Read to Reel. YA title The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw, about three witches who died in the 1800s and inhabit the bodies of teen girls each summer, has been optioned by Netflix.( Deadline Hollywood )
This is the story
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.
“Chilling both by the damp, briny streets of Sparrow and by its residents’ sudden fervor for vengeance.”
—BCCB, starred review
“Readers will drown in this finely crafted, atmospheric book.
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Shea Ernshaw is the NYT Bestselling author of THE WICKED DEEP.
She lives and writes in a small mountain town in Oregon. She works as a producer for a film production company and shares her home with her husband, a tiny dog named Diesel, and two furry felines. She is happiest when lost in a good book, lost in the woods, or writing her next novel.
You can connect with her online at www.sheaernshaw.com