Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

Sea Witch

Everyone knows what happens in the end.A mermaid, a prince, a true love’s kiss.But before that young siren’s tale, there were three friends.One feared, one royal, and one already dead.~~~~~~~~~~Ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. A freak. A curse. A witch. A girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears offshore and, though the girl denies it, Evie is convinced that her best friend...

Details Sea Witch

TitleSea Witch
Release DateJul 31st, 2018
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
GenreFantasy, Retellings, Young Adult, Mythology, Mermaids

Reviews Sea Witch

  • Emily May
    The sea is a fickle witch. She is just as likely to bestow a kiss as to steal the breath from your lips. 3 1/2 stars. I gave myself a bit of a headache trying to rate this book. Parts of it were 2 stars, other parts 4/4.5, so in the end I've settled on this. But I will say one thing: this book is probably not what you are expecting. I hope it can find the right readers.It's really a question of how much patience you have. And how easily you can s...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    I wasn’t sure about this when I first started reading it, but I’m so glad I carried on! Around the 40pg mark, I became hooked on the plot. It ended up being hard to put down. Very unique take on the classic story of The Little Mermaid. I think people are going to enjoy this one!
  • Hamad
    You can find this review and other non-spoilery reviews @ The Book PrescriptionActual Rating: 3.5 stars“IT’S A PERFECT NIGHT FOR BURNING WITCHES.”🌟 I learned to go into books without high expectations because the end result will be better whatever it is. But The little mermaid retelling? I am lying if I say that I didn’t raise up the bar a bit!🌟 I recently read To kill a kingdom and that book was very good, it is getting much attent...
  • Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
    I was really torn about this book. I didn’t LOVE it but it kept me entertained and intrigued enough to push through until the end. It was the last hundred pages or so that really made this book great. Besides that, it probably would’ve been a solid 2/5 stars for me.I am a HUGE mermaid fan. I love everything and anything mermaid and The Little Mermaid is and always will be my favorite fairytale. That being said, my expectations were very high ...
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    ♦ Video Review ♦Sea Witch is one of those books that grew on me more and more with every page that I read.I started it with excitement because I love The Little Mermaid and Ursula as a villain but also some hesitation because villain origin stories can be repetitive and unoriginal. But what I got out of Sea Witch was incredibly special! "I could tell her that it's like the tang of summer wine and the sound of arrival bells as a new ship doc...
  • Natalie Monroe
    “Magic was barter—the right words, actions, potions for the right result.” Well, that was... unexpected. Sea Witch is marketed as a villain origin story, namely the sea witch from The Little Mermaid. Being the weird kid in the murder corner, I eagerly requested on Edelweiss, thinking it'd be a dark and transgressive retelling along the lines of Marissa Meyer's Heartless or Fairest. What I got instead was a quiet, rather literary novel about...
  • Sara
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Sea Witch follows the story of Evie, a twelve year old girl drawn to the dark powers of the sea after the tragic drowning of her best friend Anna. We follow Evie on her journey from girl to young woman, wrapped up in the exploits of her two love interests, as she meets a mysterious young woman by the shore who looks just like her former best friend, and becomes determined to mak...
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    When I saw that this was Ursula's story before The Little Mermaid, I knew I had to request it (I also ordered a book box with it).  I love anything with mermaids and The Little Mermaid is a favorite.This book really surprised me.  I'm not sure what I really expected, but I really liked this one a lot.Evie is a poor girl with two best friends above her class.  Anna and Nik.  Nik is a prince and really shouldn't be playing with Evie, but his fa...
  • Laura
    An origin story for The Little Mermaid’s villain Ursula? Yes, please! I can’t help but have a special place in my heart for Ursula because that’s what I was almost named. Of course, the famous Disney movie came out in ‘89, and in the classic tale, the sea witch did not have a name. So the urge to name me Ursula was purely a German thing and thankfully it wasn’t my name because in elementary school, kids would’ve had a field day with t...
  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
