Book Review|The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

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

This book gave me some feelings.

It’s certainly not a bad thing. This isn’t a negative review in any sense of the word. But this book messed with my mood intensely.

So, first off, a little background here. I’m what you would consider weird. It’s almost as if my emotions are impacted by everything I watch, read, see, or the people I’m around. My mom used to call me a mood vampire (looking it up now, I think she didn’t really know what that term meant) but essentially she just meant that I’m really sensitive to the moods and emotions of people or things around me and tend to emulate them. It’s why I tend to gravitate towards romance, fluff and really happy people.

So this book being so creepy in such a wonderful way made me spend the entire day with this eerie creeped out feeling and looking over my shoulder. Of course I spent the day at home, alone and locked in my office. So that probably didn’t help.

I honestly loved this book. The atmosphere was wonderful and creepy and dark. I loved Penny and Bo, and all of the other characters. Even the sisters. I love how the author threw in chapters about the sisters here and there so you could understand exactly what happened to them and why.

So the big plot twist, I kind of guessed it before it happened. It was done in seriously the best way possible. I just literally trusted nothing about this book so I assumed that literally the worse was going to happen.

Yeah, Shea.. this book. It messed me up.

Thanks for the nightmares.

If you love creepy as hell stories that aren’t necessarily horror or actually scary, check this out. You won’t regret it. Or you will when you can’t sleep.


Yeah, I’m going to go read something fluffy AF now.

5 Stars
Until next time,

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19 thoughts on “Book Review|The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

  1. I just heard about this book and thought it sounded like a good read. Your review made it sound worthwhile, but it’s a shame you guessed the plot twist.

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  2. Great review! About absorbing the moods, I think you might be an empath or a hypersensitive person? Sorry for butting in, but that’s what you get with a psychology major. (totally can relate to your situation, though)
    Now onto the review, I really liked it, this book has been on my radar for a while now and I can’t wait to read it myself, it sounds so creepy and the idea is so original. Can’t wait. ❤

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    1. I’m pretty sure I’m an empath. I’ve read up on it and just based off of things that have happened in my life, it just seems that overly aware/sensitive of changes in people’s moods

      Not butting in at all! I actually find it’s interesting


  3. I loved the gif of the dog! I love it! I have this in my wishlist somewhere and I cannot believe that such a beautiful cover such dark powers haha I haven’t read anything to give me nightmares! :O I will keep it in the wish list :3

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