Book Review: The Curse of the Warlock (Starfell, #4)

Happy Sunday Readers!

Today I’m continuing my binge read of the Starfell series by Jessica Renwick with #4, The Curse of the Warlock. Having loved all the other installments, I wasted no time in continuing the adventure. Let’s see how this one ended up!

Series book review links below if you need to catch up!

Series Review Links

Book Review: The Book of Chaos (Starfell #1)

Book Review: The Guitar of Mayhem (Starfell #2)

Book Review: The Bow of Anarchy (Starfell #3)



After the battle on the shore of the Bottomless Sea, Fable is determined to connect to the prize she won from Endora—the Blood Star. But her fractured magic is still not working right. And with her firehawk friend still in Endora’s clutches, the Tanagers’ store missing, and Thorn’s sister wandering in the Lichwood, nothing seems to be going well for Fable and her friends.

When a strange messenger arrives at the Thistle Plum Inn, the residents are sent on a mysterious quest to Stonebarrow. They soon find out that Starfell is facing an even bigger threat than Endora—a furious dragon bent on revenge. Along the way, Fable finds an enchanted amulet that may be the answer to all of her problems. Or is it?

Can Fable and her friends thwart the dragon and her wicked plans? Or will Fable’s magic spin out of control again, dooming Starfell in the process?



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The Review

Maybe it’s just me, but every book in this series keeps getting better. I loved every page of this novel and can’t wait for the next one to come out later this year.

Alright, so Fable finally got her hands on the Blood Star at the end of the last book, and she’s still having a hard time trying to connect with it. However, when a strange messenger sends them to Stonebarrow, Fable & Co. learn of a threat that threatens all of Starfell. Can they beat the insurmountable odds and find a way to triumph, or will they be forced to leave Starfell to its fate?

Okay, so first and foremost, I absolutely loved how much more worldbuilding we got in this novel. The Oakrath Thicket is a mysterious place, and it added so much depth to the struggles that Fable and her allies are going through. The rules and how things work made sense, and I just loved how magical it was. I hope we haven’t seen the last of this place!

Renwick upped the stakes by a huge notch, so that really kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.

Fable continues to grow in this book. She’s still having problems trusting her powers and her own emotions, and I think she really tackled the issue head on this time around. I’m hoping to see a more confident, optimistic Fable in the next book!

Timothy was a surprising new favorite side character of mine. I like how he is developing, and Thorn’s journey had some smaller conclusions as well.

I can’t wait for the next book to come out. This series is so great!


That’s A Wrap!

Well that’s it for this book review. I hope you enjoyed it!

Have you read this book? Are there other similar books you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!

Have a great day!


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