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SST October: Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh

Posted October 9, 2016 in blogtour, review / 1 Comment

SST October: Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn MarshFear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Published by Sky Pony Press on October 4th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: eARC
Pages: 304
Source: Edelweiss
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Witch’s apprentice Bridey Corkill has hated the ocean ever since she watched her granddad dive in and drown with a smile on his face. So when a dead girl rolls in with the tide in the summer of 1913, sixteen-year-old Bridey suspects that whatever compelled her granddad to leap into the sea has made its return to the Isle of Man.

Soon, villagers are vanishing in the night, but no one shares Bridey’s suspicions about the sea. No one but the island’s witch, who isn’t as frightening as she first appears, and the handsome dark-haired lad Bridey rescues from a grim and watery fate. The cause of the deep gashes in Fynn’s stomach and his lost memories are, like the recent disappearances, a mystery well-guarded by the sea. In exchange for saving his life, Fynn teaches Bridey to master her fear of the water — stealing her heart in the process.

Now, Bridey must work with the Isle’s eccentric witch and the boy she isn’t sure she can trust — because if she can’t uncover the truth about the ancient evil in the water, everyone she loves will walk into the sea, never to return.

I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Fear the Drowning Deep was an unexpected book for me, from its writing style to the amazing plot. This book was hauntingly good, and it captured my attention from the start till the very end. It described every single scene to the very last detail and this made me craft out the story inside my mind, and to me, that made it all the more haunting and spine-chilling. Don’t worry, you guys, this isn’t a horror book, but Fear the Drowning Deep dealt with some social issues that we’re pretty much familiar with, such as a human’s ignorance to opinions from people who are inferior to them.

Bridey, the main character, called out to me since the very first page because I felt like her character relates to every teenager out there. Brave, a little bit reckless, and being looked down upon, Bridey was the child in us. The one person who the adults would never take seriously. I mean, how many of us has tried to bring up an important issue with adult, be it your family member or anyone, and ended up being pushed aside with our “childish notions”?

That being said, I feel that everyone should give this book a try, whether it’s in your comfort zone or not. Everyone needs to read this book. Trust me, guys, YOU NEED TO. Fear the Drowning Deep is gorgeously written with lush details and I love the little bit of haunting-ness that Sarah has given to Isle of Man.

About Sarah Glenn Marsh

Sarah Glenn Marsh writes young adult novels and children’s picture books. An avid fantasy reader from the day her dad handed her a copy of The Hobbit and promised it would change her life, she’s been making up words and worlds ever since. She lives in Virginia with her husband and four rescued greyhounds. When she’s not writing, she’s often painting, or engaged in pursuits of the nerd variety from video games to tabletop adventures and dungeon crawls. Her work is represented by Christa Heschke of McIntosh and Otis. Visit her online at www.sarahglennmarsh.com.

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Blog Tour: The Possibility of Somewhere by Julia Day

Blog Tour: The Possibility of Somewhere by Julia Day
Posted September 9, 2016 in blogtour, review / 0 Comments

The Possibility of Somewhere was everything that I have always wanted in a book. It deals with racism and prejudice and oh my God, I cried so damn hard! SERIOUSLY, THIS BOOK IS REALLY GOOD I read it in one sitting. It was heartbreaking and yes, I knew I would cry before this book even reached its climax, because I could feel the emotions. The sadness, the joy, the heartbreaks, I could feel them all. I was emotionally invested in the characters, especially Eden. Eden was strong and modest in her own way. She always thinks the worst of herself […]

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SST August: All The Feels by Danika Stone | GIVEAWAY and Review

SST August: All The Feels by Danika Stone | GIVEAWAY and Review
Posted June 5, 2016 in blogtour, giveaway, review / 5 Comments

Review Okay. Omg. Okay, WOW. HAHA wow. Seriously? That was AMAZING. Like not super duper amazing, but still, pretty darn cool. I have never read a book that RELATES so much, maybe not to me, but to some friends that I know. If you’re the kind of geeky, fandom person who LOVES writing fanfics, and treat movie characters like they’re your best friend, then this book is for you. Refreshing, spontaneous, and just a whirlwind of awesomeness, this book is MADE for those kind of people. I’ve never really understood them, but I totally understand them now. The mood swings, […]

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Blog Tour: The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You | Guest Post

Blog Tour: The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You | Guest Post
Posted May 12, 2016 in blogtour, guest post / 0 Comments

Today, on the blog, we have Lily Anderson, the author of The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You. MAN, that title was a mouthful but I love it. I MEAN, HONESTLY, you’re worse than me. HAHAH jkjk. Anyway, so I managed to ask her WHY she wrote about comic books and genius kids, because truth be told, that wasn’t a popular topic when it comes to contemporary books. And here’s her answer: What made you write about comic books and genius kids? My first year as a school librarian, I had an eighth grade student who begrudgingly came to look for […]

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Blog Tour: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi | Review

Blog Tour: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi | Review
Posted April 30, 2016 in blogtour, review / 0 Comments

This book was genius and magical and all the beautiful things combined into one loveeeely package. I adoreeeee this book, and up till now, I’m still kinda sad that it’s over. The whole context behind the story was a little bit unfamiliar to me, as I’m not quite knowledgeable on its culture (Indian, I think?) but the first page in and I was hooked. Omg, the writing in this book was magical. Each sentence takes an emotion out of your being, and every emotion felt is so raw, be it happiness, heart break or just pure sadness. Each beautiful place was […]