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Spells for Forgetting

By Adrienne Young
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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


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.

269 Reviews

Thinking Face“woah... I think i'm going to be thinking about this book for a long time... adrienne young has a way of story telling that is so incredibly immersive, and she gives you these little crumbs of the plot to keep you reading. I woke up everyday excited to read this book and learn the secrets of these characters. if you like atmospheric mystery vibes with interesting characters, read this book. if you don’t like winding plots, or you want an unpredictable ending this may not interest you. I loved it”
Believable charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingAddictiveSuspensefulDark settingImmersive settingAbuseViolence
Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes“so i read this in one sitting.. i was on the EDGE of my SEAT for the last 30%. these people on that island are fucking MESSY. if you love books where there’s like interwoven drama or you’re just a nosy person like lil ol’ me.. i think you’d like this. i love books where there’s like an old mystery in a town and there’s secrets and gossip and unresolved tension underfoot. that’s my SHIT.”
Multi-layered charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingAddictiveFast-pacedBeautiful settingMagical setting
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“From the moment I started reading it, I was addicted to the writing and the story. It was beautifully written and I liked the atmosphere in the book. It's not a 5 star just because some parts were predictable to me personally, but everything else was perfect.”
Multi-layered charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingEasy to readSuspensefulDark settingMagical setting
Thinking Face
Beautifully writtenMind-bendingSuspensefulTragicUnpredictableCreative settingMagical settingMystical
Slightly Smiling Face
Multi-layered charactersBeautifully writtenEasy to readSuspensefulTwistyUnpredictableCreative settingMystical

About Adrienne Young

Adrienne Young is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sky in the Deep duology and the Fable series. Her books have been published in over twenty-five countries. When she’s not writing, you can find her on her yoga mat, on a walk in the woods, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives and writes in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

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