    Actual Rating: 3.5 Thank you Edelweiss and Katherine Tegen books for sending me a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. "The sea is a fickle witch. She is just as likely to bestow a kiss as to steal the breath from your lips." Urusla is possibly one of my favorite villains, and finding out that this was a Little Mermaid/Ursula retelling just got me extra excited to get my hands on this book.The start of this book seemed inte...
  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    RATING: 2/5e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest reviewDNF-ed at 37% :(Ever since her best friend, Anna, died, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. Hiding her talents, mourning her loss, drowning in her guilt. Then a girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears offshore, and the two girls catch the eyes of two charming princes. Suddenly, Evie feels like she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever aft...
  • Amanda
    OMG A VILLAIN ORIGIN STORY ABOUT URSULA!! **I received an ARC from HarperCollins Canada in exchange for honest review**First things first, Ursula is one of my fave Disney villains so I knew I needed this book in my life! This is a unique take on the little mermaid with a rich story of loss,friendship, love and of course revenge. I found the beginning a bit slow but after the first half the pace really picks up. I am a big fan of morally grey char...
  • Daughter of the Book City
    Buddy Read with the loveliest Hamad.-----------------------------------------DNF @ 39%Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for providing an advanced reader's copy of Sea Witch by Sarah Henning. All opinions are my own and as honest as they can be."The sea is a fickle witch. She is just as likely to bestow a kiss as to steal the breath from your lips."This book is just a whole mess. I have been anticipating to read it since it was announced, and ...
  • Anissa (FairyLoot)
    What a great read! I really enjoyed this.
  • Ellen Gail
    "That little witch will be the death of you if you're not careful." First 2/3: 1.5 starsLast 1/3: 4 starsA very, VERY slow start to what is eventually a good book.Sea Witch was not what I was expecting. And chances are it's not what you're expecting either. The synopsis promises an Ursula retelling / origin story / mermaid tale, and it's not wrong. But at the same time it's a rich historical tale, focusing on love, friendship, secrets, the ocean,...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    3.5 Stars “The sea is a fickle witch. She is just as likely to bestow a kiss as to steal the breath from your lips. Beautiful and cruel, and every glimmering wrinkle in between. Filling our bellies and our coffers when she is generous. Cooly watching as we don black and add tears to her waters when she is wicked. Only the tide follows her moods - giving and taking at the same salty rate. Still, she is more than our witch - she is our queen.”...
  • Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
    MY RATING: 3/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.I was super excited to read this book as it was described as a retelling of the popular tale of Little Mermaid from the perspective of Ursula which sounded super cool. It wasn't really a retelling of the Little Mermaid to be honest but a story based on what other reviewers have told me on actual history. From other reviewers, I understood that certain kingdo...
  • beth
    Rating - 2.5 stars. Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review This was one of my most anticipated reads of 2018. It sounded similar to ‘To Kill A Kingdom’ which was one of my favourite reads so far this year. However, I really didn’t enjoy this. There was literally no plot until 70% through the book and the ending didn’t make up for that. I’m so disappointed :(Full revi...
  • Bee {Quite the Novel Idea}
    Quite the Novel Idea ~ Novel InkI know, I know! First book I write a proper review for in months and it's one that's still months away. How dare I, honestly? But you see, I was always a big fan of the fairy tale (and it's Disney movie version) The Little Mermaid. In fact, the Disney movie was my favorite one for years when I was a child. So I HAD to read this book the moment I got a copy. I was so eager to read a twist on the famous tale that wou...
  • Sarah Henning
    I absolutely loved writing this book and I hope all of you enjoy it as well! I've been blown away by the amount of support this book has received from booksellers (ABA Indies Introduce!) and early readers—I really couldn't ask for more.That said, I wanted to give a little something back to you darling readers, so please see the space below for preorder prize pack details and a list of my Sea Witch-related events.XOXO,SarahPreorder:Everyone who ...