October 29, 2018

#BookReview: The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel by @AlyssInWnderlnd

About the Book:

When Ichabod Crane arrives in the spooky little village of Sleepy Hollow as the new schoolmaster, Katrina Van Tassel is instantly drawn to him. Through their shared love of books and music, they form a friendship that quickly develops into romance. Ichabod knows that as an itinerant schoolteacher of little social standing, he has nothing to offer the wealthy Katrina – unlike her childhood friend-turned-enemy, Brom Van Brunt, who is the suitor Katrina’s father favors.

But when romance gives way to passion, Ichabod and Katrina embark on a secret love affair, sneaking away into the woods after dark to be together – all while praying they do not catch sight of Sleepy Hollow’s legendary Headless Horseman. That is, until All Hallows’s Eve, when Ichabod suddenly disappears, leaving Katrina alone and in a perilous position.

Enlisting the help of her friend – and rumored witch – Charlotte Jansen, Katrina seeks the truth of Ichabod Crane’s disappearance, investigating the forest around Sleepy Hollow using unconventional – often magical – means. What they find forces Katrina to question everything she once knew, and to wonder if the Headless Horseman is perhaps more than just a story after all. In Alyssa Palombo's The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel nothing is as it seems, and love is a thing even death won't erase.




About the Author: ALYSSA PALOMBO is the author of The Violinist of Venice and The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence. She is a recent graduate of Canisius College with degrees in English and creative writing, respectively. A passionate music lover, she is a classically trained musician as well as a big fan of heavy metal. When not writing, she can be found reading, hanging out with her friends, traveling, or planning for next Halloween. She lives in Buffalo, New York, where she is always at work on a new novel.
Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Recommended Age: Adult
Genre: Fiction (Retellings)
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My Review: This retelling of Sleepy Hallow was so good. I loved the way this story was told and all the characters! The story flowed so well and I just could not put this one down.  I do not read many adult books that I fall in love with so this one you know was really good.  I will say that I wished that it would have been just a tad longer as it felt that the ending was just slightly rushed.  But other than that this book hit it out of the park! 

Do I Recommend this book? Yes I would recommend this to those who love the story of Sleepy Hallow as well as those who love retellings and historical fiction. 

Go Into This One Knowing:  Retelling
 








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