The Wicked Deep

The Wicked Deep

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Three sisters, drowned as witches in Sparrow, Oregon, in the 1800s, return each summer for revenge but Penny, seventeen, is determined to stop them to save the boy she loves.
Publisher: New York :, Simon Pulse,, 2018
Edition: First Simon Pulse hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781481497343
1481497340
Characteristics: 310 pages

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Brittannia_a
Jul 16, 2018

"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.

This is a wickedly tragic story about murder, betrayal, loss, and forgiveness. It's a perfect cross between Hocus Pocus and Tuck Everlasting.

*quote is not from book. I also received an e-ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Goodreads Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2042707373?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

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kristenpfae
Jul 07, 2018

I loved the magical realism of this story! I did guess what was going to happen but as an avid reader I find it is hard to surprise me with many books. I found the story a perfect mix of creepy, lovable and funny! Overall, I really enjoyed the book!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jun 20, 2018

Where do I even start with this book? I laughed. I cried. And I still pine for MORE OF THIS STORY. Sort of like Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight meets Meg Cabot’s Mediator, this book has. It. All. The only things I did not like about this book are as follows;
1. It’s a standalone. I NEED MORE.
2. It was really sad. Like, more than the normal book-level sad. Like, PAINFULLY sad.

So basically, it is about this girl named Penny, and a boy named Bo but- actually, you can find out that part yourself. All you need to know is that there are 3 sisters who return every summer as ghosts to kill some boys for revenge. Lies and mistrust spread throughout their little town, until Penny can't even trust... herself. My review isn’t doing this book justice, but maybe you can do better than me. Read it and find out! @bookwormTAH of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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rnpudel
Apr 24, 2018

Such an atmospheric read! It's a page-turner for sure. I did have a couple issues with how the magical elements weren't completely fleshed out, but overall this is a good read.

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tracebroyles
Apr 18, 2018

One of the better teen books I’ve read in a long time. There is actually a plot, real conflict, and emotions that are not solely on the teen angst spectrum.

Cynthia_N Apr 13, 2018

I enjoyed the story of the Swan sisters. They were drowned as witches almost 200 years ago and they still haunt the town of Sparrow every summer when they take over the bodies of three teenagers and drown young men in revenge. Unique!

And I just read it is going to be made into a movie!

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