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How to Fix a Flubbed Summon

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Growina runs the local apothecary and just wants a friend. When the opportunity to peruse a grimoire arises she decides to give it a go and gets more than she bargained for. This was a quirky little mystery with plenty of magic. A very lighthearted read.

What to excpect:
*Dual POV

*Thank you NetGalley, Naughtobelus Books, and L.N Clarke for this arc.

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A fun cozy fantasy, that could have been a bit tighter, but one that will appeal to fans of LEGENDS AND LATTES.

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Thank you for the review copy! I am loving the rise in cosy fantasy and this book fits wonderfully into that genre. It was fun, magical and had a great sense of adventure!

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this book was definitely different from my usual types of books that I read. I found that I enjoyed it immensely and it was an interesting read.

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This book wasn't quite a hit for me. There are some neat ideas and I like the cozy feel. However it was just a little too light, but also confusing at times.

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I wanted to love this book. I enjoyed Baldree's Legends and Lattes a lot and was hoping that this would be along that line. I got about 1/3 of the way through it before I just put it down. I realized that I only sort of cared about one character in one half of the story (Growina), but her poor choices in the very beginning of the book meant that I was just really frustrated with her. Maybe there is more here than I've seen? If it is nominated for a major award, maybe I would give it another chance? But there are just too many good books out there for me to spend any more time on this one.

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I found that I had some trouble switching between the two story lines. It didn't feel definitive enough for me to catch onto what exactly was going on quickly with the start of each chapter. I really love the idea of this story, but I think at the beginning the world building was a bit lacking. I found it really hard to get into and honestly confusing. It didn't feel like something that was sticking with me, I did not end up finishing.

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Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for granting me free access to the advanced digital copy of this book.

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Thanks for the ARC. This book wasn't able to hold my attention. The writing was not my style. Didn’t feel a connection with the main character

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How to Fix a Flubbed Summon 5/5

Unexpected hilarity from a debut author!

Complex and complicated urban fantasy world building, easy to read, and most of all? FUN. Nothing is as you expect in L.N. Clark’s shocking debut novel (it doesn’t read like one!). It’s unpredictable in the best of ways and I think people should honestly give it a shot, because I hope the author continues to write more stories in the future!

Also, it must be said, that cover art is gorgeous. 10/10.

I voluntarily read and reviewed a copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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This book was adorable. It was cute and charming. It was written well and I loved the story line. This book kept me highly entertained and I loved every page of it. Such a cute quirky cozy fantasy book. 5 star read!
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A very cozy and fun book. It reads like a Dungeon and Dragons campaign written by Terry Pratchett.

I enjoyed the sense of humour and endearing quirky characters a lot. The story was engaging enough, even though it dragged a bit at parts, but I loved the ending and how everything came together. It was simply cute and feelgood altogether.

If you're looking for light read to make you laugh, set in an easy-going, whimsical fantasy world, this is a go-to. I would definitely read any future releases from this author.

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in return for my honest review.

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3.5/5 stars rounded up. Thank you NetGalley for the review copy.

This book was the definition of cozy fantasy. Whimsy wrapped every chapter, and the MC was delightfully clumsy in her attempts to find friendship as an adult. This was a quick, enjoyable read all around, and I'll be looking forward to more from this author.

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Growina is something of a witch who typically specializes plants and potions derived from them. However when a friend lends her an old grimoire she uses a spell from it to summon a friend. But of course she gets it wrong and summons a monster that begins rampaging the area eating magical objects.

A whole host of wizards, witches, and other magical beings gather to begin the hunt for the creature while another, smaller posse set out on a parallel journey with an actor who believes he’s been kidnapped under the premise of mistaken identity.

It drags on a bit in the middle but there’s such a sweet cozy ending it’s worth sticking it out.

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This was fun and a cute read. Reminding me of my childhood reading "The Enchanted Forest Chronicles" but more adult-ish. I enjoyed reading this and I am excited for more from this author. 4.5/5

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This was a delightful, cozy read from start to finish.

Though things do escalate, the stakes feel low in a good way - hence, the cozy - throughout. In that way, along with the misfit found family vibes, it did remind me of Legends & Lattes.

Growina was a cutie, and I loved many of the other characters: Theo, Florian, Eddie. I only wish Growina and Florian had met up earlier in their quests. I would have liked to see their dynamic.

The first part of the book and the last ~40 pages, I devoured; I really loved the setup and the ending. However, I did find the pacing in the middle to be a bit rough, and some parts felt very “A happens, then B happens” with little foreshadowing of things to come down the line.

One of the quotes I thought was amusing:
"That isn't your real name, then?"
"Nope. We had to protect our families. You didn't think Slugbeard was a real name, did you? Slug beard?"
"I... I think it's fairly common to have a name that ends in beard," said Florian Honeybeard.

If you love a cozy fantasy, enjoy the wandering nature of a D&D campaign, and don’t mind light world building, I would definitely recommend this book.

All opinions are my own. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced copy in return for my honest review.

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Making friends as an adult can be difficult. Summoning one can be a disaster.
When apothecary Growina Crowe receives a witch’s grimoire as collateral, she attempts to summon an otherworldly companion. In the process, she forgets a boiling teapot, topples candles, and sets her herb garden ablaze. The next morning, a magic-eating monster besets her town, prompting a bounty hunt.

Growina fears she may be responsible, but there are only two ways to find out for sure: wait for bounty hunters to catch her, or join one of the adventuring parties.

Several cities away, actor Florian Honeybeard—unrecognizable without his feminine makeup—is mistaken for a soothsayer and accidentally kidnapped. To survive, he must improvise the role and assist a team of mercenaries.
Their mission: collect the bounty on the magic-eating monster and apprehend the person responsible.

This was a really quick and enjoyable read. Very whimsical fantasy novel with a hilariously clumsy FMC who you couldn’t help but love. I think I enjoyed Florian’s narrative more due to it being more action packed and adventurous whereas growina’s was more cozy. I didn’t connect to the characters the way I would have liked as we didn’t get as much backstory than some other fantasies I have read. Definitely a playful book that is mainly vibes. Unfortunately I feel like the world building did lack at times with not much explanation as to why things were happening.

Overall I think it was a quick enjoyable read with a babble of bright and funny characters that will make you laugh. Will be perfect for people how are looking for a less complex fantasy!

Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC!

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This had a great fantasy feel to it, I was hooked from the cover and really glad I was able to read this. It had a great overall feel to it and the characters worked in this fantasy world. Everything worked overall and was written in a way that I was looking for. I enjoyed the use of witches and actors being unrecognizable.

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Growina Crowe is a such a sympathetic character and her exploits are endlessly entertaining. I have yet to come across a novel where a witch parts with her grimoire - let alone to someone who isn't a witch - so the premise of "How to Fix a Flubbed Summon" is unique and intriguing already. Having a non-magic main character struggle to learn magic read as so realistic and endearing. Growina basically acted like how we all would if we had the chance to practice magic spells. Also, I related heavily to how shy and socially awkward she is. Plus her trying to summon a friend? That broke my heart but I think most introverts can relate to her struggles.

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3 stars... Thank you NetGalley for the ARC...this was a quick read for me. I liked it well enough. It just wasn't a favorite. There was magic, adventure, monster summoning. I would probably read more from this author in the future.

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