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Review: Fear the Drowning Deep

Fear the Drowning Deep Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sea monsters, fairies (aka Little Fellas), and a horse-dolphin-boy thing all meet up in this strange romp of a fantasy/romance/mystery. Bridey is the main character, and her quiet life on the Isle of Man is turned upside down when she discovers a body on the beach. Then more girls disappear, and the entire town of Port Coire turns on the "comeover" Fynn, who washed up mysteriously on the beach. Can Bridey stop the murders and save her town?

My Thoughts:
This is a strange and unique book. I was hooked by the setting, the language, and the characters. The story line, on the other hand, felt forced to me. It was like three sets of Transformers suddenly meeting in the ocean. I don't know, it just felt fake. I also felt like the relationship between Bridey and Morag and then the romance between she and Fynn just happened too quickly to make sense. Still, it was a fast and interesting read.

My Recommendation:
3.5/5 stars
Grades 8+ (some language, mild adult situations)

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