It had a fairy tale feel to it, something atmospheric in a sense, that made reading it not feel like a child's tale, but more a cozy story you'd sit next to a fire while listening to it being told to you.
A fairytale-esque fantasy, Beneath the Haunting Sea explores betrayal, bloodlines, and identity.
Pine is unsettling.
Here's a list of 7 books that have influenced my writing in terms of voice and tone, and have taught me how use the setting as a major character, the plot as a dreamy wonderland, and the characters as beautiful creatures that are so flawed, they're perfect.
I love atmosphere. Something about the feel of a place and the characters who live there draws me in and holds me tight in its grasp. There doesn't have to be dread, just mood and...atmosphere.