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Sea Witch
Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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NicoleCeBallos
Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Mehso-so

There's one fairytale retelling that I can never pass up, Ursula's origin story. I've no idea why. Maybe I just like a villainess. This story was fine. I would've liked to see her using her powers more or wrecking vengeance on the people who tried to kill her. It was a nice read, but I'll most likely have forgotten it in a year.

Shley9225 There is a sequel too, just so you know. Probably has more vengeance and power-using in that one 18h
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hyperashley
Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Pickpick

5⭐'s. I absolutely loved this book!! I was surprised by how much I liked it. I never gave much thought to Ursala in The Little mermaid. I can't wait for book 2.

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AbbaZabba02
Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
Mehso-so

Book 49 of the year, finished June 27, audio

An interesting origin story for The Little Mermaid. Seems to go off of the original story rather than the Disney version. Probably won't reread, but it was enjoyable.

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ulrichyumiodd
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Mehso-so

I had a hard time getting into this novel. The third-person narration of certain chapters can be confusing - I mixed Iker and Nik‘s POVs at least once. The characters sometimes show immaturity in ridiculous ways. I would have liked a darker tone, as I could not quite relate to the tragic events of the past or those to come: I could not feel Evie‘s emotions, be it pain or joy, for most of the book. It was a bland read. (But look at that cover! ❤️)

Shley9225 One of my favourite covers ever. The eyes! They glow!! 2mo
ulrichyumiodd @Shley9225 I totally judged the book by its cover and expected it to be a new favorite, haha. (edited) 2mo
Shley9225 @ulrichyumiodd So will you be reading the sequel when it comes out? 2mo
ulrichyumiodd @Shley9225 I doubt I will. Perhaps if I find it at a good price, just by curiosity. In the end, it wasn‘t a book for me, despite the gorgeous cover. 2mo
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GivenLemons
Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Pickpick

I read this on a day and barely put it down! A fantastic fairytale with a truly concrete sense of place and a cast of sympathetic characters. It was wonderful.

BooknerdsLife Sounds interesting! Just have to add to my never ending TBR 😆 2mo
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xxjenadanxx
Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Pickpick

Fairytale retellings are hit or miss, but for me this one is a BIG HIT. The story pulled me in from the first sentence and kept me there until the very end. I know that there is a sequel coming but I don‘t think it‘s needed, this book was perfect as a stand-alone. These aren‘t the mermaids of your childhood!

IheartYA Have you read A Curse so Dark and Lonely? It's phenomenal.. 2mo
jb72 I have this on my TBR list for sure. 2mo
xxjenadanxx @IheartYA not yet, I actually JUST added it to my list yesterday! I plan to tackle it soon! 2mo
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xxjenadanxx @jb72 definitely give it a go, it was really great. 2mo
xxjenadanxx @Sweetdgabe87 this one :) 2mo
Sweetdgabe87 Thanks @xxjenadanxx 😍😍 2mo
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kaysworld1
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Another hold came in from the library I am so excited to read this book.
Sea witch by Sarah Henning

#librarybooks #library #mermaids #reading #books #catsoflitsy #rudi 🐈😍📚

RadicalReader Adorable kitty what‘s its name? 4mo
kaysworld1 @RadicalReader His name is Rudi 🐈 4mo
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ulrichyumiodd
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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My first book sleeve. I love it!
Made by FabricBound on Etsy.

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ulrichyumiodd
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Kit wants my attention this morning! Not reading a lot because of Camp NaNoWriMo this month, but I still keep my book close by, just in case!

Erofan 😻 4mo
rretzler Awww 😻 4mo
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Seekingtardis
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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My #BooksAndBeverage is actually a book and dessert of strawberry short cake supplied by my amazing husband!! It‘s so nummy! And this book has fully hooked me!! #springintoreading @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

vkois88 Omg that looks fantastic 4mo
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Seekingtardis
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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I‘m having a Harry Potter movie marathon weekend. The Harry 1-8 then the Newt 1&2. I‘ll have some pauses for reading the tagged book and maybe some naps!! It‘s been a long tiring week and I‘m not getting out of bed till Monday!! Also I NEEEEED this necklace!!

litenthusiast That necklace is adorable! 5mo
Eyelit Omg so much fun!! 5mo
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Bookartbookmarks
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Giving this another go! What are you guys currently reading?

wordzie Among others but focusing on this one 5mo
DGRachel Gah! I LOVE that bookmark! 🐙🐙🐙 5mo
398.2 I started this one and put it down. I was just thinking about trying to go back to it. 5mo
BooksAndTea97 Such a pretty picture, I'm in love with the bookmark 🐙. I am currently reading 5mo
BlameJennyJane Wow wow wow! 5mo
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sparrowssavvy
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Pickpick

I am a sucker for anything to do with mermaids or water. And this cover is so gorgeous, so I naturally had to get this book. I really enjoyed the story although I wanted a bit more overall from it. More depth, more ambience and more magic. That said, I still really liked the story and the characters. I'm curious to see where the second book will go as this felt like a standalone to me.

