Spellbook of the Lost and Found

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Spellbook of the Lost and Found
Age Range
13+
Release Date
August 08, 2017
ISBN
978-0525429494
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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...

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Spellbook of the Lost and Found
(Updated: May 18, 2017)
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
One stormy night, things in an Irish town go missing. Some are material, while others are much more personal. Later, some teens find a spellbook that promises if they conjure a spell that it will return what they lost but at a cost.

What worked: This is a magical tale filled with secrets, betrayals, and mysteries. The past mingles with the present in ways that are woven throughout the story. There are more than a few different points of view of that fateful night. The only problem I had was keeping track of all the characters. Add to that, some of the characters were from the past. What's surprising is how they all connect. The reveal had me going, "wow".

Readers meet friends Olive and Rose, who wake up after a late night party, missing more than material things. A mysterious boy appears, hinting at an almost faery-like world which lures the teens with a magical spellbook.

There's also pages of a diary that mention three friends who also encountered a cute mysterious boy the same day they lost things.

Mystical, enchanting tale with a sharp bite, this story will enthrall readers on the mystery behind the sudden reappearance of a spellbook one stormy Irish night.
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