Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
My rating – 3* – 5*
‘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…’
This book was definitely something….
It was just a hard book for me to read, and it was a BR so you would have thought that would have made it easier but that wasn’t the case sadly 🙁
This book it sent from multiple POV’s and that was what I found confusing, especially the first one hundred or so pages as none of them had met up with each other and it was like I was reading three different books in a series at time.
(I LOVE PAUL RUDD….)
basically, I’m not going to lie – I’m going to hold my hand up and just admit it.
I HAD NO IDEA WHAT WAS GOING ON IN THIS BOOK.
like none, super confusing and trippy and just weird as hell but also very magical??? wut.
smol list of things I didn’t mind
– the writing wasn’t awful?? it was unique, i haven’t read any of her other book(s) but I’m sure it’s pretty similar?
– the romance, lgbt and all that good stuff was nice to read, yeah you go glen coco.
– the front cover, look how pretty that is.
tooottaaallly isn’t what drew me to the book *side eye emoji*
smol list of things i didn’t like
– the character, i just didn’t connect to any of them and i found them predictable and just meh.
– the three pov’s??? couldn’t it have just been one 🙁
– plot twist with ash, laurel and holly i sorta saw it coming?
– IT WAS BOOORRRING AND SLIGHTLY CONFUSING AT TIMES?????
this isn’t a bad book, i think it just wasn’t what i thought it would be so i was just a bit disappointed by it.
Thank you to Claire @ Books Coffee and Repeat for buddy reading this with me even if it did take us forever!! ❤️
Have you read this book, if so what did you think?
If you haven’t read this but have read other’s id love to know your opinion 😀