Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow…
Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.
Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.
Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.
Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.
But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself. Goodreads
I bought this book a bit by accident. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular and was attracted by the beautiful cover. I didn’t really read through the blurb and ordered it online.
When it got to me, I was disappointed, realizing it was YA. I don’t usually enjoy YA anymore, finding them all too predictable. But hey, it was here and I had nothing else to read.
Six hours later, I put it down, completely finished. It had sucked me in with great writing and fun plot twists. I must admit, I did see some of the end coming but not the main plot twist, which surprised me.
I felt totally immersed in the book, sucked into the water like the people living in that small haunted town. Great buy if you want something to read.
I know the rights to the book have been bought by Netflix so look for it in a couple of years.