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Jan. 16th, 2019


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Title: Sea Witch (Sea Witch #1)
Author: Sarah Henning
Format: Epub
Rating: 2.5/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: January 14, 2019 to January 16, 2019
Book Summary: Everyone knows what happens in the end. A mermaid, a prince, a true love’s kiss. But before that young siren’s tale, there were three friends. One feared, one royal, and one already dead.

Ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. A freak. A curse. A witch.

A girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears offshore and, though the girl denies it, Evie is convinced that her best friend actually survived. That her own magic wasn’t so powerless after all. And, as the two girls catch the eyes—and hearts—of two charming princes, Evie believes that she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after.

But her new friend has secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad, or on two legs, unless Evie finds a way to help her. Now Evie will do anything to save her friend’s humanity, along with her prince’s heart—harnessing the power of her magic, her ocean, and her love until she discovers, too late, the truth of her bargain.
Book Review: -sighs-

What is it lately with YA becoming so incredibly boring and the characters as interesting as a board?

Please don't get me wrong I really enjoyed the history lesson given with this story but you can only put in so much before it drags the story to a slow crawl. And this is exactly what it did. I get it that since the story takes place in a part of actual history that there are to be lessons about the period, its people, and the land. This is always a given but having so much of it often takes away from the time of characters and plot that it drags the storyline.

Yes I get that witches were burned. But witches or anyone considered associated with magic were literally burned at the stake. Our center character has to keep her abilities a secret not only from her friends but the rest of her village or else she could suffer the same fate as those whom they celebrate burning at a yearly festival.

I know this is suppose to be a retelling of The Little Mermaid but it took what felt a long time to actually get to that part and even the ending was lackluster.

I hate being disappointed in YA books. Lately there has been some really big hits that have ended up becoming nothing more than big misses for me. :/ Maybe I am just in that sort of funk and all YA books have become like that. Maybe it is time to find another genre for awhile.

To those whom love The Little Mermaid will possbily love this retelling. As for me, it just was not for me whatsoever.