Spellbook of the Lost and Found

Spellbook of the Lost and Found

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The highly anticipated new book from the acclaimed author of The Accident Season is a gorgeous, twisty story about things gone missing, things returned from the past, and a group of teenagers, connected in ways they could never have imagined. 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...show more

Product details

  • 14+
  • Hardback | 357 pages
  • 145 x 211 x 30mm | 476g
  • Kathy Dawson Books
  • English
  • 0525429492
  • 9780525429494
  • 419,780

About Moira Fowley-Doyle

Moira Fowley-Doyle is half-French, half-Irish, and lives in Dublin with her husband, their young daughters, and their old cat. Moira's French half likes red wine and dark books in which everybody dies. Her Irish half likes tea and happy endings. Moira started a PhD on vampires in young adult fiction before concentrating on writing young adult fiction with no vampires in it whatsoever. She wrote her first novel at the age of eight, when she was told that if she wrote a story about spiders she wouldn't be afraid of them anymore. Moira is still afraid of spiders, but has never stopped writing stories. She is the author of The Accident Season and Spellbook of the Lost and Found.show more

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Praise for "The Accident Season" "Fowley-Doyle s stunning debut novel weaves the temporal and the spiritual into a seamless reality, rich in emotional impact. Devastating loss and abuse are balanced by romance, teen hijinks, and spine-tingling discoveries....This thought-provoking narrative will cast its spell over older teens and adults alike." "School Library Journal," starred review "Ghosts, secrets, and magic collide in this Irish author's astonishing debut....a moving portrait of a fractured family, knitting itself back together with courage and love. A powerful novel from an exciting new talent." "Kirkus, "starred review "Beautifully crafted and atmospheric, the magic realism of this book gradually peels away to expose secrets and reveal unexpected truths. Readers will be swept away by Fowley-Doyle s lyrical writing and entrancing premise in this tale of forbidden love and magic." "Booklist" "Sensuous, eerie, lyrical...Fowley-Doyle s"The Accident Season"reads like a poem. The mystery is intriguing, the writing is gorgeous, and the characters are vivid. A lovely debut." April Tulcholke, author of"Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" ""The Accident Season"is amazing." Holly Black "Atmospheric and magical." "VOYA""A lyrical and sometimes chilling exploration of the ways in which we manipulate memories to fall in line with our present narrative the lies we tell ourselves to keep our brains safe and happy. Cara s narration brilliantly, sometimes brutally conveys the unraveling of both Cara and her family and the bittersweet ending will haunt readers as much it does Cara." BCCB"""show more

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906 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
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4 40% (360)
3 23% (212)
2 7% (61)
1 3% (28)
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