Spellbook of the Lost and Found, Moïra Fowley-Doyle (2017)
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Magical Realism
What a fantastic magical realism adventure that was reminiscent of Neil Gaiman, I loved it! This was the perfect mix of bizarre, magic and teen struggles. I loved every minute of this and will be reading more by this superb author.
I love the way magical realism doesn’t quite fit into the fantasy genre, but yet as a reader we totally accept the bizarre things that are happening. I love books like this, they always end up being my favourite. This was totally helped too by some weird characters and a jaw dropping plot twist. This is another top box for diversity, looking at a female bisexuality, which I always think should be written about more.
The plot had such a good build up to the end point, it had me on the edge of my seat to find out the ending and when I did, I loved it! The writing was intriguing at all points and painted a gorgeous picture of this Irish setting. This is definitely an autumn worthy book, if you didn’t already get that from the beautiful cover – I want that woman’s hair!
I’ve kept this spoiler free so you will go and read it! Go on… read it…