Book Title: The Weeping Books of Blinney Lane
Book Author: Drea Damara
Genre: Adult Fantasy
Publishing Date: September 27th, 2018
Publisher: BHC Press/ Indigo
Synopsis: Welcome to Blinney Lane, a historical Salem shopping district controlled by a witch’s curse.
Sarah Allister just wants a normal life running her bookstore and daydreaming about the handsome deliveryman. Contentment seems within reach, even if she has to deal with the daily phenomena that occur in her shop.
But when her spirited nephew shows up to spend the summer, all bets are off. Now Sarah must keep Ricky from discovering the curse of Blinney Lane and awakening its full power.
Will Ricky heed Sarah’s warnings? Or will he accidentally awaken the magical weeping books and send Sarah back to a land she swore to forget?
Get ready for a modern fairy tale that will sweep you away to lands beyond your imagination.
The Weeping Books of Blinney Lane was wondrous and magical. It reminded me of The Princess Bride and The Neverending Story with the nostalgia it made me feel. It was enchanting and entertaining, and such an easy read!
I loved how drawn in to the story I was. I loved that it felt like a story within a story. And, I loved how everything just flowed and made me feel like I was in a dream.
This book honestly fit the definition of fantasy. It had a little realism to it, but the rest was pure imagination and creativity. It was spellbinding and vivid and felt like a faerie tale!
I enjoyed the history of the witch’s curse in the story. I loved the uniqueness behind the story of the weeping books, and the magic involved in being sent to the story lands within them. And I enjoyed all the humor and charm sprinkled throughout.
Damara did a beautiful job with blending the real with the make believe. She put so much detail in to the world of Blinney Lane, and Farwin Woods. Both worlds came to life right on the pages. She also did an incredible job with creating entertaining, realistically flawed characters that drove the story home.
This one was such a delightful read. I don’t even feel that my review has done it justice. I couldn’t put it down. Books like this one are the reason I read. I truly became lost in the story and thoroughly enjoyed it!
Thank you to Shalini at Digital Reads and the author for providing me with this free e-ARC in exchange for my honest review, and as part of the tour.
About The Author:
Drea Damara grew up in Illinois working on her family’s farm. Raised in a home of seven with only one television, she spent her free time reading and roaming the woods. She set writing aside to join the Army and later returned to the Middle East, conducting similar work as a civilian. Drea enjoys writing in multiple genres and is currently working on additional installments of her Blinney Lane series.
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