Book Review: Seal Island Trilogy by Sophie Moss

Sophie Moss’ enchanting trilogy is filled with mythical creatures and excitement. A modern day adventure intertwined with real life situations, this romantic trilogy will have you on the edge of your seat. This trilogy had me captured from the very first page.

Seal Island Trilogy

The Seal Island trilogy consists of ‘The Selkie Spell‘, ‘The Selkie Enchantress‘ and ‘The Selkie Sorceress‘. Giving you each story from a different perspective this series keeps you engaged throughout.



“Tara’s eyes met his across the deck. “How can you not know the ending? All legends have endings.””

“In this modern-day fairy tale romance, American doctor Tara Moore’s life is transformed when she travels to an enchanted Irish island and discovers she has the power to break a 200 year old curse. At first, Tara laughs off the villagers’ speculation that she is descended from a selkie–a magical creature who is bewitching the island. But when a ghostly woman appears to her with a warning, Tara realizes it was more than chance that brought her to this island. Desperate to escape a dark and dangerous past, Tara struggles against a passionate attraction to handsome islander, Dominic O’Sullivan. But the enchantment of the island soon overpowers her and she falls helpless under its spell. Caught between magic and reality, Tara must find a way to wield both when a dangerous stranger from her past arrives, threatening to destroy the lives of everyone on the island.”


13020731The Selkie Spell brings Irish mythology to life combining the very real story of a woman running from her abusive husband with the absolute beauty and wonder of the selkies. Moss’ flawless writing enchants and keeps you hanging on at every page. She takes obscure Irish folklore and makes it so real and believable that you can truly believe this place exists.

This story of Tara is one of escapism followed by hope and love, Sophie Moss manages to find that fine line between clichéd romance and glaring fairytale and has created a wonderfully beautiful story that combines pain, love and magic.


“Caitlin’s gaze fell to where a single white rose had bloomed overnight in the dead of winter, ice water dripping from its frozen petals.”

“In this modern-day fairy tale romance, Irish islander, Caitlin Conner, has been in love with professor of Irish folklore, Liam O’Sullivan, for as long as she can remember. But just when he’s starting to look at her as more than a friend, a mysterious woman arrives on Seal Island and captures his heart. As Caitlin discovers the truth behind the woman’s lies, she realizes Liam is trapped in a dangerous enchantment and the only way to break the spell is to uncover a secret Irish fairy tale that has remained hidden for hundreds of years. But when the petals of a white rose grown in winter start to fall, the legend is set in motion. And Caitlin must find a way to change the ending before the last petal falls.”


The Selkie Enchantress tells the intriguing story of Caitlin, a character who was part of the enchanting sub-plot in The Selkie Spell. This book explores deep, dark secrets. Secrets that didn’t want to be found.13559398

In the first book the magic was kept very subtle, this book involves a lot more myth and magic. Despite this, the story is still very real and nothing seems forced. Moss has managed to write a steamy romance without making it ‘tacky’.

You really can lose yourself in the depths of the seal island and its mythology, you’ll find yourself connected with the characters, good and ‘bad’. Excited at every turn of the page and completely entranced. The Selkie Enchantress was definitely my favourite of the trilogy.


“”I think,” she said, lifting her amber eyes to his, “that you have a knack for finding people who don’t want to be found.””

“American detective Sam Holt has a knack for finding people who shouldn’t be found. When his last case almost killed an innocent woman, he swore off detective work forever. But when that same woman asks him for one last investigation–to find her husband’s long lost mother–Sam cannot refuse. Clairvoyant Irish artist Glenna McClure will do anything to stop Sam, even if it means teaming up with a powerful sorceress who she knows she cannot trust. But when the petals of a mysterious night-blooming rose begin to turn black, Glenna realizes that an even darker force is at work. To protect the people she loves, Glenna will have to face a terrible curse that has haunted her all her life before the final petal fades to ash.”


17564484The Selkie Sorceress takes us to the story of Sam Holt, the detective from The Selkie Spell, and Glenna, the mysterious friend of both Tara and Caitlin. Here you learn of deep secrets put across in such a wonderful way by Sophie Moss. This book keeps you guessing and ties everything together brilliantly.

I was thrilled with this conclusion to the trilogy and I only wish it had been longer! Moss tied in the Irish folklore and modern storyline flawlessly and it was an utter delight to read.

I love the way Sophie writes and I can’t wait to read her new romance ‘Wind Chime Cafe’.



My overall rating for the Seal Island Trilogy is five stars. Sophie Moss combined such different elements to create a wonderful mixture of the old and the new.

I would recommend this to young adults and adults. It is a truly beautiful read but there are sexual references (extremely tastefully written, but they are there).
If you enjoyed Stardust by Neil Gaiman or The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard you’ll love this.



You can get Book 1: The Selkie Spell in eBook or Paperback here: The Selkie Spell
Book 2: The Selkie Enchantress is available here in eBook or Paperback: The Selkie Enchantress
And you can get Book 3: The Selkie Sorceress in eBook or Paperback here: The Selkie Sorceress

Find out more about Sophie Moss and her new book Wind Chime Cafe here:



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