Monday, September 17, 2012

IE Reviews: The Selkie Spell

It’s time for another review of an indie author who, though they are not one of the Indie Elite, they are worthy of recognition. Today I bring you The Selkie Spell by Sophie Moss. Both the description and the lovely cover of this novel drew me in but it was the beautiful writing that kept me reading. The very first page immersed me into a watery world of tragedy that I didn't want to leave, and it deepened from there. My heart ached for Tara and the ghosts of her past. And the descriptions, ah the descriptions! The author made me feel as though I were in Ireland, breathing the salty air, feeling the sand between my toes. You won't want to put this one down until you've read the last words!

There was only one hang up that kept me from giving it five stars. The author switched points of view from one main character to the other, within the same page. It was a bit disconcerting and confusing at times. Normally such an issue would have made me stop reading and refuse to do a review. But the rest of the writing, and the story, were so compelling that I simply couldn’t stop reading. I hope you’ll give it a try despite this issue because if you don’t, you’ll be missing a fantastic story by an artist of a writer. For a debut novel it was excellent.


  1. I enjoyed The Selkie Spell as well. (And no, the author and I are not related, despite having same last name.) The world Sophie creates is visually stunning and kept me turning the page.

  2. I must admit, I wondered! And I couldn't agree more, I was completely immersed in the world!

  3. This book is so lovely! I just read The Selkie Enchantress (her sequel to this one) and it far exceeded my expectations. I hope Sophie Moss writes books for a long, long time!