Waiting on Wednesday: Wild Beauty

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore sounds so intriguing, and that cover!! Stunning!! I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this book and cannot wait to read it when it comes out in a few weeks! YA Fantasy is my favorite genre to read so I know this one is going to be the read for me! Only three weeks now!!


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Be sure to check out their blog and share the upcoming books your excited about with us each Wednesday!

Wild Beauty By Anna-Marie McLemore

Wild Beauty.jpgLove grows such strange things.

For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. But then, after generations of vanishings, a strange boy appears in the gardens.

The boy is a mystery to Estrella, the Nomeolvides girl who finds him, and to her family, but he’s even more a mystery to himself; he knows nothing more about who he is or where he came from than his first name. As Estrella tries to help Fel piece together his unknown past, La Pradera leads them to secrets as dangerous as they are magical in this stunning exploration of love, loss, and family.


The Details

Title: Wild Beauty

Author: Anna-Marie McLemore

Release Date: October 3, 2017

Publication: Feiwel & Friends

About Anna-Marie McLemore

From her  website

McLemore¡Bienvenidos! I’m Anna-Marie. I’m a Mexican-American author represented by the fabulous Taylor Martindale Kean of Full Circle Literary. My debut novel, THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS, a 2016 William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist, and my latest, WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS, which was a 2017 Stonewall Honor Book and longlisted for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature, are out now from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press. My third novel, WILD BEAUTY, a fairy tale of queer Latina girls and enchanted, murderous gardens, will be released on October 3, 2017 from Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan.BLANCA & ROJA, a magical realism reimagining of Snow-White & Rose-Red meets Swan Lake, is forthcoming in 2018.

My historical short stories are forthcoming in the anthologiesALL OUT (Harlequin Teen, 2018), THE RADICAL ELEMENT: TWELVE STORIES OF DAREDEVILS, DEBUTANTES, & OTHER DAUNTLESS GIRLS(Candlewick Press, Spring 2018), and TOIL & TROUBLE(Harlequin Teen, Fall 2018). My shorter work has previously been featured in The Portland Review, CRATE Literary Magazine’s “cratelit,” Camera Obscura’s Bridge the Gap Gallery, and by the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West. I was a 2011 Lambda Literary Fellow in Fiction (you can find my reading here). I live in Northern California with a boy from the other side of the Rockies.


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