Thursday, August 17, 2017
ARC August #4: Spellbook of the Lost and Found
Title: Spellbook of the Lost and Found
Author: Moira Fowley-Doyle
Publication Date: August 8, 2017
Genre: Fantasy/Magical Realism
Recommended If You Like: beautifully surreal reads, friendship, romance, magic
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.
A spellbook appears. A town begins to lose things big and small. Diary pages begin to appear in bunches of flowers and on the side of the road. And through it all, various girls lose themselves and try to find themselves again, through friendships, romance, and ties to the past and future, all with the help of some magic.
What I Liked:
This book is so beautifully written. It's just got this gorgeously surreal tinge through it all, but Fowley-Doyle also manages to make it feel so real and immediate. I cared deeply about the characters and what was going to happen to them.
There are also some unexpected and amazing twists and turns, especially towards the end of the book.
Anything I Didn't Like?
For me personally, there really wasn't anything not to like about this book. The ending felt a little pat, but I actually liked that, which isn't typically the case for me. I can see how it wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea, but I really enjoyed it, even though this is definitely not the typical genre I gravitate towards.
Definitely try this book. Not everyone seems to have liked it, but I found it very beautiful, and a quick read.