This is a book review for the young adult novel Sea Witch by Sarah Henning. This review contains my honest and raw opinions of the book.
If you’re a nineties baby like myself, you’ve definitely seen the classic movie The Little Mermaid. A tale of a young mermaid who dreams of walking on land. Sea Witch is a version of this story, but with a total different spin!
Synopsis Straight From Goodreads:: 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 actually survived. That her own magic wasn’t so powerless after all. And, as the two girls catch the eyes—and hearts—of two charming princes, Evie believes that she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after. But her new friend has secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad, or on two legs, unless Evie finds a way to help her. Now Evie will do anything to save her friend’s humanity, along with her prince’s heart—harnessing the power of her magic, her ocean, and her love until she discovers, too late, the truth of her bargain.
This was the first book I’ve read by Sarah and I can say, I’m pleasantly satisfied with her writing. I thought the story was well put together. It also offered the perfect amount of suspense all the way up to the big twist! The only reason I’ve gave it a 4/5 rating is because I’m not a fan of the ending. My honest reaction was “Oh. Okay, well that makes complete sense.” I’m not about spoilers so I don’t want to give away a lot, so to go more in depth here I’d have to tell you the major plot twist. If you love retellings of old classics, give this one a shot!