Oak & Mistletoe
A Druid Curse, A Prophesied Love, A Consuming Vengeance…
Catherine Green, along with her twin sister and older brother, travels to Ireland on a college graduation trip. Her vacation takes a permanent turn when she lands her dream job at an art and history museum on her beloved Emerald Isle. She meets a handsome stranger named Bowen, an expert of sorts on local ancient studi
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A story about a young girl who is the reason a spell meant to keep evil caged is broken. Being the only one who can cast it again Catherine embarks on a journey filled with Druids, wee-folk and Bowen the man who is there to help her with a few secrets of his own.
As much as I wanted to love this book I just couldn’t. The biggest problem was that the POV’s switched every two to three lines sometimes pages with no warning. I couldn’t figure out when Cat ...more
Oak and Mistletoe is a fresh new adult fantasy story that features ancient druids, curses, love, loss, and a quest for revenge. The story follows Catherine Greene, a young woman who moves to Ireland after landing her dream job. There, she meets the mysterious Bowen, who orders her to leave Ireland before she causes disaster to befall the island. Catherine accidentally unleashes an evil army of ancient druids by breaking a curse cast thousands of ...more
DNF @ 6%
I had to force myself to get here to be honest. The sentences were choppy. They gave us information like this. So that we could see everything in small sentences. Rather than in one that would explain everything and flow nicely. As well, the situation just didn't make sense to me. Why did the uncle randomly tell Catherine about magic? There was no prior mention of it and then he was just killed off with no r ...more
Catherine Green, her twin sister, and her brother have the opportunity to travel to Ireland as a college graduation present. Catherine's visit becomes permanent when she lands a job at a museum. She finds herself oddly attracted to Bowen, a stranger who's a sort of expert on local history who warns her to leave the country before it's too late. Catherine quickly begins to realize that she's actually the key to a centuries old curse as she ...more
I really enjoyed this book and I loved Bowen so very much!
Okay, so this review is a little bit belated (three days). My deepest apologies; I was sick all of last week and did absolutely nothing, so I had no time to write the review. It's here now though, so let's proceed!
Oak and Mistletoe is a book which perfectly filled my 'light reading' preferences. Whenever I'm sick or not in the mood to read (or I am really tired and don't want to hold the book up), there are ...more
I was so excited when I received this book in the mail. The cover is beautiful and I was intrigued by the theme of this book: Ancient druids, curses, love, loss.
I think the author created great characters but they definitely have the potential to be better. I would have liked some more character development, especially with Catherine and Bowen. At first it was hard to get into the book because I felt the beginning went a bit slow ...more
This book- as much as I read of it- was boring, unengaging and juvenile. Things happen for no apparent reason other than to set up the next encounter, so mostly they occur in a vacuum. And it's all exposition- nothing actually happens to the characters, we're always told what's going on. In short sentences. Like this. That don't really explain much. So you get lots of them. The three main characters moved to Ireland, their gran ...more
I so enjoyed this!! The dialogue was so realistic, and the adventure was exciting. Though it tied everything up at the end, it left me wondering about a couple things. Maybe they will be mentioned in the sequel. I hope so because I'm really curious.
Everything is told instead of shown, there's insta-love and many convinient things happen.
There were some moments were the writing was good and I liked that the characters were adults but overall the story was ok.
The premise of this story was new and exciting, and I was very intrigued to see how it was all going to play out. Druids, magical powers, dark and handsome men, mystery..all of these things drew me in! I love that it wasn't your typical fantasy book and took the story in a different direction that I was expecting. There's a certain character death in this book that I wasn't ready for, and it shocked me so much! I love t ...more
I originally was interested because of the cover. (Look at that beautiful book!)
J.Z.N. McCauley did such a great job with her characters, Catherine has such a strong personality, and was very well written, she eas ...more
I was so excited to read this book when I first heard about it and I literally freaked out when I got the package in the mail. The cover is stunning and the book summary had me hooked. The overall feel of the book is amazing and I love the characters and their story.
Oak & Mistletoe is about Catherine Green, a girl who travels to Ireland with her siblings and ends up landing her dream job. She ends up accidentally ...more
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This book is amazing. Not only is the story original, but the writing is so good and the characters memorable. This book follows Catherine, a woman who originally planned on only visiting Ireland with her brother and sister. Evidently, Catherine falls in love with the country and takes up permanent residence. Catherine now runs into a certain man who keeps warning her to leave Ireland. At first, she just thinks he is ...more
Oak and Mistletoe started off a little slow but gained momentum and kept me hooked. Catherine is a relatable character who visits Ireland with he ...more
McCauley's novel is a perfect book for anyone looking into Celtic mythology simply because it connects mythology to modern life, and it makes it understandable. I also always l ...more
We follow the story of Catherine, as her life dramatically changes once she gets involved with magic, curses and ancient druids.
Once she accidentally breaks an ancient curse keeping a big baddy trapped, she has to partner up with her brother and a mysterious fellow in order to make everything right again.
Something interesting about this story is that even though the book is considered a YA novel the main character is actually in her ...more
I absolutely loved reading Oak & Mistletoe!
Since I love Ireland and mythology ever since, I knew I had to read this book, and it was totally worth it!
The story of Oak & Mistletoe is mostly about Catherine Green, a girl which comes to Ireland with her twin sister Kathleen and her brother Danny to visit their relatives at first, but when she gets an amazing job at a museum, she decides to stay longer.
Everything seems well until the good-looking Bowen appears in Catherine's life and takes her wh ...more
Red hair is rare in Ireland (what.)
It's perfectly normal for all three siblings to move to another country together, as adults, not as children with their parents.
A person who studied history in college and works in a museum in Ireland knows almost nothing about Druids.
The main character falls for her creepy stalker who won't tell her anything about what is going on and attacks her twin sister. She falls for him before they even have ...more
I was thrilled to get this in the mail today. The blurb on the back was intriguing and I dove into it.
The premise of the book is interesting. The prologue opens with twin sisters and an older brother taking a trip to Ireland after the twin sisters graduate from college. They stay in a hostel one night, then visit a long lost uncle the next day, th ...more
Catherine´s story was a very pleasant read. She came to visit her uncle in Ireland together with her twin Kathleen and brother Danny, when a stranger warned her to leave immediately and prevent a disaster. She refused and decided to stay and live in Ireland, and strange things started to happen. Murder of her uncle, breaking a millenia old curse, watching her twin killed and ancient druids regain their power. The druid leader, Conall, is a pitiful yet ev ...more
The suspense element kept me glued to the story till the end. The careful detailing throughout the story deserve special mention. The characters are really well designed. Each character has been shape ...more
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★☆Besides the last book in The Rituals Trilogy and Marian Murran (the sequel to A Bell Sound Everlasting) J.Z.N. McCauley will no longer publish her future work under such name. You can find her other upcoming novels under author name JALISSA☆★
J.Z.N. McCauley currently resides in Connecticut, where she loves wearing jackets and boots in the unpredictable weather there. She is ...more