★★☆☆☆- Two Stars
Goodreads: One stormy summer night, Olive and her best friend, Rose, begin to lose things. It starts with simple items like hair clips and jewelry, 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 realize it might be their chance to set everything right. Unless it’s leading them towards secrets that were never meant to be found . . .
- There were a lot of characters and they all have plant names so I got them confused the whole time,
- Especially the three different first person narrators who sounded really similar. I would get halfway through a chapter before realizing who was talking.
- The sheer amount of characters made it hard to have any sort of real character development. There were reveals about the characters, but I don’t think any of them really changed as a result of these events.
- There really wasn’t that much romance, but there was lust which is less fun to read than romance. I didn’t care if the characters ended up together or not.
- The whole time I was waiting for something big to happen, but then nothing really did.
- The stakes weren’t that high the whole time: they had to do the spell to find their lost things but none of them seemed to care that much if they got their things back anyway.
- I was so apathetic to their cause that it was hard for me to get into this book let alone like it.
What did you think of this book? Do you also get super confused when characters have similar names?