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The Wicked Deep
The Wicked Deep | Shea Ernshaw
Two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery in the small coastal town of Sparrow. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding 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 harbour and pulling them under. Out beyond the bay, Penny Talbot lives with her mother on Lumiere Island. Penny, like many locals, has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters' return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives. He is looking for work and a place to stay, unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into. Penny warns him, she tries to persuade him to leave, but like many outsiders, he doesnt believe there is danger hidden beneath the waves. Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect the other of hiding secrets. And death will come 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.
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Pigpen_Reads
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Thank you @mklong I loved seeing the lavender when I opened my box. It smells amazing! I'm so excited about these books and the hiking book. I can't wait to explore my area! I've already found a place for the garland (my bookshlef) and the picture. Love the quote! I'm also excited about the bulbs! Can't wait to see them bloom :)

@sprainedbrain @Chrissyreadit
#SpringEquinoxSwap #SES

mklong I‘m so glad you like it! I had fun shopping for you! 2mo
sprainedbrain What a gorgeous package! 💕 2mo
Chrissyreadit 💚😍💛😍💚 2mo
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persephone1408
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Well, that was quick...but I just couldn't put it down! I happened upon this book at the library, and had to get it cause it was so beautiful (with the stars and moons I'm obsessed with). When I started it, I was freaking cause I share a birthday with the Swan sisters! Lol It is dark and beautiful which is exactly how I like it! I give it 5/5✨

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LibraryCin
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I really enjoyed this! It was not even on my radar, except that it fit a monthly challenge. Primarily the story was set in current day with Penny and Bo, but there were flashbacks to tell the Swan sisters story, as well.

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MartinaLove
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And we continue with the readathon. 📚👻🐈‍⬛📖

Linsy Cute little puppers 😍 7mo
MartinaLove @Linsy Thank you!!! The black one name is Shane. He's 14 years old. The white one is Presley. He's 9. Romy is 7 years old. They're such a joy! ❤ 7mo
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MartinaLove
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Since I still can't decide which one to read. I'll be doing my own little 48 hours marathon reading these books. 📚
I'm on vacation so I wanted to do something fun and stay up until my eyes can't stays open anymore to read. 👀😴

BrittanyReads Have fun! I enjoyed The Wicked Deep and the Ware! 8mo
MartinaLove @BrittanyReads The Wicked Deep is the first one I started my readathon with. :) 8mo
BrittanyReads I hope you love it! 🌛 8mo
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DarkMina
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Eggs Cover Love 🌜🌙 9mo
persephone1408 I just finished this book and I absolutely LOVED it! Oan: the Swan sisters and I share a birthday hehe 4mo
DarkMina @persephone1408 Interesting you share the same birthday. I loved it as well. 4mo
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abookdragonsretreat
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Dark eerie atmosphere, lots of mystery. World building+descriptions were well written+poetic. Like Penny+her down to earth attitude+ her secret (Can't say because of spoilers!)The romance was so good+Bo was super dreamy. Loved the tragic love story with one of the sisters. The book reminded me of Hocus Pocus+Jennifer's Body. Love the snippets of history about Sparrow. Loved the huge plot twists but did predict most. The ending was so fitting.

GondorGirl I really enjoyed this one, though not quite as much a Winterwood. She does an amazing job of making the location a character in her books! 10mo
abookdragonsretreat @GondorGirl This is the first book I've read from this author, I'll have to add Winterwood to my TBR😍 10mo
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abookdragonsretreat
The Wicked Deep | Shea Ernshaw

"Perhaps we all have some oddity, some strangeness we keep hidden along out edges, things we see that we can't explain, things we wish for, things we run from."

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Moonprismpower
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Christie! @TheLudicReader I am sending you a letter but forgot to explain casewrap! Casewrap binding is a style of hardcover where paper or cloth is printed and then wrapped onto the cases that make up the hardcover itself. They are glued on, unlike a dust jacket. Usually it has a design and can include the information a dustjacket does without the need for a dustjacket. Ernshaw‘s book has a hidden casewrap beneath the dustjacket. 🙂 #litsylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🤩 11mo
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erank58
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This was the perfect read for a cold, rainy, peaceful Memorial Day weekend at the shore.

I just adore Shea Ernshaw's writing--atmosphereic, poetic, and revealing only just enough. I can look past the insta-love and other tropes, because the Ernshaw's writing alone is enough to drag me in. This is what I like to see in my YA!

Not quite 5 stars like Winterwood, but a solid 4.5 for me ⭐

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tracey38
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Finished this book today. While I felt the story was a bit predictable, I did love the atmosphere. Two centuries ago, three sisters were killed by drowning, thought to be witches. Then every summer since, they come back, taking over the bodies of three girls and the boys of the town of Sparrow are not safe. This year, a boy named Bo comes to town and Penny feels a need to keep him safe. But they are both keeping secrets.

