The Sisters of Luna Island

The Sisters of Luna Island
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April 12, 2022
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Little Women gets a Nevermoor twist in this bewitching novel about a young girl tasked to break a centuries-old curse or risk losing her beloved sisters.

Twelve-year-old Marigold Lafleur is the last of a long line of aromages: witches who blend scents into practical charms using aromagic. But ever since a terrible accident injured her father and damaged Luna Island, Marigold and her sisters, Birdie and Lou, have vowed to abandon their family legacy and mama’s way of life. Shunned by their neighbors and overlooked by their parents, Marigold relies on her big sisters above all else.

But when Marigold discovers a secret curse that threatens her family, her sisters can’t stop the impending danger. It’s up to Marigold and her best friend, Sam, to uncover the origins of the curse and break the spell. To do so, she must learn to trust her instincts and believe in her own unique magic or risk losing her beloved sisters forever.

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Heartbreaking, Magical story of sisterhood.
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The Sisters of Luna Island is a heartwarming and heartbreaking, magical story of sisterhood. A middle-grade novel that weaves magic, in this case, aroma magic, into a real-life family struggling with serious family issues. The Lafluer family is the last of a line of aromages who blend scents into practical charms using herbs but with magical intent. The family lives on what I picture as a small-town island, where everyone knows everyone. The girls even take a ferry to school, so superstitions and island history easily lend themselves to a witchhunt.
With three daughters in this family and a mom and dad whose marriage is on the rocks, the youngest takes on the responsibility of ridding her family of the curse.
Final Verdict:
The sisters of luna island have hints of nevermoor and little women, which drew me right into the tale; the strong bond of friendship from sam and the determination of Marigold to rid her family of the curse makes the story. Middle school is hard when you feel like you have to fit in and do anything to be part of the crowd. Having magic to help alone proves to be a challenge for the three sisters, almost destroying the whole family. A great book to share some important life lessons with middle-grade students. With themes of magic, scents, small-town life, and most importantly, the bonds of sisterhood.
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