The Lost Coast

The Lost Coast

by Amy Rose Capetta


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The spellbinding tale of six queer witches forging their own paths, shrouded in the mist, magic, and secrets of the ancient California redwoods.

Danny didn’t know what she was looking for when she and her mother spread out a map of the United States and Danny put her finger down on Tempest, California. What she finds are the Grays: a group of friends who throw around terms like queer and witch like they’re ordinary and everyday, though they feel like an earthquake to Danny. But Danny didn’t just find the Grays. They cast a spell that calls her halfway across the country, because she has something they need: she can bring back Imogen, the most powerful of the Grays, missing since the summer night she wandered into the woods alone. But before Danny can find Imogen, she finds a dead boy with a redwood branch through his heart. Something is very wrong amid the trees and fog of the Lost Coast, and whatever it is, it can kill. Lush, eerie, and imaginative, Amy Rose Capetta’s tale overflows with the perils and power of discovery — and what it means to find your home, yourself, and your way forward.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781536200966
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 88,485
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Amy Rose Capetta, the author of Echo After Echo, holds a master of fine arts in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Vermont with her partner, author Cori McCarthy, and their young son.

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The Lost Coast 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I honestly didn't like this book. Hard to read. Gave up.
OwlishReader More than 1 year ago
I liked this in theory, more than I did in practice. I'm always down for a book about witches with lgbt characters and lots of girl power, but this kind of missed the mark for me. What I liked: -The writing was very flowery and sort of poetic -The general plot was interesting -The characters were diverse -The majority of the book was engaging (Kind of irrelevant but, the cover is so pretty) What I did not like: -The writing was SOOO flowery, almost to the point that it was too much -The character's voices confused me, because they seemed too similar -Some plot points were not explained well so I found myself asking, "what just happened?" many times This book is a combination of Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson mixed with Wild Beauty by Anna Marie McLemore mixed with Toil & Trouble edited by Tess Sharpe. So if that sounds like your jam, maybe this is for you. If you do not like very lyrical/flowery/fluffy writing then this is not for you, at all.
Amy Smith Carman More than 1 year ago
Title: Lost Coast Author: Amy Rose Capetta Pages: 352 Release Date: May 14, 2019 Genre: YA Fantasy Series or Stand Alone: Standalone People of Color?: Yes LGBTQ?: Yes Bechdel Test: yes Trigger Warning: None I received a free eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Really enjoyable read! The chapters are a little haphazardly put together and from multiple POV, so for the first few chapters I had a hard time with what was the present, flashback, and who was who. But if you just push through this bit of confusion, you are rewarded with a tale of magic, friendship, and love that are all just too big to fit into neat little boxes. We meet Danny, a girl newly arrived in Tempest, CA from Mighican after causing a lot of trouble for her parents (leaving school, running away, etc.) and has also come out as queer. In this small town, she finds a close-knit group of LGBTQ witches (the Grays) who have cast a spell to bring Danny to Tempest to find their missing friend, Imogen. As she spends time with them, she learns to live in tune with the natural world around her. The novel follows Danny and the Grays on a quest to find their missing friend as time is quickly running out. Likes: Loved the Grays and the redwood setting. Also their understanding of what makes magic magical. Recommended for: Those who like romantic fantasy or YA contemporary with a bit of magic thrown in Ages: teenage and up