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tracey38
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About 2/3 of the way through this one. Love the book under the dust jacket, too. This has been on my tbr pile for way too long. A good, quick, and intriguing read so far.

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Lucy_Anywhere
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#TBRPile 📚 Two centuries ago, in the small, isolated town of Sparrow, 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 from the depths, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them down to their watery deaths...

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dariazeoli
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I‘m posting one book per day from my ever-increasing TBR. No description. No explanation. Just books to read. Join the fun if you want.

Day 29.

#fromthetbrstacks

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Emma_PK
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I absolutely loved the atmosphere of this book. It had a very Salem-like, haunting vibe, mixed with something more modern but still believable. It felt like Twilight mixed with The Craft/Practical Magic (I know they are movies). I liked the descriptive elements - the writer at times had a poetic approach that allowed a chilling, Halloween like atmosphere to permeate the book - in a reassuringly traditional way. A great winter fireside book.

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amber_ldsmom
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4/5 🌟
Although predictable, I really loved the writing and the beautiful imagery. Ernshaw did an awesome job setting the somber and ominous tone. Great spooky read!

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Jadams1776
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Another tale of gossipy small towns becoming cursed because they don‘t like outsiders. Sigh, will they never learn? +16 #TeamHarkness #Scarathlon2020 #Screamathon2020

This was also my October #BookSpin. #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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Jadams1776
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Yesterday was not a great reading day. I only put in 1 hour for the #LittenListen and 6 hours overall. I‘m still working on the tagged book, but I‘m almost there. +431 #TeamHarkness #Scarathlon2020 #Screamathon2020 #OutstandingOctober #October20in4 #BookSpinBingo #TrickorTreadathon #Thrilloween #AnUnfortunateReadathon #Supernaturalathon #SpooksandTea

Andrew65 That‘s still a very good total 👏👏👏 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2y
Bookgoil Doing amazing!!! 2y
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Jadams1776
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I fell asleep before I posted my points update for yesterday. I read 4 hours for #LittenListen and 5 hours overall. I also watched Ghostbusters (2016) for +5 #TeamHarkness #Scarathlon2020 #BookSpinBingo #Screamathon2020 #TrickorTreadathon #October20in4 #48hrReadathon #Thrilloween #Sbooktober #AnUnfortunateReadathon #Supernaturalathon #SpooksandTea

Bookgoil Great job!!! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Great progress!! 2y
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Quill_Cadence
The Wicked Deep | Shea Ernshaw
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There is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. —Loren Eiseley

There is something peaceful with water, whether you gaze on it or float on it.

This book is about betrayal, selfishness, jealousy, forgiveness and love.

“I told you that love is like falling, like drowning. This will be the same. I just have to let go.” - Hazel Swan

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Lucy_Anywhere
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#TBRPile Day 30 📚Hocus Pocus meets Practical Magic meets the Salem witch trials in this YA fantasy that sounds perfect for Halloween 🎃

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DustyPages
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Panpan

Oh man... what can I say about this book except that I hated EVERY SINGLE PAGE. Like seriously this was the most underwhelming predictable cliché ridden book I might have ever ever read and there is not a single likable character for me.

I use to see nothing but good things about this book and I'm like did I read the wrong book or.... the only reason I didn't DNF it is I was reading it for a readathon and as a buddy read.

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BookishGirl06
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Finished this last night and just remembered to post a review for it. It was pretty good and a bit chilling. I kind of saw the twist coming but I didn‘t mind too much. I really like the atmosphere of this book. I love that cover so much.

thebookmagpie I loved this book! So atmospheric. 2y
Centique What a beautiful cover! 2y
Gillyreads Really enjoyed this book 2y
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BookishGirl06
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The sisters arrived in Sparrow, Oregon, in 1822 aboard a fur trading ship named the Lady Astor, which sank later that year in the harbor just beyond the cape. #firstlinefridays

KyrstinElizabeth If not for the second-worst mistake of Grace Healey‘s life, she never would have found the suitcase. #TheLostGirlsofParis 2y
Jeg She waited on the step until Josephine was out of sight , then closed the door behind her. #sorryforthedead 2y
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BookishGirl06
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Pretty underneath too 😊

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BookishGirl06
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It‘s such a pretty cover

maich 😍😍😍 2y
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Kirstensbooks
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A captivating read that was haunting, magical and beautiful. A story about sacrifice, love, and revenge. A powerful tale littered with outstanding imagery of a cursed seaside town.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Loved It!!!

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AuthorJensenReed
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Literally my favorite color. I've even used that description before

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Littlewolf1
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Last book of my OWLS magical readathon, and the last YA book I‘m reading for April. Loved the sleepy little town setting that you could feel, and the basis of the storyline. There were some aspect of the story that I could‘ve lived without, but all in all a pretty good book. #owls #magical readathon #yaapril #youngadult #buddyreads #overbookedclubed

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BubotheReader
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I‘ve not been thrown by a twist in a while, so that really pleased me in this book. She got me! What a cool story about witches—it felt new, fresh, intriguing. I really liked her characters and the way the magic worked. The plot was perfect. I loved the writing. The atmosphere was everything I could have wanted in a witchy book by the sea. The logic was strong. All-in-all, an enjoyable witch book perfect for a stormy night.

