Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which shines a light on eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.
I stopped posting the Waiting on Wednesday feature on my blog last November and I’m not going to be starting it up again, like I said back then two features a week is more than enough for me, but when I saw this book had a cover and blurb on Goodreads I couldn’t resist. This is a book by one of my favourite authors, from one of my favourite genres, and it has a beyond gorgeous cover.
This week my pick is;
Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: 3rd October 2017
Love grows such strange things.
Anna-Marie McLemore’s debut novel The Weight of Feathers garnered fabulous reviews and was a finalist for the prestigious YALSA Morris Award, and her second novel, When the Moon was Ours, was longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Now, in Wild Beauty, McLemore introduces a spellbinding setting and two characters who are drawn together by fate—and pulled apart by reality.
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.
Having read and loved both The Weight of Feathers and When the Moon Was Ours saying my expectations for Wild Beauty are high feels like a massive understatement. Anna-Marie McLemore has become one of my favourite authors, and my favourite magical realism author so I am so excited to get my hands on this new release of hers.
So what does everyone think; is Wild Beauty a must on anyone else’s to-read list or are there any other books that you can’t wait for to be released?