Spells for Forgetting
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Spells for Forgetting : the magical and compelling mystery perfect for winter nights

4.03 (10,854 ratings by Goodreads)
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THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'Spellbinding' JODI PICOULT
'Bewitching' REBECCA ROSS
'Exquisite' STEPHANIE GARBER
'Captivating' SUE LYNN TAN

From the New York Times bestselling author comes an evocative, compelling novel of ancestral magic, an unsolved murder, and a second chance at true love.

'There were tales that only the island knew. Ones that had never been told. I knew, because I was one of them.'

Emery Blackwood's life was forever changed on the eve of her high school graduation, when the love of her life, August Salt, was accused of murdering her best friend, Lily. She'd once dreamt of running away with August, eager to escape the misty, remote shores of Saoirse Island and chase new dreams together. Now, she is doing what her teenage self swore she never would: living a quiet existence among this tight-knit community steeped in folklore and tradition, ruled by the seasons and ancient superstitions.

But when August returns after fourteen years to bury his mother's ashes, Emery must confront her first love and the reason he left so abruptly. But the town wants August gone again. And as the island begins to show signs of strange happenings, the emergence of deep betrayals and hidden promises threatens to reveal the truth behind Lily's death once and for all.


'An immersive tale' CHANDLER BAKER

'So atmospheric it will leave you breathless' SARAH ADDISON ALLEN

'Gripping and enthralling' NYDIA HETHERINGTON

'Tense, lyrical and wholly romantic' RUTH EMMIE LANG
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Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 38mm | 590g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1529425352
  • 9781529425352
  • 60,992

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Tense, lyrical, and wholly romantic, Spells for Forgetting is as immersive a story as you could ask for. I could feel the salt on my skin, smell the smoke, and every page felt like a tentative step into a mist concealing all of Saoirse's darkest secrets
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Lush with secrets, magic, and a past that won't stay where it belongs, this novel is (quite fittingly) spellbinding * Jodi Picoult * A bewitching mystery, equal parts thrilling and romantic. I felt the isle's salt-laced winds, deeply rooted secrets, and the draw of the tides in Adrienne Young's stunning prose. Not to be missed * Rebecca Ross * A thrilling, rich mystery with exquisite twists. Adrienne Young's adult debut will trick you, bewitch you and leave you begging for more * Stephanie Garber * Spells for Forgetting seamlessly weaves mystery, magic, and love into a captivating tale. Deeply immersive and filled with intrigue, each page draws you closer and leaves you wanting more * Sue Lynn Tan * With magic, murder, and prose that reads like music, Adrienne Young weaves together an immersive tale amidst the Pacific Coast island of Saoirse where love and pain both stick to the bone and a novel that will surely stick with me for many years to come, too * Chandler Baker * With quiet magic like wind on a spooky autumn evening, Spells for Forgetting is so atmospheric it will leave you breathless. Adrienne Young's exquisite prose blends slow-burn romance and intense mystery into a beautiful, twisty gem of a novel. You won't want to miss this one * Sarah Addison Allen * A mysterious island with a will of its own. A fire. A murder. Love and betrayal, secrets and deep connections. And everything tinged with magic. A gripping and enthralling read. Beautifully crafted storytelling * Nydia Hetherington * Tense, lyrical, and wholly romantic, Spells for Forgetting is as immersive a story as you could ask for. I could feel the salt on my skin, smell the smoke, and every page felt like a tentative step into a mist concealing all of Saoirse's darkest secrets * Ruth Emmie Lang * Bewitching * E Online * Young casts a spell that will keep readers turning the pages * Publishers Weekly * While Young's fascinating, atmospheric, and mystical adult debut blends a few different genres, it is a mystery at its core * BuzzFeed * This tale has a claustrophobic Stranger Things atmosphere . . . highly emotional * Daily Mail * Haunting and mythical * Woman * At its heart this is a book about a community and relationships . . . thrilling * SF Books *
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About Adrienne Young

Adrienne Young is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Fable duology and the Sky in the Deep duology. She is a foodie with a deep love of history and travel and a shameless addiction to coffee. When she's not writing, you can find her on her yoga mat, sipping wine over long dinners, or disappearing into her favorite art museums. She lives with her documentary filmmaker husband and their four little wildlings in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
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Rating details

10,854 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 34% (3,702)
4 41% (4,477)
3 19% (2,109)
2 4% (475)
1 1% (91)
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