Sea Witch by Sarah Henning: Book Review



I ADORED this book. I will admit it wasn’t super fast-paced throughout; but I feel like we (the readers) got enough time to get an excellent sense of the setting, the characters, and their histories and feelings for each other (though in the end, much of this winds up having been brilliantly misleading). The way the author interspersed flashbacks throughout reveals what is really going on in such a delicious way pacing-wise, leaving the reader just the right amount of horrified when you realize what has really been going on the whole time. In the end, the plot twists left me unable to put it down, even when I really, really should’ve (LOL). Highly recommend. This book was brilliantly pulled off. – Anne ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


What can I say? This book was incredible. Probably the best story I’ve read in a LONG time. I feel like I learned some new things about another culture (which is always a bonus!) and I enjoyed getting to know the characters.

The entire world feels magical and almost surreal – very much a place I’d love to visit. The amount of emotion and tension throughout this book delighted me. The twists and turns are absolutely fantastic. Terrific book. And I’d love to read more by this author! Henning’s words painted an extremely gorgeous picture with just the right amount of darkness for me. – Jake ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

4 thoughts on “Sea Witch by Sarah Henning: Book Review

  1. I am so pleased that you loved this one so much:). I LOVE the cover and was very tempted, but have read at least one review that was rather tepid, so it’s reassuring that you both enjoyed this one.

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    1. I’m so glad! I really hope you like it if you do give it a read. I will say that the pace isn’t action-packed every moment (although there are some very tense scenes), but that was all right with me. I guess it depends on what sort of experience you’re looking for. I absolutely love page-turners, but I was happy with the slower pace in this one. However, I really would like to find more YA fantasy that doesn’t focus so much on royal families…

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      1. I’m certainly very tempted – and no, I don’t mind if the pacing isn’t foot-to-the-floor. I take your point about the royal family aspect – I suppose they tend to be the ones where there is a lot riding on family rivalry, because there is so much power and the stakes are so much higher.

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