I really don’t know how to write a review for this one. My feelings have honestly been all over the place since I finished reading. So this is a heads up that this review might not really make a lot of sense. So let’s do a breakdown, I fell like that would be better.
>>What I liked<<
the writing! I fell under a spell while absorbing her writing. It was so magical and it really flowed. Without a doubt, Shea Ernshaw is a great storyteller. Since this is a witchy book, I’m going to say she put a spell on me. Yes, I ‘Dad Joked’ you!
Anywho, the premise of this book really grabbed me. It’s about dead witches who come back every summer in the bodies of Sparrow girls to drown boys as revenge on the town for their deaths. There was an air of mystery in this book that made keep reading. I had to know who the girls were. As the story slowly goes on we are hit with one secret after another and I was living for it.
>>What I didn’t<<
I really felt like I was missing key parts of this book. First, the romance. I don’t remember reading where this romance actually bloomed. I felt like it just happened. And to be honest, I’m not here for it. I didn’t enjoy it really. We never really got a lot of information on Bo. so if I as a reader didn’t get a lot of information on Bo, how the hell does Penny know him? Especially enough to love him?
Overall, there is so much for I want to say about it, but I don’t want to give anything away. This book did shock me and love that.
I would have given this book 4 stars just for the writing alone. However, I just couldn’t give it more than 3 stars because of some of those twists. That doesn’t stop me from recommending it though. It was still a good read, I just didn’t fall in love with it.
If you read this please message me so we can talk about it. If you haven’t, then read it and then message me so we can talk about it! I feel like this is going to be a book where you want to bounce your thoughts off someone else who’s read it. I fell like so many people are going to come away with different views because of the mystery and the way the secrets unfold.
Quotes I loved while reading:
“Love is an enchantress – devious and wild.
It sneaks up behind you, soft and gentle and quiet, just before it slits your throat.”
“We are broken but fighting to stay alive. Maybe that’s why I need him – he feels like I feel, wants like I want.”