Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Publication Date : 11 October 2016
Blurb from Goodreads :
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.
Cover Page: It’s awesome. You can’t tell what’s its all about. It creates a mystery.
Plot: I really liked the plot. It had everything,
- Sea Monsters
“And with the melody came the unmistakable sound of water slapping against the rocks far below us, slowly eroding the foundation of Port Coire and everything I loved.”
“Nothing from the ocean is meant to survive on land forever.”
Overall: I have read books with mermaids/man but never ever have I read with this mythical sea monsters. Well, I know about them from mystical books but not from a YA. I was already caught in it just after reading only four pages. It has that mesmerizing narration and beautiful description will make you read till end. While we are at it I didn’t liked the ending. No, I’m not a happy ending lover but it still broke me.
I was little distracted when Fynn exposed the truth to Birdy. It seemed fast and so out of the blue, I thought it didn’t match there and should’ve been somewhere else in later. That’s the only thing. Overall this is an awesome read. 😉
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