Fear the Drowning Deep
Soon, villagers are vanishing in ...more
That’s right, I’m a sucker for everything witch-related.
Which is why I wanted to cry when I realized it wasn’t going to be a main focus. Bouhouhouhouh.
It’s not about Morag or Bridey’s apprenticeship. For the record, at first it’s more of a magical realism theme that is being presented than a head-on ‘‘magic’’ one so, consequently, Br ...more
A massive case of insta-love killed this book. Prepare for SPOILERS and sea monsters. Ah, kidding, there's no sea monsters, just the one called insta-love that gutted this book.
So, what Fear the Drowning Deep is basically about:
There was a girl and she hated and feared the water, because her granddad jumped off the cliff before her eyes. The girl wanted to go far far away from the sea. The girl had a best friend. She liked him a lot. They even kissed once. One day the girl saw a body washed ashore, a boy - beautiful bbook.So,
Bridey was great because she wasn't a skilled fighter but just a normal girl who found strength from her own courage. She was fierce and protective over her family and I adored that. Morag was another of my favorite characters, such a feisty old woman! Oh, and let ...more
Beware spoilers ahead!
I received this E-ARC from the author and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I am also participating in the Sunday Street Team.
I had heard about this book through Twitter. Quite a few people were talking about it but at the time it didn't catch my eye. It wasn't until I got the sign up form for the street team that I considered reading it.
Now I suppose because I didn't really care much for Fear the ...more
Fear the Drowning Deep brings to life a culturally rich setting that I've never read about; I truly loved reading and learning about the Isle of Man! Sarah seamlesslfor?Fear ...more
“Nothing from the ocean is meant to survive on land forever.”
Satisfaction. I adored the resolution of this book. It’s not a perfect happily-ever-after (HEA) and that makes ME so very, very happy. I’m a disgruntled, hard-hearted porcupine when it comes to love, and while I like endings with hope, only rarely do I completely get behind a tidy little HEA. FtDD has a very hopeful ending, but one that could go several different ways. I loved that.
It took me awhile to warm up to Bridey, I’ll be honest.that.forever.”Bookworm!*~“Nothing ...more
“Maybe some wonder what’s in the deep, far beyond their reach, but none of them know, and they never will.”
Set in an isolated island? YEEES!! ✔
Witch? YES, YES, YES! ✔
Terrifying sea monsters? OHH FREAKING YES! ✔
Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh is screaming perfection. Perfect setting, perfect characters, well-executed plot, beautiful and excellent writing. What else I or/> ...more
First thing you need to know about this book: the atmosphere is incredible. Like, I could feel the eerie, unsettling vibe of a sea town in distress. The story is set in 1913, which totally adds to the ambience- obviously no one can call for help, transportation is minimal, etc. It created a sense of urgency and isolation, and I loved it so much!
The setting was obviously perfect for strange disappearances at sea. Bridey is all too familiar with this, since she lost her ...more
2.5 stars. Fear the Drowning Deep explores a beautiful mythology and history, one that I've never personally seen explored in fiction. The year is 1913, the setting is the Isle of Man, a beautiful island in the Irish Sea. Fishing is a big part of their economy, but something in the water has been driving away the fish. And people are disappearing over the cliffs without a trace.
There's something in the water.
You know, I was going to put a gif here. Something creepy / stalkery of something ...more
Sixteen year old Bridey has been afraid of the ocean ever since her grandfather willingly plunged to his death when she was a little girl. It doesn’t help at all that her father’s a fisherman and lives on the Isle of Man, which is entirely surrounded by water. But ever since that horrible day, Bridey wants nothing more than to run away from the sea to somewhere, anywhere not surrounded by w ...more
Author: Sarah Glenn Marsh
Publisher: Sky Pony Press, 2016
Genre: YA Fantasy, YA Historical Fiction, YA Paranormal
**I received a copy of this book free from Edelweiss and the Publisher in exchange for an honest review**
This review can be found on my My Blog, TeacherofYA's Tumblr, or my Goodreads page
Immediately, the writing style sucked me in. I’m someone who goes on and on about writing style, but to me it really does make a big difference as to whether or not I’ll be able to enjoy the novel. I read this one in ...more
From this first page I knew that Fear the Drowning Deep would be unique. With a twist of witchcraft and mythology, Fear the Drowning Deep is charming, thrilling, and just gorgeous. The writing is what I loved most about it. The lush detailed descriptions interwoven throughout the book made me look at my writing and thought, how mundane.
One thing that I found surprising was the history incorporated in this book. The ending is open to interpretation. ...more
This is one fantasy not to be missed.
I also adore the main character Bridey, to determined to protect her loved ones and her home in spite of her fears and her dreams of ...more
Of course, the witch is an odd elderly woman, despised by the town, but in reality a good friend for young Bridey. And Bridey is different from her neighbours too, so its a lesson about being different successfully.
It’s also about choosing for the future--at the book’s begin ...more
My complaint, though, lies within the romance. I didn't like how fast it happened... It felt too soon. I also wish that Bridey's best friends played more of a role in the story.
Other than that, I liked how Marsh wrote! She wove magic and sea creatures into an amazing story, created a main character who w ...more
I'm enjoying this very much, but I'm SO behind on ARCs that I've decided to remove all non-ARCs from my current reads. 😂 I'll definitely be picking it back up ASAP!
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