Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Wild Beauty

Love 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...

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Wild Beauty Reviews

  • C.G. Drews
    This story is as lush and gorgeous and aesthetically pleasing as the cover. AHHHH!! Wait. Am I allowed to call a story aesthetically pleasing!? Because holy flowerbeds, peoples, this book is gorgeous. The premise immediately absolutely devoured me: with magical gardens and women who can make flowers...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Each spring felt like all of them, not just the gardens, coming back to life. They spent winters giving their flowers to ceramic pots they kept indoors, or pulling snowdrift roses out of patches of land soft enough to grow. But now all of La Pradera was theirs. They had every acre to let out the bl...
  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    3.5*Every other review I've seen from people I know of this book have been 5 stars but I just didn't love this book, no matter how much I wanted to. I truly love magical realism, the lyrical writing, the odd topics set in a familiar setting, everything about it just amazes me. Magical realisms are g...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    Buddy read with the lovely Melanie and Elise! ❤---"Things growing just live in us," she said.I should have reviewed this weeks ago when I finished it, but I didn't know how. This book nestled itself so deep into my heart, and left me speechless every time I tried to put my thoughts down in word...
  • Melanie
    ARC received via #arcsfortrade on Twitter! (Thank you so much, Kendice! ❤) “Love grew such strange things.” La Pradera is a magical garden estate, that is curated by a family of women who are unable to ever leave permanently. The Nomeolvides girls are five grandmothers, who had fiv...
  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    4 Stars "Everything we touch, we wreck." "So wreck me." Reviewing this is weird, as it's honestly some of the most beautiful writing I've ever read, and all my words feel clunky and out of place next to it. McLemore's lush prose beautifully weaves this story together. Every description was vibran...
  • Em
    This book should be covered in rose petals and leave a rose petal everywhere it’s been just so everyone knows it’s been there.I've ascended through several emotional planes of existence reading this book and I have a lot of feelings about it and not enough characters to express them. I lit...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    My October Owlcrate Box! It's one of my favorite so far. I will add a link to my blog with close-ups of the things under the picture if you're interested ♥More PicturesUnfortunately, I didn't like it. I did love one of the author's other books but this one wasn't for me. I'm glad plenty of peop...
  • Samantha
    3.75 stars ...

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