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stephothebesto
Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Current read

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Shley9225
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
Pickpick

I really enjoyed this retelling :) Sometimes it‘s hard to go into a novel you know is going to end sad (and boy did this one pull on the heartstrings at the very end) but I absolutely loved it. And also, the physical cover for this book is absolutely gorgeous. Her purple eyes absolutely GLOW and I‘m sorry but it‘s totally worth it to read this just so you can look at that every day. Great debut.

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Bookgoil
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Pickpick

I actually listened to this one on audio and really loved it. I‘m a big fan of tales related to but not technically retelling a fairy tale. The author did a great job on the characters and overall feel of this book! Really enjoyed it! #audiobook #fairytale

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rjsthumbelina
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Mehso-so

This one had some redeeming qualities, but not a lot. I liked Evie a fair amount, and I also liked her relationships with both the boys. I also thought the flashbacks were used effectively. I wasn't a fan of the way she used the setting - it was there, and it was an important part of the story, but it didn't feel magical at all. Most of the townspeople were annoying. I also didn't like the epilogue and the way it resolved. #audiobook via #scribd

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BritanyA
Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️: Ursula‘s story from the Little Mermaid. Felt a bit repetitive and unoriginal but I love that story so much that I did enjoy this, just not overly so.

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rachelspelledwrong
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Pickpick

I went into this book not knowing it was the origin story for the sea witch from the little mermaid, I really didn't look at the cover, I was just looking for an ocean story. This book took my breath away and shook me up. I wasn't prepared for a sad ended and it hit me hard.

Shley9225 Omg right that ending was killer I was SO SAD 😭😭😭 7mo
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Zil
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
Pickpick

This was a Christmas gift from my kids. It was a good read with some interesting twists.

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Lindsbooklover93
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Mehso-so

Hi everyone! I finished my first book in 2019. This was a fun story to read. It's about the Sea Witch. I really felt bad for the main character. I got a little distracted in this book. I gave this book 3 stars. #paperwhite #library #bookgeek #booklover #bookholic #litsy #kindle #kindlefire

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Craftylikefox
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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@Wonderwoman89 thank you so much!!! This should be a fun one!! #kindlitsy ☺️

Wonderwoman89 Oooh yea it finally came through. That was tough 8mo
tracey38 Sounds like a good one. 8mo
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HeatherBlue
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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First day of winter break AND it‘s Yule! 💙 trying to finish my book while wrapped in my mermaid blanket 🧜🏼‍♀️

gradcat Ack! You‘re a mermaid 🧜🏾‍♀️! I want to be one, too!! 8mo
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TheBookKeepers
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Pickpick

Between a 3 & 4 star review. This was a fun read. I don‘t think the world building was phenomenal & characters could have been flushed out a bit more & sometimes felt cliched. BUT, the ending was shockingly spectacular. I liked the dark twists & certain parts left me with my jaw open. I love when authors surprise me. If you like YA & don‘t mind common YA flaws + enjoy fairy tale retellings then I think you‘d enjoy this book!

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TheBookKeepers
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Sitting on our porch reading & listening to the thunderstorm. Love the sound of the rain as my background noise. Im enjoying this one but don‘t know if I love it yet... we will see. Gotta finish it this weekend befor its due back to the library 😬. Anyone else guilty of keeping their library books as long as possible?

