Review – The goblins of Bellwater

Title: The goblins of bellwater

Author: Molly Ringle

Format: E-Arc (from NetGalley)

Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing

Page count: 184

Release day: 1st October 2017

Series: Standalone

Rating: 3 stars


What is it about?

Most people have no idea goblins live in the woods around the small town of Bellwater. But some are about to find out.
Skye, an artist who works in a coffee shop, falls victim to a goblin curse in the forest one night. This curse leaves her depressed and silenced, She can’t speak of what happened to her. Her older sister, Livy, doesn’t know what’s wrong with her. The local mechanic Kit would know, but he doesn’t talk of such things: he’s the only human liaison for the goblin tribe, a job he keeps secret and never wanted, and was thrust upon him by an ancient family contract.
Unaware of what happened to Skye, Kit starts dating Livy, trying to keep it casual to protect her from the attention of the goblins. Meanwhile, unknowing 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.
It’s a midwinter night’s enchantment as Livy, the only one untainted by a spell, sets out to save them on a dangerous magical path of her own.


What I thought:

Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with this arc! All opinions are my own.

For some reason I expected this book to take place in the past, so I was quite shocked when I found out this took place in the current time/ world?!

It took me surprisingly long to get into this book, since it is quite a short book. The first half of this book is mostly about Skye being getting cursed, and about the romance. Which for me personally was quite boring. But past the halfway point more action happened, so here it started to get more interesting for me!’

I was not a really big fan of Skye, mostly because she didn’t talk, which was kind of the point, but it annoyed me. I did really like Kit and Grady!

I would say, even though this book is really short, it was kind of to long for not so much action.

I’m not really interested in reading another book by Molly Ringle, this is just not my kind of book! I did enjoy it for what it was though.


Recommend for:

Someone who wants to read a fantasy book, with mostly romance?! I’m actually not really sure if I will recommend this book. It was okay for what it was, but it could have been so much better!


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