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BubotheReader
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I might love him. And it has tilted my universe off center, the frayed edges of my life starting to unravel. Loving someone is dangerous. It gives you something to lose.

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BubotheReader
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But how do you let your self unravel in front of someone, knowing your armor is the only thing keeping you safe? So I don‘t say anything. I keep my heart hidden deep and dark in my chest.

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BubotheReader
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He sees the same thing in me: a chasm of secrets so deep and wide and unending that it bleeds from me like sweat. We both carry it. A mark on our skin, a brand burned into flesh from the weight of our past. Perhaps only those with similar scars can recognize it in others. The fear rimming our eyes.

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BubotheReader
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Sometimes I feel just like that hull: scarred and dented and left to rust since he vanished somewhere out at sea.

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KristiAhlers
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This was a quick and entertaining read. Strong YA with enough mystery and intrigue to keep you turning the pages.

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mariaku21
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I don't know where to start with this.⁠

On the one hand, I loved the story of the Swan sisters - 3 siblings who come back every summer using the young girls from the town through the means of a curse to do so, was a great way to create characters, tone, and setting and amp up the world building and keep me intrigued.⁠

On the other hand, I didn't care for the romance once it was presented. I just felt that it was forced 🤷‍♀️

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cinestress
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Maybe I am reading too much YA lately because I am catching on to the story way before it is told in many of them lately, but I still liked this one a lot. The myth is intriguing.

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Carolhreads
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4!stars interesting plot, new ideas, mysterious, some predictable twists, creepy villains, ya, Halloween vibe.

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Carolhreads
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Starting

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MoonWitch94
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Oh My Goodness!!! Thank you so much, @SauerPatch for these goodies! You picked great books 📚 and I love the scarf 🧣 I cannot wait to read these. 🧡💛❄️ #LitsyLove #winterswap ❄️Special thank you to Misty & Christine for putting this swap together ❄️

TheBookHippie 💟💟 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 2y
SauerPatch I‘m so happy you like it all! (I loved the cover of The Wicked Deep!) I haven‘t opened mine yet because I‘m saving it for after my littles are asleep. 😴🤗 2y
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lahousewyfe
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Eerie and suspenseful. This story of three ghosts set on revenge for two hundred years settles in and doesn't let you go. A love story I won't forget very soon.

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Lovesbooks87
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This book gave me major Hocus Pocus vibes. The Swan Sister were drowned 200 years ago on their birthday. For 200 years the sisters come back on June 1 to steal 3 girls bodies and seek revenge towns boys by drowning them. When Bo comes to town he has no idea what goes on in this town for three weeks. Penny is determined that he won‘t be one of the sisters victims. This book kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I loved it!

Lovesbooks87 3rd completed book in the #24b4monday readathon. 3y
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lost.in.a.book
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Just finished this book up; and surprisingly, I really enjoyed it. It's magical, whimsical, and simplistic.
🌙🌙🌙🌙

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kylienoele
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I swear @GypsyKat is the best person ever!! I love getting to do Halloween exchanges with friends! These are just the books, bookmarks, and stickies, she sent so much more!!!

GypsyKat Love you, woman! 💖🖤💖🖤💖 3y
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VioletBramble
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#screamathonphotochallenge
#murder

Three sister witches were put to death by drowning by the people of their town. Every summer they return, possess three girls from town, and drag young men from town into the water.
I‘m looking forward to reading this one.

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Mrs_Organized_Chaos
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I picked this up on a whim at the library. It is pretty good. I read 75% of it yesterday.

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BookwormAHN
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Thank you so much @SamHeartCoffee This was so sweet of you. I'll add this to my #scarathlon pile 👻

SamHeartCoffee You‘re welcome! Enjoy! 😻😺 3y
rather_be_reading loved that one! 3y
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cleoh
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 7!

seven covers in seven days, no explanation!
tag someone new each day!

if you haven‘t joined in the fun yet, or want to do another round, consider yourself tagged! 💕

jenniferw88 I'm going to do another round! 3y
cleoh @jenniferw88 I think I will too eventually! 3y
Centique That‘s gorgeous! 3y
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Insightsintobooks
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Perfect for fall!! I'm not really a huge fan of YA unless it comes to anything witchy or magical that is!

#kindledeals #kindledeal #ebooksale

allureofbeauty Grabbed it myself earlier. 3y
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MeganMadsen
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Pretty standard teen/YA supernatural romance. It‘s a fun read, but nothing earth shattering about it. Also, you‘ll see the twist coming from a mile away.