Blog Tour: Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh ~ ARC Review

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Fear the Drowning Deep
by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release Date: October 4th 2016

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Historical Fiction


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Rating: 4 Stars


Witch’s apprentice Bridey Corkill has hated the ocean ever since she watched her granddad dive in and drown with a smile on his face. So when a dead girl rolls in with the tide in the summer of 1913, sixteen-year-old Bridey suspects that whatever compelled her granddad to leap into the sea has made its return to the Isle of Man.

Soon, villagers are vanishing in the night, but no one shares Bridey’s suspicions about the sea. No one but the island’s witch, who isn’t as frightening as she first appears, and the handsome dark-haired lad Bridey rescues from a grim and watery fate. The cause of the deep gashes in Fynn’s stomach and his lost memories are, like the recent disappearances, a mystery well-guarded by the sea. In exchange for saving his life, Fynn teaches Bridey to master her fear of the water — stealing her heart in the process.
Now, Bridey must work with the Isle’s eccentric witch and the boy she isn’t sure she can trust — because if she can’t uncover the truth about the ancient evil in the water, everyone she loves will walk into the sea, never to return.


I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an advance copy of Fear the Drowning Deep for an honest review.

Fear the Drowning Deep is magically unique with a cool eerie feel. I have read a bunch of fantasy books with mythological creatures, this book really stands out as different and in a class all of its own. This book has a historical, folk-tale feel to it. The mystery starts in the first page and keeps you gripped until the last page.

A girl shows up having drowned. It soon gets everyone gossiping. Bridley is afraid of the water and what lurks out there. She remembers years ago her grandfather being lured off the cliff by something and she thinks maybe it is happening again.

Bradley start working for an old lady who is known as a witch in the town. She is scared of what rumors may be true about her. One day when she is working down by the shore she finds a boy injured and decides to take him home and help him.

What is luring people into the ocean and why are people showing up dead on the shore? Can a relationship with a new stranger last?

Fear the Drowning Deep is a mysterious, magical, watery tale. I did have issues with the relationship, it was a little fast and was not necessarily a romance. If you are looking for something different that will keep you wanting more than this is the book for you. I would definitely recommend it and I am giving it 4 out of 5 stars.


About Author

Sarah Glenn Marsh writes young adult novels and children’s picture books. An avid fantasy reader from the day her dad handed her a copy of The Hobbit and promised it would change her life, she’s been making up words and worlds ever since.
When she’s not writing, Sarah enjoys watercolor painting, ghost hunting, and pursuits of the nerd variety, from video games to tabletop adventures. She’s never met an animal or a doughnut she didn’t like.
Sarah lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and their tiny zoo of four rescued greyhounds, a bird, and many fish. She is the author of Fear the Drowning Deep, the Reign of the Fallenduology, and several picture books.

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