arc review – fear the drowning deep


dear the drowning deep by sarah glenn marsh

release date – october 4th, 2016

genre – ya historical paranormal romance

publisher / imprint – sky pony press

buy book here – amazon | barnes and noble | book depository

source – received e-arc from edelweiss

summary (from goodreads) –

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.

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my august/september 2016 book haul

hey guys! at this time of year, i would go back to school and so are those teen bloggers out there (maybe those who are about to start out and for those who are reading and are freshmens at the moment, don’t slack off, but have fun as well. you’re just almost there to escaping hell…if you’re optimistic enough.). it’s so hard to juggle everything in my personal life when it comes to school (i know i say that often but i really do). what doesn’t stop me is the fact i am still blogging and even buying books or just somehow getting more books.


more than half of the book i’ve gotten within the months was from #booksfortrade. allison, one of the sweetest book friends i’ve ever met send me a few books she got while she was at sdcc because i mailed her a book that she wanted so much that i gave it to her since she would want it than i do. i’ve got of fire and stars by audrey coulthurst and an ember in the ashes by sabaa tahir, which was the exclusive comic-on edition, though it’s just a letter and an excerpt of the sequel, but i’ve been wanting to read it because i never went through a day without seeing people talk about the book and the sequel as well now that it’s out. thank you, allison for the books and go check out her and her blog. the next book i have is captive prince by cs pacat. i heard somewhat reviews that are both great and bad, but i’ll try to be the judge of that. thanks claire for the book so it can go to a better home! then i have the heir by kiera cass and with malice by eileen cook, in which they need to be in a better home as well from brianna/angelina (thank you, whoever send me them, but it doesn’t because you guys are great, no matter what). this trade wasn’t intentionally what we want to giveaway or trade but since i have a book that she wanted and she had a book that i wanted, we decided to trade it. and so, i got the darkest corners by kara thomas. thank you ali for both the book and the swag! and lastly, but not the least praising, are something in between by melissa de la cruz (thank you, hannah!), asunder by jodi meadows (you as well, brooke), eleanor and park by rainbow rowell (and you too, veronica!), and we are the ants by shaun david hutchinson (brittany, also to you!).


and the other half of these books were what i got at barnes and noble. i bought empire of storms by sarah j. maas, because it’s better to get it than later since i haven’t start the series even though i have all of her books. and because i read this book for review, which you see here, i bought the finished copy of nevernight by jay kristoff because i want to support my favorite authors and that i love it so much that i need one for a collection (though not in a die-hard way). then i got the queen of blood by sarah beth durst and i wasn’t intended to buy this book because i was supposed to buy three dark crowns but since i seen people with this book, i checked the summary it pulled me that i chose to buy this than three dark crowns, but don’t worry, i’ll have that book at some time…i hope. i also got the perks of being a wallflower by stephen chbosky and yes, i read it already in just 3 days and i loved it. i’ll tell you why and also on the movie once i put up my review of both the movie and the book. i also got to kill a mockingbird by harper lee and the alchemist by paulo coelho. the reason for that is because i seem to feel in the mood to read both adult fiction slash classics slash nonfiction and me reading and buying them sort of feel like i’m exploring through my reading taste.

and the last part was just happened randomly. because i found a good copy at the library before, i decided to look at the section of books for donation and what i stumbled was out of a guess and what the book was was the sacred lies of minnow bly by stephanie oakes because of the spine and when i looked back to see that book, that was it. and so i payed for it, again, because they still considered it as a book and not an arc in which it’s not subjected to buy or sell, and it’s just how it is even though i hate the system they’re doing.

so here is a recap of the books i received in the month of august and september.

books for trade

  • an ember in the ashes by sabaa tahir
  • asunder by jodi meadows
  • captive prince by c.s. pacat
  • eleanor and park by rainbow rowell
  • of fire and stars by audrey coulthurst
  • something in between by melissa de la cruz
  • the darkest corners by kara thomas
  • the heir by kiera cass
  • we are the ants by shaun david hutchinson
  • with malice by eileen cook


  • empire of storms by sarah j. maas
  • nevernight by jay kristoff
  • the alchemist by paulo coelho
  • the perks of being a wallflower by stephen chbosky
  • the queen of blood by sarah beth durst
  • to kill a mockingbird by harper lee


purchased at library

  • the sacred lies of minnow bly by stephanie oakes


total: 17 books

so what books have you got recently? i would love to know in the comments and i’ll be back in another haul and/or post so you will know i can blog again even though i have a busy schedule all day.