Midwinterblood by Marcus SedgwickLearn about the other entries on the list.
This book won the Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature and it is 100% deserved. There’s creepy water in it, islands surrounded by the stuff, people lost to it and what have you. It is seven connected stories exploring the theme of sacrifice, and you should just read it, okay? Do you like The Wicker Man?
No, not that one. Don’t be ridiculous.
If you like The Wicker Man, you should check out Midwinterblood.