Author: Shea Ernshaw
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published: November 5, 2019
Genre: Fantasy, YA
First of all, thank you so much to the Simon Teen team for sending me this beautiful ARC along with the pin! This does not affect my review for this book, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I’ve always been a huge fan of Shea Ernshaw’s writing style from The Wicked Deep so it was no surprise for me to love this one as well. She has a very vivid and hooking writing style and whenever I start reading her books, I can’t seem to stop. I also like how this book was not too long and was not too short either. It’s a very beautiful story and I love the mystery of it just like how I loved reading The Wicked Deep.
The book is very vivid in the mystery of the small town and the woods that are magical as they are dangerous. There’s a lot of omens of witches and death throughout the book which keeps it interesting. It also has a good mystery of starting with Nora finding a missing boy in the Wicker Woods.
It also has the theme of young love and teenagers making mistakes. It’s like a contemporary romance but mixed with folk-tale like fantasy and mystery. It’s definitely a must read if you’re looking for the next book to read after The Wicked Deep.
I am in love with the plot twist of it all and this is definitely a must read!!!
Writing Style: 5/5
I loved how it did not have heavy themes across the world building of it all. It was a very relaxed read and it is definitely a must read for people who are looking for a unique mystery YA story.