Spend your final days of summer on the cliffs of Ireland with Moïra Fowley-Doyle’s Spellbook of the Lost and Found.
This newest release by the author of The Accident Season is a mystery and fantasy where secrets go missing and horrors return from the past, all driven by a red, leather-bound spell book.
On a wild summer night, Olive and her bestie, Rose, realize that they’re losing things. The loss starts with small household items, but soon Rose begins to slip away from Olive when her dark past returns.
Mysterious diary pages begin to appear across their home of Balmallen, population 2,400. A trio of wild kids are found in an abandoned house. Something is very wrong, and perhaps driven by the supernatural. But everything found requires a sacrifice.
When they discover the spell book, they realize that its hand-inked charms are meant to conjure back things that have been lost. It may be the key to settling their town back into a sleepy country village.
But the spell book may also be leading them towards things never meant to be found…
By far my favorite new release of the summer, Fowley-Doyle has written another must-read. With one character partially deaf and seamless LGBTQ+ inclusion, this book is not only deliciously thrilling but socially conscious.