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Book review: The Sea witch by Sarah Henning

Genre: YA/fantasy

Rating 5/5 stars

Plot – 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.

My verdict: Forget what I said about in my last blog post when I said that I was growing out of a young adult fiction, I’ve now found a new writer who I absolutely adore. This writing is brilliantly crafted with intertwining mix of myths and legends retold into this classic piece of literature.  sprinkled with Norse mythology providing detailed vibrant picture of Middle Ages life in Denmark. In this instance, don’t feel sorry for the mermaid instead learn of a girl who tried to good and keep everyone happy and is now branded a monster.

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