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Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite
Both a mysterious and cryptic tale about legends coming true, "The Selkie Spell" by Sophie Moss was a great break from reality. Told in alternating perspectives, it gives a glimpse into the rich mythological history of Ireland through a modern day lens. If you thought "Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty" had it tough, wait until you hear the legend of the Selkies of Seal Island. When a man steals the pelt of an Irish Selkie, or seal maiden, he has power over her for the rest of her life! "The Selkie Spell" delves into this myth head first, and tracks down a small town full of really big characters who all live and work together to form a real community. Even newcomer Tara finds a place within the town, healing her soul and her spirit from a dark past. However, her past may soon come back to haunt her. She struggles to discover her heritage among the people of Seal Island, all the while building a family and a romance that allows her to withstand the demons that come back to haunt her.
This book was a hauntingly beautiful mythological adaptation. I am a huge fan of myths being brought to modern times, and "The Selkie Spell" has been one of the best I have read. Though the pacing is a bit odd the plot seems to plod along as the romance burst out of nowhere. I found myself captivated by the beautiful scenery and enjoying the heartbreaking but moving story that drove the novel. A very enjoyable book for those who love thrillers, romance, history and drama!