The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Rating: 4/5

Love is an enchantress—devious and wild. It sneaks up behind you, soft and gentle and quiet, just before it slits your throat.”

The Wicked Deep tells the story of three sisters, all witches being sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were thrown into the river to drown. But the sisters would have the last laugh as every summer, the witches invade the small town where they steal the bodies of the three weak hearted little girls who will lure unsuspecting boys into the harbor and pulling them under. For seventeen year old Penny Talbot, she has accepted her fate and is prepared to have her body stolen but when a young boy by the name of Bo Carter comes into town unaware of what lies ahead of them. Soon, the townspeople start to turn on one another due to mistrust and lies as death comes calling to those who cannot resist the sisters. Penny must make a harrowing choice, to save herself or Bo.

Well this was a pretty fast and enjoyable read. The pacing for it is medium and I didn’t feel like it was too rushed or going to slowly at any part of the book. The characters especially Penny and Bo are likeable and relatable and well written so that’s good because when you can’t invest in characters because of the lack of development, it makes it harder to get through the book. I absolutely loved the premise of the book and how the plot was executed and the writing was good, not too poetic or flowery but good enough that things flowed together really well and helped further the plot. An enjoyable and quick read so check it out if you want!

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