Book Review: Clover by Nicole Kilpatrick

*I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Fire and Ice Books and Nicole Kilpatrick*

THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS (however none are too big to ruin the main plotline)

Clover is a reimagination of the leprechaun trope, in this book they are not the short creatures that they are widely known as they are instead more like high fae. Clover has had eighteen years of good luck thanks to a leprechaun that her dad met before she was born. However, now it is her eighteen birthday and that luck is about to run out. As this leprechaun named her she is in danger of falling to the mercy of the dark magic used. 

Teamed up with Finnegan Ryan, the leprechaun assigned to her for her good luck, she must travel to Ireland to seek the help of the Seelie queen. With her help, she will try to uncover the dark leprechaun’s plans and find a way out of the spell. 

I really loved this twist on the classic leprechaun tale. The interpretation of this is probably the best thing about this book. It quite well-known now that I absolutely love a good fae story and this one is almost on par with some of my favourites. 

One part that I really did not like and actually found a little bit creepy was the fact that Finn is in love with Clover. Now I bet you’re wondering why that is creepy. Well, Finn has watched over Clover since she was a baby which to me is a little unsettling. I really wanted to like them together because well the book really pushes you to, but it made me feel quite uncomfortable at times. 

There are not really any characters that I didn’t particularly like, but this is mostly down to the fact that we don’t really get to know any of them very well. I’m guessing this is something that we will get more of in the second book as this one was definitely more of a setting up the plot line and character relationships kind of book. With that being said, I am looking forward to seeing what will happen in the next book and I’m excited to learn more about this interesting leprechaun twist. 

Overall, Clover was a fun and interesting read which is perfect for anyone looking for an easy to follow story. It is a reasonably quick read and the plot one is one that should be of interest to anyone who loves books about the fae. Check out Clover when it is out on December 1st.

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