Allydanielle88 I'm guilty of it too. I also get far too many at a time to be able to finish. 🙈 8mo
TheBookKeepers Yesss I have no self control lol @Allydanielle88 I have 3 others due as well...but I was able to renew those LOL! Someone‘s gotta hold on this beauty 8mo
catebutler Can‘t wait to hear your final verdict in this one. And yes, I definitely try to renew as many times as I can, when I borrow from the library. I‘m bad about pushing it too! 8mo
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tdrosebud I can get up to 3 renewals on books if there isn't another hold, and sometimes I'll use them all. I just finished this book yesterday. I found it a bit slow at times, but I liked it and found the ending interesting. 8mo
inthegreensandblues I just got an email that I have a 30 cent late fine. Whoopsie! 8mo
TheBookKeepers @catebutler I still have about 100 pages left, eager to see how the author wraps the story up. I‘ll definitely let you know my final thoughts! 8mo
TheBookKeepers @tdrosebud SAME!! I only got to use 1/3 renewals on this one bc someone put it on hold haha! That‘s good to know! I‘m very curious to see how it all sums up 8mo
TheBookKeepers @inthegreensandblues haha I feel you 😂! 8mo
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tdrosebud
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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My December #TBR . It is subject to change and I'm sure I won't get to them all, but we'll see as anything can happen.
#seasonsreadings @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome looking stack!!! 📚💗❤️ 9mo
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mydearwatson
Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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The ebook of _Sea Witch_ is on sale, if anyone is interested!
#mermaid #discount #ebook #ya #fantasy

MommyOfTwo Sounds good 9mo
mydearwatson @MommyOfTwo It was really fun! Better than I expected. 9mo
SassyBookworm This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing! 🤓❤️ 9mo
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vkois88 😱😱😱😱 why am I so broke?!?!?!? Oh wait, I got other books yesterday 😑 9mo
mydearwatson @vkois88 I get that! I read this through Overdrive/Libby 😊. (edited) 9mo
vkois88 I'll have to look again to see if my library got it in. It wasn't listed last time I looked 9mo
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LittleMummyMe
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Pickpick

I found this book a bit slow to start.
I did enjoy it. The story mainly tells the story of the Sea Witch from The Little Mermaid before she became the sea witch and the events that turn her into the sea witch.
If you like retellings do give this a try.

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Vreyes
Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
Pickpick

I loved this retelling. It had lots of magic and even love involved and how it all turned out was very well done!

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Nitpickyabouttrains
Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Oh my gosh, @AmyG thank you so much for the awesome #hocuspocusswap gifts! The books all look amazing! I love the Poe pins (and their pun). I already hung out the tea towel and ate some of the chocolate!

AmyG So happy you like everything. Happy Halloween! 10mo
JoScho @AmyG like that Pez! Great minds think alike! 😊🧡 10mo
rather_be_reading 😍😍🎃🎃 ty for participating! 10mo
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Nitpickyabouttrains
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Mehso-so

A retelling of the little mermaid. Some cool magic and a little bit of an explanation. Mostly I liked it. But toward the last quarter of the book there was a bit of a twist that made no sense with the plot and information I already had.

Butterflyamore The cover is awesome. 11mo
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Meeko93
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Pickpick

The Sea Witch was a fantastic story and I truly loved it. I watched the Little Mermaid today before I finished it and I wanted to add my Ursula mini pop to the picture as well as the other book which is in another series 🐙📚🌊🧜‍♀️

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Nessavamusic
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Yay thank you to my sender for the #fallingforfallswap! @Avanders thank you again for organizing! Loving all of the books and other goodies!

Chrissyreadit There should have been little notes with the boxes- were they missing? I typed in notecards...😢 11mo
Chrissyreadit I pulled the Books off your Goodreads link- hope they are still TBR‘s for you! 11mo
Nessavamusic Sadly no notes, Amazon can fail at notes being included, but the yes thank you they were all off of my list! 11mo
Avanders ❤️🧡💛🎃🍁🍂😍 11mo
monalyisha “Practical Magic” is THE BEST! 🔮💖😍🖤 11mo
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Meeko93
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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I just started this book the other day and I love it so far ❤📚🐚🦑🌊

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MirrorMask
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Mystery
Tea
Bookmarks, mugs, socks journals, pens
Skittles, gummy worms, sour patch kids
Witchy
Socks and shirts (medium)
This is my first swap

#SpookySwaps #WitchPleaseSwap #HocusPocusSwap @BBL4nkensh1p

Bamazin Socks are seriously the best 11mo
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ralexist
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Pickpick

A retelling of The Little Mermaid, this doesn't focus on the Ariel character but rather on Ursula, the Sea Witch. I've read a few retellings before but I really really enjoyed this one because it felt more like an original legend. Like something that exists before Disney gets its hands on it. If you enjoyed the book Wicked, this may be right up your alley. Definitely pick this up if you can.

