The Spellshop Sarah Beth Durst

Posted June 5, 2024 by jrsbookr in Uncategorized / 1 Comment

by Sarah Beth Durst
The Spellshop  Sarah Beth DurstThe Spellshop Published by Pan Macmillan on July 9, 2024
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Dragons & Mythical Creatures, Fiction / Fantasy / Romance, Fiction / Romance / Fantasy, Fiction / Romance / General, Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Pages: 384
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Perfect for fans of Travis Baldree and TJ Klune, The Spellshop by Sarah Beth Durst is a cosy fantasy tale full of stolen spellbooks, unexpected friendships, sweet jams and even sweeter romance.

'Reading this book was like sitting in the sun . . . a warm, peaceful delight of a novel' - Katherine Arden, author of The Bear and the Nightingale

Every home needs a little magic . . .

Kiela has always had trouble dealing with people, and as librarian at the Great Library of Alyssium, she hasn't had to.

She and her assistant, Caz, a sentient spider plant, have spent most of the last eleven years sequestered among the empire's precious spellbooks, protecting the magic for the city's elite. But a revolution is brewing and when the library goes up in flames, Kiela and Caz steal whatever books they can and flee to the faraway island where she grew up. But to her dismay, in addition to a nosy - and very handsome - neighbour, she finds the town in disarray.

The empire has slowly been draining power from the island, and now Kiela is determined to make things right. But opening up her own spellshop comes with its own risks - the consequence of sharing magic with commoners is death. And as Kiela starts to make a place for herself among the townspeople, she realizes she must break down the walls she has kept so high . . .

From award-winning author Sarah Beth Durst, The Spellshop is a cottagecore cosy fantasy following a woman's unexpected journey through the low-stakes market of illegal spell-selling and the high-risk business of starting over.

'Sarah Beth Durst is the hidden gem of the fantasy world' - Book Riot


The Spellshop by Sarah Beth Durst is very much a Sarah book; there are authors out there that you pick up the book, you read a few lines, and you know who wrote it. Every page is filled with magic, special characters and creatures, a sweet romance, and the goal of doing your best with what you know is right and, dang, the consequences. I love Kiela, and Caz and Meep will forever be in my heart. I want Caz to be my assistant. There is so much to love about The Spellshop, so don’t let the fact that it is labeled adult scare you. I would not have an issue with my teenager reading this. Sarah is an excellent author; she can write for any age group, and it will always be worth reading. A 5-star read from me: pick up The Spellshop for your cozy, magical summer read this July.

About Sarah Beth Durst

Sarah Beth Durst is the award-winning author of over twenty fantasy books for adults, teens, and kids, including THE QUEENS OF RENTHIA series, DRINK SLAY LOVE, and SPARK. She won an American Library Association Alex Award and a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award and has been a finalist for SFWA’s Andre Norton Nebula Award three times. She is a graduate of Princeton University and lives in Stony Brook, New York, with her husband, her children, and her ill-mannered cat.

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