Book Review

The Wicked Deep Review


Two centuries ago, the three Swan sisters came to the town of Sparrow looking for a new life. However, the town didn’t want the Swan sisters and accused them of witchery. The town sentenced them to death, but every summer the sisters came back to get their revenge. 

My Thoughts

This read was so perfect for the start of the Fall season. Even though the book was set to the beginning of summer, it had so many vibes of Halloween and Fall and I loved every minute of it. 

The book world in this book was so amazing! I loved the mystery of the Swan sisters, the murder, the magic, and the overall setting of the town and the island that Penny inhabits. The book was a very fast read that kept me engaged the entire time I read it. The descriptions of the island and the town of Sparrow were just amazing. It reminded me of a dreamy coastal town very similar to the one in my favorite Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus. Penny’s home that had three separate houses and a lighthouse is where I would love to retire someday. 

I also really loved the Swan sisters. They were just so captivating and were very similar to the Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus. I really loved learning their story throughout the book with one page intervals. I liked how the author slowly revealed their background because it gave the book such mystery and kept me reading and wanting more. I also loved each sister’s personality, but I wanted more. I wanted to find out how Marguerite, Aurora, and Hazel lived without a mother for so long. I liked that we got to know Hazel very well and her tragic story to understand why she did what she did, but the same courtesy was not given to either of her sisters and I wish it was. 

I had also had my issues with Hazel. Hazel said she was different than her sisters, but was she really. She knew what happened to Penny’s father, but never revealed it to her. She knew what happened to Bo’s brother, but didn’t tell him until Marguerite revealed it. She also kept coming back to Bo even when he was with Penny. I also had issues with Bo too because it doesn’t sound like he ever told Penny about what happened with Hazel. So in the end I felt so sad for Penny because Hazel took so much from her and never received any sort of apology. 

In the end, I had mixed feelings about the characters, but the book world and the Swan sisters won me over in the end. I definitely would recommend this if you would like a witchy book to read! 

My Book Rating

5/5 Book World

3/5 Romance

4/5 Plot

5/5 Characters

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Book Details

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw 

Genre: Fantasy  

Published by Simon Pulse on March 6, 2018 

Copy Read: Paperback  

Pages: 310

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