Review ~ Spellbook of the Lost and Found

Posted August 7, 2017 by Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog in Reviews / 41 Comments

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Review ~ Spellbook of the Lost and FoundSpellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle
Published by Kathy Dawson Books on August 8th 2017
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 368
Format: ARC
Source: Gifted
5 Stars

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...


I absolutely loved The Accident Season when I listened to it. It was kind of strange and mysterious but the characters really were unique and the story was interesting. When I saw Spellbook (and that cover!!!) I was jazzed. I loved the premise of these groups of friends who had lost and also found things including this spellbook which might set everything right again.

Again we have a lot of unique characters in this one. We follow several different of them as POVs in the story and eventually in some way they all meet up as the story comes together. I think how the story was woven and came together was my favorite part. There was this mysterious feeling throughout and it kept me so hooked. I was able to figure some pieces out but never quite all of it and I loved that. There was a lot of good looks into friendships and those dynamics as well as some romance that went on as well.

I know that was all vague and what have you but this is best just gone into with as little as possible. If you liked The Accident Season I think this will be a hit for you and if you haven’t read it it I still think this on is a gem not to be missed.

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

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41 responses to “Review ~ Spellbook of the Lost and Found

  1. Sam@WLABB

    I totally agree, that if you liked The Accident Season, this will be a winner for you too. I will say, I may have liked this one more. The way Fowley-Doyle wove the story was awesome. Liane Morarity does that so well too, and I find the final product incredible when I am able to zoom out and see the big picture. Great review.
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  2. I have an ARC of this that I need to get started on! I had mixed feelings about The Accident Season, but admit I loved the tone of the novel- I almost feel like if this one is similar it would make a great Halloween read!

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