This book has been on my TBR list for too long. Tree Magic was in fact one of the first books I got approved for over on Netgalley! I can now say that I have finished it, and it was great! Here is my book review.
Tree Magic by Harriet Springbett
Growing up can be hard for anyone, but it is especially hard for 13 year old Rainbow. Ever since she was young, she has had an interest and love for trees. Rainbow’s mum would regularly venture out into the forest to hug the trees that resided there. It would give her a sense of calm.
As Rainbow soon discovers, her love for trees turns into something truly magical. She finds out that she has the ability to make trees grow and can shape them. The feeling she receives from the trees she touches is incredible.
But discovering her special gift with trees comes with a price. As Rainbow grows into adulthood, she has to traverse the ever changing world that is filled with constant lingering fears, secrets and strange parallel worlds. In order for her to find out what her life means, she must first discover who she is.
A Tale about Growing Up
At its core, Tree Magic is a book following Rainbow into adulthood. Spirngbett did a wonderful job of depicting events throughout Rainbow’s challenging and eventful life. This book has been described as a slow burn, to which I would agree. I thoroughly enjoyed the first counters I had with Rainbow and her connection to trees.
Once I got further into the book,I felt that Springbett did a flawless job of tying the story together and it flower really well. At first I was pretty nervous with the way the book was written, and wondered if I would get lost. Thankfully that was not the case.
Rainbow’s character has so much going on and felt so intricate throughout the story. I felt that on some level I could connect with her. At times as well,I felt so sorry for how her life was going and that to me is the pinnacle of character creation! If any author can bring out feelings in readers for the characters, then that to me is an A+!
A magic that is always there
Another aspect of Tree Magic that was super refreshing was the magic element. Right from the beginning, we find out about Rainbow’s magic for trees. As the story progressed, this magic power was always there, but was not the main focal point. The tree magic was used more for exploring Rainbow’s character growth. With this magic, we grow up with her through complicated situations.
Tree Magic may not appeal to readers who want a constantly high-paced read. But I know if people through the beginning section, they will see that there is way more to this book. In fact, Tree Magic is that beautifully written, it would be such a shame if people do not give it a chance!
An intricate story about growing up, relationships and coming to terms with who you truly are. Tree Magic is a hidden gem and I loved reading it!
Flails out of 5
Tree Magic by Harriet Spirngbett gets a very solid 4 out of 5 flails. A slow-burn book, but absolutely worth the read!