Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young

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Spells for Forgetting: A Novel

“There are spells for breaking and spells for mending. But there are no spells for forgetting.”
Spells for Forgetting
by Adrienne Young
Pub Date – 9/27/22
There is something about small towns. Especially forested small towns surrounded by water, they seem magical. This town needs the economy of tourists during the season but they would rather do without the outside world.

There are so many secrets being held and so many secrets from a tragedy that happens. There are so many that seem complicit or guilty of something in some way.

Told in multiple timelines and POV giving bits of story of the tragedy, the happy times before and present day

Loved the magic in this land and the witchy women.  The story just unfolded as we learned more about Emery, August, Dutch and Lily. Did they ever know eachother?

I just couldn’t put this down I was on the edge of my seat!

❓ Do you have a lot of places you keep books?
I have two small bookcases, shelves on my walls and little bins like these start. I must be stopped!

🃏XXI The World – You’re at the end of a long, arduous journey and success is at hand. Savor the moment by reflecting on everything it took for you to get here. You’ve worked hard and are finally achieving  your long term goals. Pause the enjoy your success before stepping into the next phase of your life, The World calls for celebration.

🌙 Brooklyn picked this card.

✨This was my BOTM add-on this month.

Thank you @randomhouse and @netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.


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.


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