One stormy summer night, Olive and her best friend, Rose, begin to lose things. It starts with simple items like hair clips and jewellery, but soon it’s clear that Rose has lost something bigger; something she won’t talk about.
Then Olive meets three wild, mysterious strangers: Ivy, Hazel and Rowan. Like Rose, they’re mourning losses – and holding tight to secrets.
When they discover the ancient spellbook, full of hand-inked charms to conjure back lost things, they realise it might be their chance to set everything right. Unless it’s leading them towards secrets that were never meant to be found . . .
“This complex, ambitious, magical novel is gripping and as the plot unfolds, it is unflinching . . . but beneath the darkness shines a life-affirming message of love and redemption” (Daily Mail)
“Lush and deliciously twisty . . . Fowley-Doyle is herself a literary spell caster, conjuring up a suspenseful and sensual ambience in the forest on the edges of town and in the remains of bonfire revelry . . . This smart and sexy page-turner that readers will want to devour and share with their friends is a real find” (School Library Journal)
“Fowley-Doyle’s lush, atmospheric storytelling contrasts brilliantly with her characters’ teenage normalcy” (Kirkus)
“Spellbook is reminiscent of a medieval tapestry in its colour, complexity, and stylistic texture . . . [it is] sure to please teens who enjoyed Fowley-Doyle’s debut novel, The Accident Season.” (VOYA)
About the Author
Mo├»ra Fowley-Doyle is half-French, half-Irish and lives in Dublin with her husband, two young daughters and one old cat. Mo├»ra’s French half likes red wine and dark books in which everybody dies. Her Irish half likes tea and happy endings.
Mo├»ra spent several years at university studying vampires in young adult fiction before concentrating on writing young adult fiction with no vampires in it whatsoever. She wrote her first novel at the age of eight, when she was told that if she wrote a story about spiders she wouldn’t be afraid of them any more. Mo├»ra is still afraid of spiders, but has never stopped writing stories.