arc review – fear the drowning deep

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dear the drowning deep by sarah glenn marsh

release date – october 4th, 2016

genre – ya historical paranormal romance

publisher / imprint – sky pony press

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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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excerpt + giveaway – girl in pieces

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girl in pieces by kathleen glasgow

release date – august 30th, 2016

genre – ya dark contemporary

publisher / imprint – delacorte press

preorder here – amazon | barnes and noble | book depository

summary (from goodreads) –

charlotte davis is in pieces. at seventeen she’s already lost more than most people lose in a lifetime. but she’s learned how to forget. the thick glass of a mason jar cuts deep, and the pain washes away the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. you don’t have to think about your father and the river. your best friend, who is gone forever. or your mother, who has nothing left to give you.

every new scar hardens charlie’s heart just a little more, yet it still hurts so much. it hurts enough to not care anymore, which is sometimes what has to happen before you can find your way back from the edge.

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