It is the eerie aspect to The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta that makes me feel rather hesitant about reading it. I was actually really excited about this book when I first began reading the synopsis, but as I delved further into the snippet of the story, I began to feel rather disinterested. And honestly, that happened the second it mentioned a dead boy. I just…why?
I feel as though this book is probably for the sort who enjoy mysteries and thriller-esque stories. Those have never really been for me, so I think I’ll be passing on this one.
The spellbinding tale of six queer witches forging their own paths, shrouded in the mist, magic, and secrets of the ancient California redwoods.
Danny didn’t know what she was looking for when she and her mother spread out a map of the United States and Danny put her finger down on Tempest, California. What she finds are the Grays: a group of friends who throw around terms like queer and witch like they’re ordinary and everyday, though they feel like an earthquake to Danny. But Danny didn’t just find the Grays. They cast a spell that calls her halfway across the country, because she has something they need: she can bring back Imogen, the most powerful of the Grays, missing since the summer night she wandered into the woods alone. But before Danny can find Imogen, she finds a dead boy with a redwood branch through his heart. Something is very wrong amid the trees and fog of the Lost Coast, and whatever it is, it can kill. Lush, eerie, and imaginative, Amy Rose Capetta’s tale overflows with the perils and power of discovery — and what it means to find your home, yourself, and your way forward.
How do you feel about The Lost Coast? What do you think of the murdered boy? About the queer witches? Does this seem like a book you’d want on your TBR or no? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!