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The Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

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One stormy summer night, Olive and her best friend, Rose, begin to lose things. It starts with simple items like hair clips and jewellery, but soon it’s clear that Rose has lost something bigger; something she won’t talk about.

Then Olive meets three wild, mysterious strangers: Ivy, Hazel and Rowan. Like Rose, they’re mourning losses – and holding tight to secrets.

When they discover the ancient spellbook, full of hand-inked charms to conjure back lost things, they realise it might be their chance to set everything right. Unless it’s leading them towards secrets that were never meant to be found . . .

 

I got a physical copy of The Spellbook of the Lost and Found. All opinions are my own. 

When I picked up The Spellbook of the Lost and Found, the book looked like it had potential. I thought that the synopsis did not give a lot away, but it did. I really thought that The Spellbook of the Lost and Found was going to be magical and enchanting with spooky elements. I thought I was going to be blown away with different character povs. I thought the characters were going to become witches. I thought, oh I thought.

The story was a bit spooky, but mostly slow paced. The middle portion of the book was great, I enjoyed that section more than the beginning and the ending of the book. Honestly, I didn’t expect a villain. I’d assume that the characters would turn against each other, but I was surprised. The villain was great, but I really wanted him to be more involved with the other characters. There were several povs, but most of the characters sounded the same to me, except for one. I did like that each character had a dark secret that they tried to conceal from each other, but that’s just it. The best character pov had to be Laurel. I felt that her chapters stood out from the rest of the characters. When I was reading Laurel’s chapters, her pov was spooky and it was the most developed, even though she is not the main character. Other than that, I was a fan of the LGBT characters. I didn’t like the forced romance in this book because there was no build up to any of the romances. I didn’t feel myself attached to most of the characters. The story was great, but the characters were not fully developed.

I also found that the twist was obvious midway as I was reading the book. I felt that the twist could have been saved to the last chapters. Once the twist was revealed, I did lose interest in finishing the book. The characters and the twist were what made this book weak for me. I did not find this book to be memorable for me, but others are sure to enjoy The Spellbook of the Lost and Found. Beautiful cover, interesting plot, but meh characters.

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Final Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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