Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

Sea Witch

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...

Details Sea Witch

TitleSea Witch
Release DateJul 31st, 2018
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
GenreFantasy, Retellings, Young Adult, Mythology, Mermaids

Reviews Sea Witch

  • Emily May
    The sea is a fickle witch. She is just as likely to bestow a kiss as to steal the breath from your lips. 3 1/2 stars. I gave myself a bit of a headache trying to rate this book. Parts of it were 2 stars, other parts 4/4.5, so in the end I've settled on this. But I will say one thing: this book is probably not what you are expecting. I hope it can find the right readers.It's really a question of how much patience you have. And how easily you can s...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    I wasn’t sure about this when I first started reading it, but I’m so glad I carried on! Around the 40pg mark, I became hooked on the plot. It ended up being hard to put down. Very unique take on the classic story of The Little Mermaid. I think people are going to enjoy this one!
  • Hamad
    You can find this review and other non-spoilery reviews @ The Book PrescriptionActual Rating: 3.5 stars“IT’S A PERFECT NIGHT FOR BURNING WITCHES.”🌟 I learned to go into books without high expectations because the end result will be better whatever it is. But The little mermaid retelling? I am lying if I say that I didn’t raise up the bar a bit!🌟 I recently read To kill a kingdom and that book was very good, it is getting much attent...
  • Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
    I was really torn about this book. I didn’t LOVE it but it kept me entertained and intrigued enough to push through until the end. It was the last hundred pages or so that really made this book great. Besides that, it probably would’ve been a solid 2/5 stars for me.I am a HUGE mermaid fan. I love everything and anything mermaid and The Little Mermaid is and always will be my favorite fairytale. That being said, my expectations were very high ...
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    Sea Witch is one of those books that grew on me more and more with every page that I read.I started it with excitement because I love The Little Mermaid and Ursula as a villain but also some hesitation because villain origin stories can be repetitive and unoriginal. But what I got out of Sea Witch was incredibly special! "I could tell her that it's like the tang of summer wine and the sound of arrival bells as a new ship docks. Like the scent of ...
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    When I saw that this was Ursula's story before The Little Mermaid, I knew I had to request it (I also ordered a book box with it).  I love anything with mermaids and The Little Mermaid is a favorite.This book really surprised me.  I'm not sure what I really expected, but I really liked this one a lot.Evie is a poor girl with two best friends above her class.  Anna and Nik.  Nik is a prince and really shouldn't be playing with Evie, but his fa...
  • Daughter of the Book City
    Buddy Read with the loveliest Hamad.-----------------------------------------DNF @ 39%Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for providing an advanced reader's copy of Sea Witch by Sarah Henning. All opinions are my own and as honest as they can be."The sea is a fickle witch. She is just as likely to bestow a kiss as to steal the breath from your lips."This book is just a whole mess. I have been anticipating to read it since it was announced, and ...
  • Anissa (FairyLoot)
    What a great read! I really enjoyed this.
  • Ellen Gail
    "That little witch will be the death of you if you're not careful." First 2/3: 1.5 starsLast 1/3: 4 starsA very, VERY slow start to what is eventually a good book.Sea Witch was not what I was expecting. And chances are it's not what you're expecting either. The synopsis promises an Ursula retelling / origin story / mermaid tale, and it's not wrong. But at the same time it's a rich historical tale, focusing on love, friendship, secrets, the ocean,...
  • beth
    Rating - 2.5 stars. Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review This was one of my most anticipated reads of 2018. It sounded similar to ‘To Kill A Kingdom’ which was one of my favourite reads so far this year. However, I really didn’t enjoy this. There was literally no plot until 70% through the book and the ending didn’t make up for that. I’m so disappointed :(Full revi...
  • Bee {Quite the Novel Idea}
    Quite the Novel Idea ~ Novel InkI know, I know! First book I write a proper review for in months and it's one that's still months away. How dare I, honestly? But you see, I was always a big fan of the fairy tale (and it's Disney movie version) The Little Mermaid. In fact, the Disney movie was my favorite one for years when I was a child. So I HAD to read this book the moment I got a copy. I was so eager to read a twist on the famous tale that wou...
  • Amanda
    **review to be posted closer to release
  • Alexandra
    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books*I didn't know what to think when I first requested "Sea Witch". Would I see Ursula in her younger years being a psychopath? Or maybe the human counterpart of her? But NOPE! I got a story of friendship, secret love, and anguish from all the characters involved here! Ana, Evie, and Nik had many layers of emotions and also many secrets to ...
  • Adrienne Young
    SEA WITCH was everything I wanted it to be and more. Hennings' lush prose and smooth storytelling pull you right into this dark story and tighten their grip until you've finished. Her descriptions are spot on and the setting was beautiful. With a big, explosive ending, the book leaves you satisfied even though you know where Ursula's story ends. I highly recommend this book to lovers of YA retellings and fantasy!
  • Crescent Moon
    This is a great book hands down. It has very interesting characters who are all very likable, beautiful lyrical writing, and an interesting plot. Even though the plot is a little slow at the beginning it definitely picks and leaves you wondering what will happen next. All the characters are interesting and all of them harbor deep dark secrets. Sea Witch is also a retelling of the Little Mermaid from the villains perspective which was great. Very ...
  • Sabrina
    Wow this book is amazingly written. And I'm trying to form more words to express my love for this book but I'm just at awe that I can't form any at the moment. I will post a more detailed review later but I highly recommend this one. And I'll most definitely reread it soon.