August 8, 2016

{Bookish} Style Files: Fear the Drowning Deep (+ Giveaway)

If there's one thing that you can count on, it's that I'll happily scour the web for lovely dresses that I can pair up with a beautiful book cover - and I'll be doing that today for Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh. This atmospheric debut is incredibly compelling, and I love the way Marsh incorporated magic and culture into her work. My review is yet to come, but today, as part of the official blog tour, I'll be sharing a few choice dresses paired with this book's cover for y'all. But first, however, here's a little bit about Fear the Drowning Deep.

Fear the Drowning Deep book cover
Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
Pre-Order It! Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound

About the Book:
Witch’s apprentice Bridey Corkill has hated the ocean ever since she watched her granddad dive in and drown with a smile on his face. So when a dead girl rolls in with the tide in the summer of 1913, sixteen-year-old Bridey suspects that whatever compelled her granddad to leap into the sea has made its return to the Isle of Man.

Soon, villagers are vanishing in the night, but no one shares Bridey’s suspicions about the sea. No one but the island’s witch, who isn’t as frightening as she first appears, and the handsome dark-haired lad Bridey rescues from a grim and watery fate. The cause of the deep gashes in Fynn’s stomach and his lost memories are, like the recent disappearances, a mystery well-guarded by the sea. In exchange for saving his life, Fynn teaches Bridey to master her fear of the water — stealing her heart in the process.

Now, Bridey must work with the Isle’s eccentric witch and the boy she isn’t sure she can trust — because if she can’t uncover the truth about the ancient evil in the water, everyone she loves will walk into the sea, never to return.

About the Author:
Sarah Glenn Marsh is the author of the YA fantasy Fear the Drowning Deep from Sky Pony Press, the forthcoming Reign of the Fallen fantasy duology from Razorbill (Penguin), as well as several forthcoming children's picture books. An avid fantasy reader from the day her dad handed her a copy of The Hobbit and promised it would change her life, she's been making up words and worlds ever since. She lives in Virginia with her husband and her tiny zoo of four rescued greyhounds, a bird, and many fish. 

When she's not writing, she's often painting, or engaged in nerdy pursuits from video games to tabletop adventures. You can visit her online at, and follow her on Twitter @SG_Marsh. | Links: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Goodreads

And now, as promised, here's this month's edition of {Bookish} Style Files featuring three lovely dresses that I've picked to match the cover of Fear the Drowning Deep! I decided to do two dresses with similar coloring, and one that was reminiscent of the dress on the cover, and I quite like the dresses I found! (I have my eye on the navy plaid in particular...)

Sophisticated Ceremony Dress in White - I know this is a wedding dress, but it's beautiful and it just seems like the sort of style that would go with the time period of this novel. I think it has the same visual effect as the dress on the cover too!

Apres la Soiree Dress in Navy Plaid - I'm obsessed with the plaid skirt! But seriously, this is a dress I could totally rock in any season, and one that could transition between the office and a casual day out. I'm so glad I came across it while I was hunting for dresses because now it's officially on my shopping list.

Peppy, Set, Go! Dress - The color of this dress is already lovely, but I think it's the actual style that really makes it pop off the screen the way it does. It looks like the perfect outfit to go on summer adventures in, particularly if you're going to the seaside.

I hope you liked the dresses in today's post! (I know I do.) Which dress is your favorite? And, in addition, I hope you're curious about Fear the Drowning Deep. You should definitely add it to your TBR, particularly if you like atmospheric settings, and historical and cultural lore. In fact, if you're really interested, today is your lucky day! You've got the chance to win an ARC of Fear the Drowning Deep and a beautifully designed tote bag from Evie SEO. Best part? It's open internationally! All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter form below:

And don't forget to check out the rest of the blog tour!
8/1 - Bookish Lifestyle - Review + Tote Design
8/2 - A Perfection Called Books - Review + Pinterest Board
8/3 - Booknerd Addict - Review 
8/4 - Caught Read Handed - Review + Interview
8/5 - Dana Square - Review
8/8 - Alexa Loves Books- Bookish Style Files (Hi!)
8/9 - It Starts at Midnight- Review
8/10 - The YA Book Traveler - Interview
8/11 - Brittany's Book Rambles - Review + Playlist
8/12 - Stories & Sweeties - Bonnag Recipe + Excerpt


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