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Sea Witch de Sarah Henning
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Sea Witch (edição: 2019)

de Sarah Henning (Autor)

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Wicked meets "The Little Mermaid" in the captivating origin story of the sea's most iconic villainess, perfect for fans of Heartless and Dorothy Must Die. Ever since her best friend Anna died, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. Hiding her talents, mourning her loss, drowning in her guilt. Then a girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears on the shore, and the two girls catch the eyes of two charming princes. Suddenly Evie feels like she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after. But magic isn't kind, and her new friend harbors secrets of her own. She can't stay in Havnestad--or on two legs--without Evie's help. And when Evie reaches deep into the power of her magic to save her friend's humanity--and her prince's heart--she discovers, too late, what she's bargained away.… (mais)
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Título:Sea Witch
Autores:Sarah Henning (Autor)
Informação:Katherine Tegen Books (2019), Edition: Reprint, 384 pages
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“My father, the sea king, says that when everything is as you hoped, you are blind to the imperfections.”
― Sarah Henning, Sea Witch


I try to express only my most honest opinion in a spoiler free way. If you feel anything in my review is a spoiler and is not already hidden in spoiler brackets please let me know. Thank you.
On Prince Nik's birthday, Evie swears she see's her and Nik's childhood friend, Anna, from the ships window, but that's not possible. One she drowned years ago, and two she was underwater. Then after a storm comes in and Nik is thrown into the sea. Evie and Iker find him on shore and again she swears she sees Anna next to him, but she has a tail. After a few days Evie is united with the girl only now she has legs and an interest in the prince.

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So I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. It was an entertaining enough read and while I didn't really like how the book ended, it did keep me intrigued. I'm interested enough to read the second book in this series but it just wasn't as good as I had been expecting it to be. It was definitely unexpected though. You think you know this story and you know what is going to happen and then it turns out your wrong. I liked that part. So finding the proper rating for this book is definitely hard for me this time. In the end its probably closer to a rating of 3.5 stars but I rounded up.
How I choose my rating:
1* Did not finish, or hated it but forced myself to finish.
2** Didn't really like it. Didn't hate it but not sure why I finished it other then for some closure.
3*** I liked it. I had some issues with it, but as a whole it was good. I probably won't reread again ever, but there is a chance I might finish the series. (If part of one) But if not it's not a huge loss.
4**** I really liked this book. Maybe not a work of genius, but highly entertaining. I may or may not reread this again, and I will finish the series. (If part of one) I would recommend to those I know hold interest in this books content.
5***** I loved this book. I found little to no issues with it at all. I will definitely be rereading this and probably more than once. I will finish the series and reread it multiple times. (If part of one) I will recommend this book to EVERYONE!!!!
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  starslight86 | Jul 20, 2021 |
An interesting twist on the Little Mermaid story and the origin of the Sea Witch! Three best friends, two princes, and a mermaid – who might be more than she says she is. Evie’s friend Anna drowned four years ago, but somehow she’s back and calling herself by a different name. Determined not to lose her again, Evie grapples with magic she doesn’t fully understand, with consequences she never expected. ( )
  vvbooklady | May 9, 2021 |
This is a great retelling of Anderson's The Little Mermaid that had me totally engaged. Evie is the grandaughter of the village healer whose best friends - courtesy of Evie's grandmother having saved the King's life - are the prince and his cousin. Four years ago, the fourth member of their quartet, Anna, drowned. When a stranger arrives with stories of her previous life under the sea, Evie, lonely for her lost friend, takes her under wing.

Henning's world is cunningly built from Anderson's Little Mermaid, completely bypassing any Disney-style sanitising. Set in a loosely-Danish fishing community and drawing slightly on Viking history, this is a far darker world. The Sea-witch, as part of the local religion, pervades all aspects of life, from religious rituals and the long-ago banning of magic to sailing/fishing protocols and even everyday language. This connects the magic and realism for the reader in a powerful way, and helps create tension as we wait for the sea witch to make her inevitable appearance.

The narratorial voice was right on target for a fairytale retelling and the characterisation was unexpectedly complex, but what I loved most were the italicised flashbacks which allowed a more poetic voice to recreate past emotions, which reflected into the characters' present lives and kept me guessing about how the original story would play out. When the twist finally came it was none of the things I guessed but I could see that it had been clearly foregrounded - something many novels don't do especially effectively.

While I wouldn't necessarily recommend this as a classroom text, it totally belongs in any reading circle or wide reading set to complement a unit on fractured fairytales. Recommended for teenaged girls and anyone who is into mermaids. ( )
  IsabellaLucia | Dec 14, 2020 |
This book was not what I expected, and I thoroughly discourage anyone from picking it up from the book cover alone. The book isn't bad by any means, but if you're coming in thinking its a younger Ursula you're going to be dreadfully mistaken.

Henning nails the fairytale tone without being childish. The world is simple and the story is driven primarily through the relationships of the characters. These relationships are also fairly simple, as fairy tales tend to be, but they weren't the "insta-love" that you see in Disney movies, and I was grateful for that.

The book has a non-linear format, which I usually love. Here, I don't think it was pulled off effectively. The initial flashbacks don't add a ton of information, while the final 2-3 are massive info dumps that feel out of place. The majority of the book is a very slow burn, and then the last 40 pages have everything happen all at once without much development or room to breathe.

The twist of the novel is that the childhood friend that drowned, Anna, was resurrected as a soulless mermaid by Triton and has returned to land not to find love, but revenge. She blames her friends for not saving her, and intends to ruin their lives with a convoluted, risky, Swiss Cheese style plan. Due to the flashbacks and heavy handed hints, the reveal is not surprising, so when it happens it lacks much if any impact. We spend little time with Anna and, as a result, don't really empathize with her or even fear her much, because her plan is so shitty. A slower reveal, or a parallel narrative giving us more time with her would have added a lot more import to her love-hate relationship. This would also allow for the side effects of Evie's magic, like the plague and the famine, to be built up more and feel less shoehorned in. ( )
  kaitlynn_g | Dec 13, 2020 |
What a bittersweet twist on The Little Mermaid!
1. I love the heart in our main character. She's unwavering in her caring, even when people have bad motives and I can get that. It's her folly and her strength.
2. That ending.
3. Sea magic.
4. Set in a Norse setting? YES.
Overall, this was a good one. ( )
  Noeshia | Oct 23, 2020 |
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I'm picky about fairytale retellings (especially of the young adult genre) so I wasn't sure I would like this. Sea Witch did not disappoint and kept me listening (audiobook) long into the night. It has the original, dark Scandinavian feel that always pulls me in (of course that may be because I'm half German and grew up on the dark fairytales).

The whole story is nothing like I've ever seen in a fairy tale re-telling. I didn't see the big plot twist coming or who the main character actually was until the end which I really like.

It is a quick read/listen, only 8 hours, so I was able to finish it in a couple days. I borrowed the audiobook from Overdrive. I will definitely be reading the sequel. Happy reading! 📚
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Wicked meets "The Little Mermaid" in the captivating origin story of the sea's most iconic villainess, perfect for fans of Heartless and Dorothy Must Die. Ever since her best friend Anna died, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. Hiding her talents, mourning her loss, drowning in her guilt. Then a girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears on the shore, and the two girls catch the eyes of two charming princes. Suddenly Evie feels like she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after. But magic isn't kind, and her new friend harbors secrets of her own. She can't stay in Havnestad--or on two legs--without Evie's help. And when Evie reaches deep into the power of her magic to save her friend's humanity--and her prince's heart--she discovers, too late, what she's bargained away.

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