Published – October 1st 2017
Genre – Young Adult
Summary – 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.
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Thoughts on The Goblins of Bellwater:
This was an impulse library book. I was instantly pulled in by the summary on the back. ((Also, the cover it really pretty, is it not?!))
Boy, it did not disappoint!
The Goblins of Bellwater was good mixture of modern day and fantasy. I think the goblin world was very well-written and I surprisingly enjoyed reading all about the fae realm.
I’d say it is for older YA audience. Had some more mature pieces, but not close to becoming a New Adult book.
The story went by way too fast, but I don’t think the author could have changed anything about that. There is a fine line between making the story longer and dragging out the book.
I also really enjoyed the author’s note at the end where Molly Ringle explained how she came up with the different aspects of the story.
I’m glad The Goblins of Bellwater caught my eye on the new shelf at the library. And I loved it!
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