Spells for Forgetting: A Novel (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “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

A deeply atmospheric story about ancestral magic, an unsolved murder, and a second chance at true love

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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 mysterious death once and for all.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
ER
Emily Rankin
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
11:40
hr min
RELEASED
2022
September 27
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
SIZE
717.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Lazer_Liz ,

Could have been 3 chapters long

I feel bad writing this review, but want to be honest. I am a slow reader, so when I commit to a book, it takes a long time for me to finish. I had asked a book store clerk for recommendations similar to the Darker Shades of Magic series, and was told this was a good option. There was little to no magic in a book that has “spells” in the title. The story itself was dull and anticlimactic, and the romance was mediocre at best. I think there are too many minuscule details that could have been time spent on creating a more compelling story. I have heard reviews saying this was the authors first adult style book, and I would say it could have used more of the maturity aspects. I would recommend this book for people who read books quickly and like a gloomy PG small town murder mystery. I would not recommend this book to someone looking for a juicy murder magic mystery novel that continues to keep you on the edge of your seat. I’m sure the author put a lot of work into this book, and it was very well written which is why I’m giving it a 2/5. The last few chapters got somewhat exciting, but it was overall underwhelming.

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