Spells For Forgetting

Spells For Forgetting by Adrienne Young This book has it all... romance, an unsolved mystery, magic and lots of family drama. The Premise: Emery and August were more than just high-school sweethearts, they were soul-mates. But one night, right before they are due to run away together, their close friend, Lily, is found dead. The... Continue Reading →

Cackle

Cackle by Rachel Harrison This book feels a bit like a Halloween fairy tale, making it perfect for a Fall Read, at least in my book. The Premise:  Annie is dumped by her longtime boyfriend.  Since she can’t afford to live on her own in Manhattan, she takes a teaching job in a quaint town... Continue Reading →

Night Circus

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern The premise -  A secret duel between two illusionists.  They have been training for this competition since they were children.  Little do they know, only one can make it out alive. And where would such a dual take place? Why yes, in a magical circus that arrives without warning... Continue Reading →

First Frost

First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen It’s time for FALL READING!!!  I love this time of year.  It’s perfect for both light books with a hint of magical realism and creepy thriller/ crime books. This book is solidly in the first camp. This is a sequel to Garden Spells, but if you didn’t read it,... Continue Reading →

The Binding

The Binding by Bridget Collins I just finished this book in audio and immediately ordered a physical copy to re-read as soon as it arrives.  I loved this book in audio, but there was so much going on, I fear I missed things.  The premise: Imagine a world where books are actually bound memories.  When... Continue Reading →

The Once and Future Witches

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow What could be more perfect for Halloween than a book about witches?! The Premise: This is a story of three sisters (Bella, Agnes and June) overcoming a horrible childhood and reconnecting as adults. Add in women's suffrage & racial inequality and you end up with a... Continue Reading →

Garden Spells

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen I really enjoyed this slightly witch-y book.  I would describe the story as ‘The Language of Flowers’ meets ‘Practical Magic’. The Premise:  At the heart of this story is the Waverley family.  Claire still lives in the family home, tending the garden and using the flowers from the garden... Continue Reading →

The Ten Thousand Doors of January

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow Have you ever seen a more beautiful book cover?  Me neither.   I have to admit I struggled a little to get into this book.  However, because I heard good things about it, I didn’t give up. During the first few chapters, I was concerned the... Continue Reading →

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