Friday, December 29, 2017

REVIEW: Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle - Erin

Posted by HelloJennyReviews at 10:00 AM
Spellbook of the Lost and Found
by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
ISBN: 9781448193974
Release Date: August 8, 2017
Received ARC From Publisher

About:
One stormy Irish summer night, Olive and her best friend, Rose, begin to lose things. It starts with simple items like hairclips and jewelry, but soon it's clear that Rose has lost something much bigger, something she won't talk about, and Olive thinks her best friend is slipping away.

Then seductive diary pages written by a girl named Laurel begin to appear all over town. And Olive meets three mysterious strangers: Ivy, Hazel, and her twin brother, Rowan, secretly squatting in an abandoned housing estate. The trio are wild and alluring, but they seem lost too—and like Rose, they're holding tight to painful secrets.

When they discover the spellbook, it changes everything. Damp, tattered and ancient, it's full of hand-inked charms to conjure back things that have been lost. And it just might be their chance to find what they each need to set everything back to rights.

Unless it's leading them toward things that were never meant to be found…(From amazon.com)

Rating: 

Despite a slow start (I almost stopped reading after the first 50 pages), this turned out to be a pretty good read. This book has alternating character voiced chapters. The 3 characters that the story switches between are some what similar… especially in the beginning and this made figuring out who’s chapter you’re on and whats going on hard…. at least at first. After the characters start interacting with each other the story becomes easier to follow and the mystery really takes hold. I felt like there were parts of the story that weren’t tied up in the end (spoiler example: who the heck kept breaking into the twins abandoned house?) and that was a bit of disappointment. Despite that the plot kept me interested and I devoured this book up in two short days. If you don’t mind teens drinking and having sex and you enjoy stories with mysteries and witchcraft, I’d recommend this quick read. It disappoints me a little that I can’t recommend it to my younger teens due to the content. I think a lot of them would have enjoyed this supernatural mystery. 

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