Review: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw


Release Date: March 6, 2018

Rating: 5/5 stars 

Synopsis: “Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow…

Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.

Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.

Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.

Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.

But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.”

“The Swan season has begun. And this little town tucked along the shore will not come out unharmed. ”


The moment I read Hocus Pocus + Salem Witch Trails + Practical Magic I knew I had to read The Wicked Deep. This book was everything I hoped for and more. Shea Ernshaw just became an auto-read author of mine. I want everything that she creates. The writing is so beautifully done, it just flows from page to page. There is so much I want to say but I can’t word it without giving away any spoilers. Just know I loved it and I am now planning to get a tattoo with a quote from this spellbinding masterpiece. Here are two of the quotes I loved:

“Perhaps we all have some oddity, some strangeness we keep hidden along our edges, things we see that we can’t explain, things we wish for, things we run from.”


“Magic is a tricky thing. Not easily measured or metered or weighed.”

I’m so excited to watch Shea grow as a writer and see where her magical mind takes us.

Have you read this?? What did you think?

7 thoughts on “Review: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

  1. Great post! This sounds like a really good read. I too love all things witches. My favourite piece of literature about witches is Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’. Have you read it? Its a play about the real Salem witch trials. You would love it by the sounds of it.

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