• Abbie Smith

A Spell of Rowans by Nash Bird

I recently signed up for NetGalley so I could access books early. I didn't expect to get approved for many, but this one sounded super witchy, which is right up my alley!

What a surprisingly fun read! I didn't think I'd like the main character, Vic. Her voice in the early chapters sort of turned me off but I realize it's because I see a lot of myself in her. Vic escaped childhood trauma and has to return to the place it all took place. As a survivor of childhood abuse and neglect, Nash's portrayal of Rachel Rowan through the perspective of her daughter was very realistic. So realistic at times it made me uncomfortable. I am a huge fan of all things witchy. While I usually like to get more of a background to the magic system, I kind of liked not knowing it here. Vic and her siblings have gifts, talents. And they use them to find out the truth behind their mothers nefarious deeds before and after death. I'd give an arm for a guy like Reed Easton. ❤ All in all, my only wish would have been to see more descriptive details-sights, sounds, feelings-and not being told so much. This was a fun read and the ending made me chuckle.


My only complaint is the genre was listed as Magical Realism, and this was more urban fantasy/women's fiction.


Abbie

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