ARC Review: The Forgotten Book

Title: The Forgotten Book

Author: Mechthild Gläser

Genre: YA Fantasy

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Synopsis: A Jane Austen-inspired YA tale about a sixteen-year-old girl who finds a magical book—and discovers that anything she writes inside it comes true.

Emma is used to things going her way. Her father is headmaster of her prestigious boarding school, her friends take her advice as gospel, and she’s convinced that a relationship with her long-time crush is on the horizon.

As it turns out, Emma hasn’t seen anything yet. When she finds an old book in an abandoned library, things really start going Emma’s way: anything she writes in the book comes true.

But the power of the book is not without consequences, and Emma soon realizes that she isn’t the only one who knows about it. Someone is determined to take it from her—and they’ll stop at nothing to succeed.

A new boy in school—the arrogant, aloof, and irritatingly handsome Darcy de Winter—becomes Emma’s unlikely ally as secrets are revealed and danger creeps ever closer.

Review: You know how sometimes you just need a book that is fun to read? A book that may be a tiny bit predictable and you might not agree with everything the characters do, but you just need something to sit down with and read without a whole lot of extra thinking? That was this book for me.

I ended up reading it in one sitting because I was just having so much fun with it. It’s set at a boarding school and there is a magical book that our main character stumbles upon. Once she realizes what the book can do, she must decide what to do with that knowledge and the book itself.

Honestly, this book had me at magical book. What more could an avid book reader ask for?! Definitely pick this one up if you’re looking for a light, fun read.

I also recommend The Book Jumper by the same author. Another great book about magical books!

Thank you so much to Fierce Reads for sending me an ARC of The Forgotten Book for review.


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