Deep is the Fen by Lili Wilkinson

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Merriwether Morgan doesn’t need a happily-ever-after. Her life in the idyllic town of Candlecott is fine just as it is: simple, happy, and with absolutely no magic. Magic only ever leads to trouble.

But Merry’s best friend, Teddy, is joining the Toadmen – a secret society upholding backward thinking and suspiciously supernatural traditions – and she is determined to stop him. Even if it means teaming up with her academic arch-nemesis, Caraway Boswell, an ice-cold snob who hides his true face behind a glamour.

An ancient Toad ritual is being held in the nightmarish Deeping Fen, and if Merry doesn’t rescue Teddy, she’ll lose him forever. But the further she travels into Deeping Fen’s foul waters, the more Merry wonders if she can possibly save her friend – or if she’s walking straight into a trap.

Because there’s nothing the Toadmen love more than a damsel in distress . . .