Dawn
    Love story was a bit too much for me and it happend a little too fast but other than that I really enjoyed it. The story itself is quite unique. I liked the writing style. Metaphors might have been a little over the top sometimes but some were really beautiful. The twist was a little obvious but that didn't bug me that much. It was still really interesting. I'm torn about the ending though. I technically loved it but especially the last few sente...
  • Sepani
    I loved the book from its beginning to the end. The writing skills are so perfect and captivating. This book is a real page turner; I didn’t have a single thought about where Hazel was all this time. Simply, both the story line and the cover are gorgeous.
  • Amy Leigh
    This book was amazing! It did have a Hocus Pocus vibe but without all the humor. You can feel the magic radiating when you first start reading. It focuses more around Penny and Bo and wondering how to stop the sisters. I thought the author did a great job of keeping the reader on your toes. I also loved that the backstory of the Swan Sisters is included a little bit at a time at the beginning of each chapter or two. Very enjoyable read!Penny is s...
  • Kaya
    I'm too lazy to copy and paste and format, so here's the link to my mini review of this book: https://afictionalbookworm.wordpress....*****************************************Why didn't y'all tell me this would be so good, and SO HEARTBREAKING?!?!RTC
  • ✨Brithanie
    3.5/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐.5Favorite Quotes:"Once a Swan sister has whispered into your ear, promised the touch of her skin, you can't resist her. She will lure you into the water then pull you under until the life spills out of you.""Perhaps we all have some oddity, some strangeness we keep hidden along our edges, things we see that we can't explain, things we wish for, things we run from.""Love is an enchantress- devious and wild. It sneaks up behin...
  • ambsreads
    READ MY REVIEW FOR THE WICKED DEEP ON MY BLOG. CLICK HEREI went through a few different stages while reading The Wicked Deep. My first stage was immense interest, despite what I found to be mediocre writing I was super curious about the plot. Then the book hit a snag with the romance and I was suddenly guessing everything correctly, which led me to be incredibly bored. It makes this book incredibly difficult to talk about and it seems as if I’m...
  • Emer
    This book has offended me on so many levels. Bland AF. Insipid characters. I mean did the author actually forget to give anyone a uniquely identifying personality because she was so obsessed with creating this mysterious spooky atmosphere?? Well the atmosphere was bland AF too. I'm sorry, but where was the tension???? The plot was utterly predictable, practically signposted to each plot development. Also casually offensive. First up was the let's...