Welcome to book spotlight where instead of giving you another book review, I’m just going to talk about books I’ve read recently that I enjoyed. Prepare yourself for the fangirl gushing.
If Encanto embodies the color and brightness of spring and summer, then Ravenfall by Kalyn Josephson is the autumn-winter, Celtic-based cousin. A family full of special abilities, a magical sentient house, family drama, mythology and mystery—this book has it all!
The best part of this book other than the characters is definitely the aesthetic. This book breathes the autumn, Halloween vibe and has such cozy magic alongside the dark danger of monsters and myths. There are so many little details woven into the world and setting that just make this book thrive.
I adore Annabella and her boisterous family of psychics. Each ability is so unique and fun and is important to the plotline in some manner. I love Max the Jabberwocky cat and the enchanted house that seems to move and breathe and think all on its own. This book is just so fun.
Colin is also a great protagonist and I love that Kalyn doesn’t shy away from darker themes in her middle grade story. The monsters and magic are so cool and I love how they’re based on Celtic mythology. It’s fantastic how everything plays out and comes together for that ending.
I’m excited to see what Kalyn does next with these characters and world because it definitely could use a sequel.