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Spells for Forgetting

di Adrienne Young

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Fantasy. Fiction. Literature. Thriller. HTML:??Lush with secrets, magic, and a past that won??t stay where it belongs, this novel is (quite fittingly) spellbinding.???JODI PICOULT, author of Wish You Were Here
From New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young comes a deeply atmospheric story about ancestral magic, an unsolved murder, and a second chance at true love.

Emery Blackwood??s life changed forever the night her best friend was found dead and the love of her life, August Salt, was accused of murdering her. Years later, she is doing what her teenage self swore she never would: living a quiet existence on the misty, remote shores of Saoirse Island and running the family??s business, Blackwood??s Tea Shoppe Herbal Tonics & Tea Leaf Readings. But when the island, rooted in folklore and magic, begins to show signs of strange happenings, Emery knows that something is coming. The morning she wakes to find that every single tree on Saoirse has turned color in a single night, August returns for the first time in fourteen years and unearths the past that the town has tried desperately to forget.
August knows he is not welcome on Saiorse, not after the night everything changed. As a fire raged on at the Salt family orchard, Lily Morgan was found dead in the dark woods, shaking the bedrock of their tight-knit community and branding August a murderer. When he returns to bury his mother??s ashes, he must confront the people who turned their backs on him and face the one wound from his past that has never healed??Emery. But the town has more than one reason to want August gone, and the emergence of deep betrayals and hidden promises spanning generations threaten to reveal the truth behind Lily??s myst
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I think this book if the marketing and pitching was right I would have went in with clear expections. I think it is a very good spooky small town read with second chance romance. The witchy elemetns was super small and not a big part of the story. This story gave me massive veronica mars vibes. I thought the story was fun but not nothing unique. It did not wow me, but it was okay!! ( )
  lmauro123 | Dec 28, 2023 |
*I got this book for review*

I think this book if the marketing and pitching was right I would have went in with clear expections. I think it is a very good spooky small town read with second chance romance. The witchy elemetns was super small and not a big part of the story. This story gave me massive veronica mars vibes. I thought the story was fun but not nothing unique. It did not wow me, but it was okay!! ( )
  lmauro123 | Dec 28, 2023 |
Took me a while to read it because it was such a slow, intriguing burn but I didn’t want it to end. The action picked up at the end causing me to stay up late to finish reading it. Looking forward to other books by this author. Thanks to NetGalley for the review copy. ( )
  DKnight0918 | Dec 23, 2023 |
I came into this book expecting magic, second chance romance, and mystery. I was really excited and had it on my TBR list months before it actually came out. But ultimately I was disappointed. I got all of those in very small doses, never enough to fully pull me into the story.

This tells the tale of August Salt and Emery Blackwood, childhood friends turned high school sweethearts, who are caught in the middle of a murder mystery involving their mutual friend, Lily. August is accused of killing her and leaves the island without Emery, and comes back fourteen years later to bury his mother’s ashes. Except the island and it’s dwellers want him gone, and everyone has a secret they would do anything to keep hidden. This takes place on a magical island off the coast of the Pacific Northwest.

This is told mostly in Emery and August’s POV, with about 5? 6? I lost count…other POVs sprinkled in to flesh out the murder mystery. They are all written in first person. It time jumps between their final year in high school and the present, with the ending jumping into the future.

So first, what I liked. The book did deliver on one promise, and that it was atmospheric. I really did feel like I was there. And I really enjoyed the setting. I lived in Seattle for two years and this brought me back. I also enjoyed Ms. Young’s prose, even if it was purple-y at times.

What I didn’t like…where do I start? The characterization was poor, IMO. I never got a good sense of who Emery or August really were as people. Felt like I didn’t know anything about them, and couldn’t connect or relate to either of them. Because of that, I felt zero chemistry between them. I always enjoy reading the scene when the love interests finally get together, but this time, I skimmed over it, as I skimmed over many parts of the book. I got confused which secondary character was which, there were so many names and they weren’t very distinctive as characters. I was getting confused who was who. All the characters felt very one-dimensional.

Also, this book was billed as adult but it felt very YA in the writing and characterization. The main characters were in their 30s, yet acted like teenagers, or people in their very early 20s, and that they were just stuck in their teenage selves. I saw very little difference between their past and present selves, though fourteen years had passed. I found their endless pining and yearning eye roll-inducing and unbelievable. Nothing really happens when they’re adults…all the plot and action happens during the flashbacks to the past. Emery and August just…do nothing most of the time and they seemed very passive.

Also, the motive behind the murder and when the perpetrator is revealed, it left a bad taste in my mouth. Come on, it’s 2022, we can do better than this.

This could have been a YA contemporary / murder mystery and I feel like that would have been a more accurate description.

Don’t get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with YA and I enjoy a good YA story from time to time. I just don’t like feeling like I’m readying YA when I’m in the mood for an adult book, and vice versa.

There was so little magic that I think to call this fantasy does the genre a disservice…perhaps magical realism is the proper term? There are undercurrents of witches and spells but it’s never fully explored, only hints of it here and there and then it was used at the end as a cop-out to explain the murder. I forgot magic existed at some points in the book.

I understand Ms. Young was a YA writer previously, so I understand it’s tough to switch age groups. I may check out her YA books if the urge strikes, but I don’t think I’ll be reading another of her adult novels again. ( )
  galian84 | Dec 1, 2023 |
While I did like this book, it took me longer than normal to finish it. It's about an island that depends on an apple orchard to furnish most residents with jobs. There's magical realism along with a mystery as to what actually happened to Lily all those years ago. ( )
  Dianekeenoy | Nov 7, 2023 |
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Fantasy. Fiction. Literature. Thriller. HTML:??Lush with secrets, magic, and a past that won??t stay where it belongs, this novel is (quite fittingly) spellbinding.???JODI PICOULT, author of Wish You Were Here
From New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young comes a deeply atmospheric story about ancestral magic, an unsolved murder, and a second chance at true love.

Emery Blackwood??s life changed forever the night her best friend was found dead and the love of her life, August Salt, was accused of murdering her. Years later, she is doing what her teenage self swore she never would: living a quiet existence on the misty, remote shores of Saoirse Island and running the family??s business, Blackwood??s Tea Shoppe Herbal Tonics & Tea Leaf Readings. But when the island, rooted in folklore and magic, begins to show signs of strange happenings, Emery knows that something is coming. The morning she wakes to find that every single tree on Saoirse has turned color in a single night, August returns for the first time in fourteen years and unearths the past that the town has tried desperately to forget.
August knows he is not welcome on Saiorse, not after the night everything changed. As a fire raged on at the Salt family orchard, Lily Morgan was found dead in the dark woods, shaking the bedrock of their tight-knit community and branding August a murderer. When he returns to bury his mother??s ashes, he must confront the people who turned their backs on him and face the one wound from his past that has never healed??Emery. But the town has more than one reason to want August gone, and the emergence of deep betrayals and hidden promises spanning generations threaten to reveal the truth behind Lily??s myst

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