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The Spellbook Of Katrina Van Tassel: A Story Of Sleepy Hollow


The Spellbook Of Katrina Van Tassel: A Story Of Sleepy Hollow by Alyssa Palombo

“When Ichabod Crane arrives in the spooky little village of Sleepy Hollow as the new schoolmaster, Katrina Van Tassel is instantly drawn to him. Through their shared love of books and music, they form a friendship that quickly develops into romance. Ichabod knows that as an itinerant schoolteacher of little social standing, he has nothing to offer the wealthy Katrina – unlike her childhood friend-turned-enemy, Brom Van Brunt, who is the suitor Katrina’s father favors.

But when romance gives way to passion, Ichabod and Katrina embark on a secret love affair, sneaking away into the woods after dark to be together – all while praying they do not catch sight of Sleepy Hollow’s legendary Headless Horseman. That is, until All Hallows’s Eve, when Ichabod suddenly disappears, leaving Katrina alone and in a perilous position.

Enlisting the help of her friend – and rumored witch – Charlotte Jansen, Katrina seeks the truth of Ichabod Crane’s disappearance, investigating the forest around Sleepy Hollow using unconventional – often magical – means. What they find forces Katrina to question everything she once knew, and to wonder if the Headless Horseman is perhaps more than just a story after all. In Alyssa Palombo’s The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel nothing is as it seems, and love is a thing even death won’t erase.” Description from Goodreads

My Review

I going to just jump straight in by saying this was one of the BEST books I’ve read so far in 2018. I love retellings of my FAVORITE stories and really anything that has paranormal AND romance in the same book.

This was a retelling of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and a romance for sure. It mostly focuses on the love “triangle” between Katrina, Ichabod, and Brom Bones. The take on The Headless Horseman was intriguing and not what I expected at the very end.

This story was told from the point of view of Katrina Van Tassel so we get to watch the whole mystery of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman unfold through her eyes. She was intelligent and feisty. Everything about this story was a new spin on a classic tale. You think you know the story…. Until you read this story….

I’m a sucker for a good tragedy and let me tell you… This book was tragic and left me broken by the end. I needed a box of tissues by the end. I wasn’t sure I was going to live to read another book.

I love Sleepy Hollow. The original story, movies, etc. all have a special place in my twisted heart and I am happy I got to read this story and shoot it up to the top of my all-time fave retellings list! (There really isn’t one but if there was this would be number one).

To pick up a copy of your own just visit the link below! This book was released earlier this month and is available now. It is a perfect Halloween read. If you love, history, mystery and above all else love, you won’t want to miss this book.


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