RaimeyGallant I love the premise. 11mo
TheBookKeepers Ahhh I too love retellings & havent read any about Ursula! Crossing my fingers I get this one in the witch please swap! 11mo
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IheartYA
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Panpan

High hopes dashed on this hot mess. I was confused often. The writing style was borderline mediocre, character development flat, pacing unbalanced, and littered with useless details. Flawed to the point of an eminent trashing, and I do not enjoy trashing books. World building was almost OK. I struggled to finish and wish I hadn't.
SO MUCH POTENTIAL!

LibrarianRyan Oh dang I just bought this. 11mo
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coffeecocktailsandbooks
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Pickpick

Fun reimagining of the Little Mermaid. Some how added a Little Mermaid retelling and Ursula origin story along with being fairly original.

If you‘re a fan of retellings, definitely give this one a read!

4 🌟

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MystGalaxyBooks
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Here is a beautiful tale that blends and twists the unique elements of an origin story and a retelling into one. While Henning‘s novel subtly incorporates many elements from Hans Christian Andersen‘s “The Little Mermaid," she twists and molds these details into new shapes that form a story that takes on a life of its own and sweetly whispers notes of love, betrayal, and tragedy into your ear. Billie Fulford-Brown did a splendid job." - Constance

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BookishRedhead
Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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So pretty

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thewallflower0707
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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I finished #TheSeaWitch by #SarahHenning yesterday. I expected a dark backstory of the famous tale The Little Mermaid and for the last 40 pages, that‘s what I got. Unfortunately it had a very slow beginning, where it mostly focuses on teen romance and boys, so I‘m giving this book only ⭐️⭐️⭐️,5 Stars. #youngadult #fantasy #cover

julesG I had such high hopes for this one. 12mo
thewallflower0707 @julesG it‘s slow, but most of all it depends on your expectations. I 12mo
julesG Okay. Will approach it with lower expectations then 12mo
Avanders That cover though! 🧜🏽‍♀️ 12mo
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Bookartbookmarks
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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🐙Q: If you were a magical creature what would you want to be?
🐙I would obviously love to be a mermaid or even a werewolf. Maybe a vampire. So many to chose from. Depending on mood. If I had to choose I‘d say a werewolf! 🐺🤷‍♀️
🐙I have not read this gorgeous book yet, but I‘m so looking forward to it. I received this book in a giveaway.

Dhanya2277 It's soo gorgeous 💕💕 12mo
robinb Beautiful bookmark! ❤️ 12mo
Eggs Pretty 12mo
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JazzFeathers Wow! That's a stunning cover 12mo
Velvetfur That book sounds amazing, from the synopsis! I want to read it - stacked!! 12mo
Bookartbookmarks @Dhanya2277 the cover is just amazing!! 11mo
Bookartbookmarks @robinb thank you! 11mo
Bookartbookmarks @Eggs ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
Bookartbookmarks @JazzFeathers I know right?! 11mo
Bookartbookmarks @Velvetfur I‘m so excited to read it. My tbr is way too big right now. I just have to dig in. 11mo
Velvetfur @Bookartbookmarks I will look forward to your review of it! 😀 11mo
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KED18
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Pickpick

I loved this book! Such a different take on The Little Mermaid! It has always been my favorite Disney Princess! I loved all the references in it to the original. I feel like it was left open for a second one and I hope there is one!!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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MonthlyBookClub
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Hi again!!
How's it going we are now at hour 12!!!
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For this check-in lets see your favorite book cover!!! Take a picture or screenshot to show us!! 😍
Share this graphic with the hashtags
#summerlovinreadathon
#TellEveryBookworm2
For an entry into the giveaway!

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GondorGirl
Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Before she took the mermaid's voice,
she gave up her own heart.

TheBookKeepers Oh this looks juicy!! Seems like a perfect fall read! Thanks for sharing 12mo
GondorGirl @TheBookKeepers I'm a third of the way through and really enjoying it so far. I love when villain backstory is not what you'd expect! 12mo
TheBookKeepers Same! I‘m a sucker for a fairy tale retelling especially from a villain POV 12mo
LazyLibrary I'm excited to read this! 12mo
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mskayla07
The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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I think it‘s somewhere between a 3.5 and 4 Stars
What I liked:
*the writing style
* The historical side to the story with enough fantasy elements to be familiar with the original tale.
* Evie, Nik, Annamette and Iker were all interesting characters and I liked Evie and Nik‘s relationship/friendship
* The plot twist/reveal
What I didn‘t like
* The flashbacks were a little confusing
* The ending was really really sad. Like, Unexpectedly sad.

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