Book Review: The Unmaking of June Farrow by Adrienne Young

About the Book:

Title: The Unmaking of June Farrow

Author: Adrienne Young

Page Length: 336

Publication Date: Oct. 17, 2023

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Synopsis: A woman risks everything to end her family’s centuries-old curse, solve her mother’s disappearance, and find love in this mesmerizing novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Spells for Forgetting.

In the small mountain town of Jasper, North Carolina, June Farrow is waiting for fate to find her. The Farrow women are known for their thriving flower farm—and the mysterious curse that has plagued their family line. The whole town remembers the madness that led to Susanna Farrow’s disappearance, leaving June to be raised by her grandmother and haunted by rumors.

It’s been a year since June started seeing and hearing things that weren’t there. Faint wind chimes, a voice calling her name, and a mysterious door appearing out of nowhere—the signs of what June always knew was coming. But June is determined to end the curse once and for all, even if she must sacrifice finding love and having a family of her own.

After her grandmother’s death, June discovers a series of cryptic clues regarding her mother’s decades-old disappearance, except they only lead to more questions. But could the door she once assumed was a hallucination be the answer she’s been searching for? The next time it appears, June realizes she can touch it and walk past the threshold. And when she does, she embarks on a journey that will not only change both the past and the future, but also uncover the lingering mysteries of her small town and entangle her heart in an epic star-crossed love.

With The Unmaking of June Farrow, Adrienne Young delivers a brilliant novel of romance, mystery, and a touch of the impossible—a story you will never forget.

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My Review:

The Unmaking of June Farrow is another brilliant story by Adrienne Young! Young’s writing style is so beautiful, evoking an air of mystery, suspense, and magic that is hard to put down. I became so easily immersed in June’s story as she tries to end the curse that has plagued all of the women in her family. It’s is a mind-bender, and I’m so glad I buddy read it with Leah at Leah’s Books because I had a lot of predictions and things to talk about as I read this compelling and unforgettable book.

June Farrow comes from a long line of unusual women, and after he gran dies, she’s left with some cryptic clues that might be related to the curse all of the Farrow women share. June’s journey takes her to places she never imagined, and she becomes embroiled in secrets that are much bigger than she ever expected. I adored June and her story. It’s a mystifying journey that really makes you think, complete with a murder mystery, love story, and more.

I don’t want to say too much about the plot, as I don’t want to give anything away, but, whew, it is good! Young has a writing style that really resonates with me. Rich in imagery, the writing is almost poetic in its delivery. The storytelling is immersive, atmospheric, and compelling, and it goes in directions I never expected. That’s the gift that is Adrienne Young. She grabs you right from the start by weaving engrossing and wholly unique stories with rich and vivid settings and layered and complex characters.

An exceptional blend of mystery, magical realism, and romance, The Unmaking of June Farrow is one of the most memorable books I’ve read this year, and I would definitely recommend it to readers who enjoyed her other adult novel Spells for Forgetting. I can’t wait to see what Young has in store for readers next!

Special thanks to NetGalley and Delacorte Press for providing me with a copy of the book. All thoughts are my own.



Favorite Parts:

  • The writing style.
  • The love story.
  • The characters.
  • Everything.

Favorite Line:

Somewhere, between this world and another, I was losing myself.

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