Tuesday, October 17, 2023

The Unmaking of June Farrow Review

Hello, all!

If you're looking for a book with lush, atmospheric writing, then look no further than The Unmaking of June Farrow by Adrienne Young. Big thanks to the publisher for the copy!

Pub Date: 10-17-23
Adult - Fantasy

June Farrow has spent her life waiting for her family's curse to come for her. In the small town of Jasper, North Carolina, the Farrow women are known for two things: their flower farm and for slowly losing their minds. June has heard rumors about this strange plague leading to her mother's disappearance, has watched as it has taken her grandmother, and now, it seems to have come for her.

June has heard and seen things that haven't been there for the past year. A voice whispering her name, the sound of wind chimes, and always a red door. After finding an old photograph and clues regarding her mother's disappearance, June takes it upon herself to get to the bottom of what happened and stop this curse once and for all. June decides that she will walk through that red door the next time she sees it, but nothing could've prepared her for what she would find.

Let's start with my favorite part about this: the writing. I've read a few of Young's previous books, so I knew that I was in for an atmospheric read, and she more than delivered. It was so enchanting. I loved the small-town setting and the magical realism elements. Despite the slower pacing, I was gripped the entire time. I like June as a character and wanted to learn more about her and her family. My issue with this book stemmed from the plot itself. I never understood how or why June and her family had this time-traveling ability. I found myself confused by all the different details and had a difficult time keeping the timelines straight in my head. The romance was also lacking for me. Despite all that, I still enjoyed it and will continue to pick up whatever Young comes out with next.

Rating: 3/5

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