Book Review: The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Glaser

I want to thank NetGalley and the publishers for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity and all views and opinions expressed are my own.

Title: The Forgotten Book

Author: Mechthild Glaser


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Emma is used to things going her way. Her father is headmaster of her prestigious boarding school, her friends take her advice as gospel, and she’s convinced that a relationship with her long-time crush is on the horizon.

As it turns out, Emma hasn’t seen anything yet. When she finds an old book in an abandoned library, things really start going Emma’s way: anything she writes in the book comes true.

But the power of the book is not without consequences, and Emma soon realizes that she isn’t the only one who knows about it. Someone is determined to take it from her—and they’ll stop at nothing to succeed.

A new boy in school—the arrogant, aloof, and irritatingly handsome Darcy de Winter—becomes Emma’s unlikely ally as secrets are revealed and danger creeps ever closer.

I give this book 4 out of 5 Magical Stars! I really enjoyed this book! First off, the cover is absolutely GORGEOUS! This was slow at first but once I got into it, I couldn’t get enough of its magic!

This book was a retelling of not one but two Jane Austen books and I couldn’t help myself but to try and figure out who was compared to whom at certain points. When I first saw this book on NetGalley, I crossed my fingers and toes that I would get approved for this title.

I mean what bibliophile wouldn’t be allured by a story with a magical book, throw in some romance,and have a setting of a beautiful castle?

I loved the characterisationin this book besides I felt a couple characters were underdeveloped. I loved the subtle mystery and definitely loved the setting! I am definitely looking forward to what this author has in store for us next!

Mechthild Gläser is an award-winning author in her native Germany. The Book Jumper is her first book to be translated into English



  1. A book where you write in and everything comes true? Wow, I wish something like that would exist for real. Looks like you have been busy reading again, which is awesome. Another wonderful posts Dani. Love the pictures you have included in this review. Awesomesauce 😘

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    1. Thanks so much sweetheart!😗🤗 More like busy catching up on reviews. Hehehe. My email has been acting up!😒😒 It keeps sending messages I send to drafts! Grrr… I will try again later! I wish there was a book like this too but with all things magical there is always the balance!😉 Hope you are doing well! Xoxoxo

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      1. Hey, there really isn’t any need to apologise at all. I’m sorry to hear about your seizure. I always worry (sorry that’s just who I am) so I hope you will feel better soon. Please take care 😘❤️

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      2. If there is one thing I definitely know and totally agree with it is that you are one tough cookie😘😘❤️❤️ Which is why admire you so much, and think you are simply put: awesome 😘😘

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  2. Great cover, and a good idea about the book too. I had to chuckle at Darcy De Winter though. Half ‘Pride and Prejudice’, half ‘Rebecca’. What’s going on with these character names? Come on Mechthild, you can do better than that… 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    1. Sorry Kim that I haven’t been showing my usual love on your blog. I have been having family issues and had a wicked seizure last night. I also missed two blog tors recently, am overwhelmed by missing publication dates and I’m so sorry the email I sent back concerning your health somehow ended up in my drafts. I don’t know why my email is acting up. Boo! I hope you and Tom are well! Sending you lots of gentle hugs, my dear friend.

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    1. That cover is so hard to resist!💖📚💙📗💜📱 Hope you are doing well lovely! I will be coming over to show your blog some love soon! I have just been cramming last minute reviews and readings. Also having a lot of family troubles and some medical problems but know you are loved!!! Hehe.💖💙💚💜💛

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