The Book of Secrets

The Book of Secrets

Helena Davies just wants a job that will get her out of her parents? basement. Abernathy?s Bookstore is disorganized, out of the way, and smells funny, but it pays well and promises to at least be interesting. She has no idea how interesting her life will become. By the end of the first day, Helena has a dead boss in the basement, an unexpected promotion, and the news that Helena Davies just wants a job that will get her out of her parents? basement. Abernathy?s Bookstore is disorgani...

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Title:The Book of Secrets
Author:Melissa McShane
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1948099632
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:192 pages pages

The Book of Secrets Reviews

  • KA
    May 08, 2018
    I just can't get enough of the enchanted library/bookstore trope. More, please! ...
  • Lisa Elizabeth
    Feb 12, 2018
    When I decided to review this book, I was a bit apprehensive. Sometimes books like these are vehicles for more of a paranormal romance type of book, which isn?t really my cup of tea. But this book had wonderful world building and character introductions. The plot was well developed. ...
  • Sherwood Smith
    Feb 18, 2018
    Like many urban fantasies, this one gets pretty dark there in the middle. At one point I thought it was going to be too dark for me. Helena Davies answers an ad for a bookstore job--and ends up solely responsible for the bookstore when the owner turns up dead on her first day. Fu...
  • Jan farnworth
    Mar 01, 2018
    This book basically describes what i wish would happen anytime i encounter an old bookstore. The owner mysteriously dies and Helena a plain muggle with no magical knowledge inherits the magical book store she just got hired to work in. Wow i devoured and adored this book. I am ...
  • Shannon
    Feb 19, 2018
    I loved this book!!! I got an advance copy to review, so I had a head start. Fangirling is all mine. ;) I might or might not have stayed up till 4am last night reading just one more chapter... until there were no more chapters. The world was both fairly simple and in depth. There is...
  • Melissa McShane
    Feb 19, 2018
    This book started as a depth exercise, practice in evocative description, and the first chapter turned into discovery writing. There were actually two of these exercises, both set in our world, and I liked them both well enough to consider turning them into novels. (The other one I eve...
  • Jacob Proffitt
    Feb 20, 2018
    My not yet and probably never will be standard disclaimer applies as I am still married to the author. Yes, I really am just that lucky. As always, I do my best to keep my reviews honest, but apply whatever windage you deem necessary to cover my (potential/probable) bias. This book ...
  • Jana Brown
    Feb 20, 2018
    Anyone who follows my reviews will not be surprised that I enjoyed this book. I am a confirmed fan of Melissa McShane's writing, and have the pleasure of beta reading for her. In particular, I appreciate her ability to write strong women who face danger in their own ways. ...
  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    May 17, 2018
    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy There are many ways to tackle a conflict, some more ethical than others. THE BOOK OF SECRETS presents a war against creatures from another dimension, two factions with their own ideas on how to win the war, and a young woman stuck in the m...
  • Shelley
    Feb 16, 2018
    *Source* Publisher via NetGalley *Genre* Fantasy, Paranormal *Rating* 3.5-4 *Thoughts* The Book of Secrets is the first installment in author Melissa McShane's The Last Oracle series. This is a brand new series from the author. I first became aware of the authors work through h...
  • Diane ~Firefly~
    Dec 10, 2018
    A bookshop that is really an oracle - cool! What I enjoyed: * Helena was a great MC. She was totally out of her depth, but keep on moving forward and was willing to ask for help * The setting, a bookstore where nothing is organized so anything could be there is perfect for an orac...
  • Penny Noble
    Feb 10, 2018
    This is the first book in a series titled The Last Oracle. I have never read this author before, and I wasn?t even aware she had written anything else until after I had read this book. That explains how well-written this book was; she isn?t a novice. Not only, though, was it was we...
  • Brent Johnson
    Feb 24, 2018
    The first day at a new job can be rough. Helena Davies? first day at Abernathy?s is murder. Hired on the spot after answering an ad, by the afternoon she?s found her new boss?s body in the basement and has discovered that she is the new owner and custodian of a magical bookstor...
  • Marjolein
