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Sea Witch

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  210 Ratings  ·  105 Reviews
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
Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: July 31st 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books
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    Korrina  (OwlCrate)
    Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: august-2018
    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!
    Alana • thebookishchick
    Hello friends.
    I need this
    That is all.
    May 20, 2018 marked it as to-read
    Never wanted Netgalley to approve an ARC so much :))
    Probably won't because I have a million other books, but I'm requesting it.

    May the odds be ever in my favour!

    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 considering I haven’t actually read a mermaid book tha
    Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)
    So this is from Ursula's POV, but who cares?! Villains are so much more interesting than heroes anyway.. Kidding :P
    Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    OMFG, that synopsis!!! I haven't even read the book yet and I can already feel the heartbreak to come. And though I am never a fan of cover/character models, I don't terribly mind this one. I think it fits well. But anyways back to the synopsis, I'm crying already.
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    October 2017 --> May 2018 --> July 2018
    Wait, this went from October 2017 to May 2018? OMG why!!!?
    While I am happy the title is no longer Heartless (so as not to be confused with the Marissa Meyer book coming out
    Anissa (FairyLoot)
    Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: 2017-release
    What a great read! I really enjoyed this.
    Stuti T
    Feb 08, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: 2018-releases

    EDIT: they changed it! Ha, called it.

    Has no one talked about how this title is probably a bad idea considering Marissa Meyer's Queen of Hearts story is also called Heartless
    Feb 20, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    A retelling about Ursula the sea witch?! YASSS QUEEN!!!

    Jun 02, 2018 marked it as to-read
    wait- you mean a story about my fAVORITE VILLAIN ON THIS EARTH, URSULA? someone find a pen and sign me the fuck uP (pleasepleaseplease let this be everything I'm hoping for rn)
    The Girl Murdered by Her TBR
    This book's cover is STUNNING...
    Bee {Quite the Novel Idea}
    Quite the Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink

    I 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 would reveal the origin of the famous villain in the
    Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: 1018
    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 hide! Told from many POVs moving back and forth in
    Adrienne Young
    Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    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!
    May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    **review to be posted closer to release
    Jul 06, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    [✓] Fairytale Retelling
    [✓] Villainess' POV
    [✓] Has "Heartless" as the title

    I'm not trying to say anything bad though, I'm just saying this book confused me for a moment considering it shares the same name as Marissa Meyer's upcoming fairtale retelling novel as well. Hey, authors can name their books whatever title they want and it'd be fine with me.

    (Plus I'm still going to read this book anyway because FAIRYTALE RETELLING, DUH.)

    May 19, 2017 marked it as to-read
    i, too, love when books get pushed back an entire year :)
    Nadhira Satria
    Crescent Moon
    Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    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 good read, I highly recommend.
    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.
    Sabrina The Trash Queen
    Apr 24, 2018 marked it as to-read
    I didn’t know Ursula could be pretty.
    And mermaids/sirens 🧜♀? Sign me in.
    Caro Herrera
    Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
    OMG. But but but... WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!?!

    This book totally threw me for a loop and I have to go wipe my feelings off the floor now.

    It started out a little slow, but maybe I was just feeling impatient because I've been so insanely excited for this.

    Anyway- Little Mermaid retelling, from Ursula's point of view. Except, you've never heard the story like this before!

    I can't write more than this right now because there's too many emotions and I'm kinda maybe crying.

    Just. Add it to your TBR.
    Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    A beautiful, haunting tale that I know will stay with me long after the final page. Sarah Henning's writing is beautiful, and I often found myself stopping to reread certain lyrical passages. A must read for those who love lush settings and complicated heroines.
    Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: edelweiss-arc, favs
    *I was allowed to read an advanced copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.*Wow-

    I love anything to do with mermaids, sea witches, and royalty.

    This story has it all…PLUS friendship, loss, family, betrayal, revenge, and love. Even if the love story is unexpected…well, a LITTLE bit expected. The bad guy is unexpected... kinda. The revenge plot is great. I loved EVERY word of this book. I couldn’t get enough.

    There was the perfect amount of similarities to the actual “The L
    Kim Chance
    Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    It's been a long time since a book kept me up to all hours of the night, but this hauntingly gorgeous debut by Sarah Henning was too captivating to put down! I adore villain origin stories, so I went into this with high expectations. SEA WITCH did not disappoint! Henning's prose was breath-taking--there were several places where she stopped me in my tracks with a single sentence. Her writing style is lovely! I couldn't flip the pages fast enough and there were definitely a few twists I did not s ...more
    That Ending!! I cannot believe this is a stand alone because I desperately need more. I have to say Sea Witch started off slow, and it took a good 70% to hook me. BUT those last few chapter were incredible.
    Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
    This review was originally posted on The Moonlight LibraryI received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
    Sea Witch was marketed as a prequel to The Little Mermaid meets Wicked, and since I love both, I immediately requested to read and review this. It’s the story of Evie, a young Danish girl secretly a witch, and what she’ll do to save the people she loves. If you know either The Little Mermai
    Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    I adored this adaptation of the Little Mermaid. Such a strong story with amazingly built characters and an understanding of where their worlds collided. Sea Witch was brilliantly written with such amazing imagery that I could see the swirls of black and the foam of the Sea. This book shows that love isn’t what you believe it to be and changes cannot be undone, regardless of good intentions.

    *Will write a more detailed review when launched*
    *Received DRC from Edelweiss for honest review*
    Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: edelweiss-plus
    Wow! Okay, I'm not going to lie.. I'm a bit biased because I'm obsessed with everything mermaid! Especially, The Little Mermaid.  Guys, this book cover is gorgeous! 

    This is a story loosely based on The Little Mermaid. Mostly, about the other side of the story, the Sea Witch. We get her background story and how she ends up where she is. What a story it is!

    At first, I wasn't sure how this was going to go. It took me a little bit to get into it. I was simultaneously worried that I had too high of h
    Michelle (Firstbooklove)
    (I received a free review copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review)

    Book review: Sea Witch by Sarah Henning (3.5 stars)

    “My heart is not mine to give because it is already yours.”

    Sea Witch by Sarah Henning (Release date: 31 July 2018)
    Genre: YA, Fantasy, Retelling
    Rating: 3.5 stars

    (DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only.)

    After her best friend Anna drowns, Evie is deemed an outcast and her powers take make her a witch isn’t helping. A girl who looks exactly like her d
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