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Spells for Forgetting: The utterly compelling and atmospheric new novel from the bestselling author of Fable

Adrienne Young

4 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A deeply atmospheric novel set on a remote island steeped in magic and haunted by an unsolved murder, from the New York Times bestselling author.

'Spellbinding' JODI PICOULT

'Exquisite' STEPHANIE GARBER

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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Praise for Spells for Forgetting: The utterly compelling and atmospheric new novel from the bestselling author of Fable

  • PRAISE FOR ADRIENNE YOUNG: 'Gripping and exquisitely written' - Stephanie Garber on The Girl the Sea Gave Back

  • Eerie and beautiful - Kristen Ciccarelli on The Girl the Sea Gave Back

  • Young has a way with words - they are powerful, raw, and filled with emotion - Indie Next List Review on The Girl the Sea Gave Back

  • Young blends adventure and intrigue . . . Memorable characters reinforce the theme of found family, while a slow-burning romance adds a tense undercurrent - Publishers Weekly on Fable

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