Though magic can shape life and death, love is the one thing it cannot control.
Title: Sea Witch
Author: Sarah Henning
Page Count: 368 pages
Genre: Fantasy // Young Adult
Rating: ★ ★ ★
Publisher: HCC Frenzy, a division of Harper Collins
Release Date: July 31, 2018
Buy It: Chapters Indigo
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.
The rise of Hans Christian Andersen’s iconic villainess is a heart-wrenching story of friendship, betrayal, and a girl pushed beyond her limits—to become a monster.
Let me start off by saying that I am extremely torn with this book, there were things I loved and then things I wasn’t a big fan of. Which is why we land straight at 3.5 stars for Sea Witch. I’m going to have to break this down into lists.
Elements I Liked
– Danish language and references
– The incorporation of witches
– The parallel storylines
– Loved the ending
Elements I Disliked
– Too many descriptions of kissing
– Insta-love (even though there’s a reason for it I just wasn’t feeling it)
– The flow of the book was a bit off for me
There you have it! I enjoyed the read though overall and definitely loved the ending. Check it out for yourself and let me know.
**Thank you HCC Frenzy for sending me an ARC for an honest review.**