    Jul 15, 2018
    Full review to come! ...
  • Beth
    Feb 19, 2018
    McShane wrote a whimsical, magical tale about a magical bookstore and the normal, every day human that inherits it. Helena Davies needed a job. She never thought when she walked through the door of Abernathy?s Bookstore she would be swept into a world that she never knew existed. Fin...
  • Kara
    Feb 10, 2018
    This book was interesting, intriguing, and slightly daunting! I am so impressed with the cover, but the summary felt slightly misleading to the actual story. I don't mind magic, it was very well written in this story, but this is what the summary revealed...."It?s the world?s only ...
  • Lissa Hawley
    Feb 10, 2018
    Just a fun little book. I am a dedicated Melissa McShane-aphile. And this was a solid book, cute and a quick read, with characters I enjoyed (well Viv annoyed me a couple of times,) a world I am dying to know more about, and a potential romance that needs to be explored. Ready ...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Jun 25, 2018
    3.5 stars. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Helena Davies, a twenty-one year old who?s been living in her parents? basement since dropping out of community college for lack of funds, is at loose ends and clueless about her future. She needs a job ? any job ?...
  • Annie
    Jun 03, 2018
    Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader. The Book of Secrets is the first book in a new series by Melissa McShane. Though the author's more widely known as a historical fantasy writer, this new series is a departure, since it's more of a light urban fantasy with cozy myste...
  • Toni
    Feb 28, 2018
    The Book of Secrets is the first book in the Last Oracle series. Based on what I?ve read it promises to be a great ride. This is the first I?ve heard of this author and I?m happy to know her now. Great cover, right? The contents inside are just as wonderful. As the story begin...
  • Taylor
    Mar 02, 2018
    I received a copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book was hilarious and interesting. So many things were going on. I really need to find a job as a bookstore that happens to have a magi sl book! ...
  • Kristina
    Feb 13, 2018
    The Book of Secrets by Melissa McShane is the first novel in The Last Oracle series. Helena Davies is interviewing for a job at Abernathy?s, a local disorganized bookstore. She is shocked when Nathaniel Briggs hires her and asks for her to start immediately after signing a handwritte...
  • Suze Lavender
    Jun 03, 2018
    Twenty-one-year-old Helena needs a job. She needs to get out of her parental home for several hours each day, but has no idea what kind of direction she wants her life to take. After reading an ad in the paper she ends up in Abernathy's Bookstore accepting a job that pays well enough. ...
  • Aly
    Mar 12, 2018
    I really enjoyed this book. Helena Davies has no idea what she is getting into when she takes a job at a local bookstore. Who knew bookstores could be Oracles? What a exciting book. I loved all the great new characters! As Abernathy?s newest custodian, Helena has to learn how to do r...
  • Dominique
    Nov 20, 2018
    3.5 stars ...
  • Taylor
    Feb 17, 2018
    Reviewed at my blog: Babbling Books "People don't just receive a book and read out exactly the answer they came for. They have to work at understanding it." This book was definitely not what I expected it to be. I enjoyed previous works in Melissa McShane's "The Extraordinaries" seri...
  • A
    Feb 16, 2018
    4,5 stars for a much darker story than I expected, but I loved it :) I'm very curious to see what's gonna happen next :) full review very soon, on the release day :) edited to add my full review :) I voluntarily reviewed an early copy of this book :) this is the first book in a n...
  • A (Is For Awkward)
    Feb 21, 2018
    Quick review, book one of a series so I won't say much here. I have overall been a fan of the author since I discovered her first book, which isn't a surprise since all her books so far have been fantasy with a romance. With this one the author is branching off into urban fantasy and I...
  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    Mar 06, 2018
    I thoroughly enjoyed this novel!? This is a book that any book lover who loves magic would enjoy! This book was filled with great characters, fantastic word building, a fast paced plot and magic! I loved Helena's character and how even though she was new to the magic world she was o...
  • wonderfullyweird88
    Mar 02, 2018
    I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Helena Davies is directionless and in desperate need of a job. Answering a newspaper ad for a position in a bookstore she finds herself thrust into a world she had no idea existed. On ...