Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Goblins of Bellwater

I'm so excited for the release of THE GOBLINS OF BELLWATER by Molly Ringle! I was given early access to the book via NetGalley and am happy to give my honest review: I LOVED IT!

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Here's the official description:

A story inspired by Christina Rossetti's eerie, sensual poem, "Goblin Market"...
Most people have no idea goblins live in the woods around the small town of Bellwater, Washington. But some are about to find out.

Skye, a young barista and artist, falls victim to a goblin curse in the forest one winter night, rendering her depressed and silenced, unable to speak of what happened. Her older sister, Livy, is at wit’s end trying to understand what’s wrong with her. Local mechanic Kit would know, but he doesn’t talk of such things: he’s the human liaison for the goblin tribe, a job he keeps secret and never wanted, thrust on him by an ancient family contract.

Unaware of what’s happened to Skye, Kit starts dating Livy, trying to keep it casual to protect her from the attention of the goblins. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Kit, Skye draws his cousin Grady into the spell through an enchanted kiss in the woods, dooming Grady and Skye both to become goblins and disappear from humankind forever.

It’s a midwinter night’s enchantment as Livy, the only one untainted by a spell, sets out to save them on a dangerous magical path of her own.

Sounds great, right?

I really loved the atmosphere created in this book. It takes place in the Pacific Northwest so it's not high fantasy, but there was an eerie feeling to the book that started immediately. The characters are all so interesting and I really enjoyed how they interacted with each other.

I also really liked how the earth, air, wind, and fire elements played into the story. The final climax of the book is awesome and I thought Molly Ringle wrote those parts so well!

I definitely recommend this book to you all! Let me know if you read it!

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