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
ISBN9781481497343
Author
Release DateMar 6th, 2018
PublisherSimon Pulse
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Witches
Rating

Reviews The Wicked Deep

  • Melanie
    2018-03-30
    “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 Reviewer
    2018-01-17
    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
    2018-04-25
    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...
  • Sabrina The Trash Queen
    2018-01-14
    “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...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    2018-04-19
    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...
  • Alana • thebookishchick
    2018-04-12
    “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...
  • Carrie
    2017-12-04
    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)
    2018-02-21
    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.
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    2017-11-15
    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)
    2018-04-15
    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...
  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    2018-04-29
    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 ...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    2017-06-29
    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.
  • Ronak Gajjar
    2018-04-14
    "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
    2018-03-15
    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.)
    2018-04-13
    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...
  • bran (brandonthebookaddict)
    2018-03-31
    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...
  • Brittney Andrews (beabookworm)
    2018-01-08
    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...
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    2018-04-08
    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...
  • Kristen
    2018-03-08
    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...
  • shady boots | #20gayteen
    2018-06-03
    --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 ...
  • Bitchin' Reads
    2018-02-08
    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
    2018-03-23
    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...
  • Amy Leigh
    2018-04-21
    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...
  • Amelia
    2018-04-17
    Although I did see the plot twist, I really enjoyed this book. I feel the plot twist is hinted in the lead up to the reveal, and that is probably why I saw it coming, but it doesn't change the way I feel. The writing was exquisite, the plot was amazing, and the character development was something I enjoyed seeing. Everything is rounded off nicely at the end, leaving me with all my questions answered. There is no doubt that this is one of the best...
  • joanna ☽
    2018-03-15
    We wait for death. We hold our breath. We know it's coming, and still we flinch when it claws at our throats and pulls us under. 3.75 stars for a haunting, beautifully written read. The Wicked Deep is the kind of book that you think about when you close your eyes on a long car journey -- the kind which evokes memories of gold-lettered 19th century perfumery signs on peeling black wood, of briny sea salt and white-tipped waves, of girls with flowi...
  • Stacee
    2018-02-08
    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
    2018-01-23
    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...
  • Paula Fowlkes Roussel
    2018-03-09
    SONG I LISTENED TO WHILE WRITING REVIEWI was so confused about my feelings for this book after I finished reading it. A part of me felt disappointed, but another part of me couldn't stop thinking about it. So I gave myself a few days to let everything sink in, and now I can say that I did enjoy this book, besides a few things that bothered me.The reason why I felt disappointed was because it wasn't exactly what I thought it would be. The synopsis...
  • ☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness
    2018-04-27
    It would have been 5 stars, I just wanted some things to go a little differently and they left me really conflicted but overall such a beautiful, captivating story. The Audiobook was fabulous and the writing... Oh my. Just gorgeous. 🖤P.S look at that cover!!! Isn't it one of the prettiest ever??
  • Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
    2018-03-29
    “This town was built on revenge...”I fell in love with this book from the very first book. I just loved the writing style and the way it was told. It's like reading an old folk lore tale that has been modernized over the years. This was chosen as a group read in April in my Facebook book group TBR and Beyond.The writing in this book is just beautiful, it's poetic without being pretentious. I didn't find it difficult to be transported immediat...