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Can you believe it's November already? This year has just flown by. And while fall is my absolute favorite time of the year, it's also my busiest time — plus, I decided to do NaNoWriMo as well so I could finally finish a project I've been working on forever, which is why I've been lacking in new releases and just posting in general the last couple of weeks. I know, excuses, excuses.
Anyway, I thought I'd ease back in with a new Waiting on Wednesday pick: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw. Reading the synopsis, I feel like this book was kind of written just for me? I mean, probably not, but like... I really, really love Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic (the movie more so than the book, I must admit).
And I really, really love witches and witchery in fiction (and real life too, I must admit as well). And there are sisters, which I also love to read about. And revenge. And generational curses. And a hint of deadly siren, perhaps? And a beautiful cover.
Oh yes, this book was definitely written for me. Take a look...
The Wicked Deep
YA | Paranormal | Fantasy | Witches
Release Date: March 6, 2018
Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic meets the Salem Witch trials in this haunting story about three sisters on a quest for revenge—and how love may be the only thing powerful enough to stop them.
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 Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.
Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes 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.