Welcome to my first Sunday Street Team post! I was beyond excited to participate in the tour for Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh. Check out my review of the book!Fear the Drowning Deep
by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Published by Sky Pony Press Release date : October 11th, 2016
Genres: Historical, Mythology, Young Adult
Source: The Publisher | Format: eARC
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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 The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
As a self proclaimed cover snob, I have no qualms admitting that this cover caught my eye. It promises a chilling, eerie read and guess what? The pages within delivered!
I love a good small town setting – but add in an eerie back drop of sea monsters, dead bodies in a historical setting? Sign me up. Fear the Drowning Deep is an addicting read from start to finish, and I couldn’t get enough.
I’m a character driven person – so I love it when I not only adore the main character, I come to admire them as well. Bridey is strong, loving, and even though she is looked down upon by the town for her outlandish “stories,” she continuous fights for them. I admired that about her. One could easily say, “the heck with you!” and just go about their day and protect only the ones they love. She has such tremendous growth as a person, and that above all is what I loved most. I also loved that her family played such a significant role in the story. They’re a tight knit bunch. In addition, there are close friendships as well. I just loved seeing all the relationships present shown in a positive light.
There is also a romance, and while I did like it; it’s sweet, romantic moments put a smile on my face, I felt it was the weakest relationship in the story. Both Fynn and Bridey fall hard and fast, and there aspects to their relationship that were predictable. However, that didn’t hinder my overall enjoyment of the book. And that ending! <3
With the eerie setting, mysterious happenings and strong relationships, Fear the Drowning Deep will be a hit among many. I highly recommend it!
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- Have you read Fear the Drowning Keep? If so, what did you think?
- If not, does it sound like something you’d enjoy?
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