Wild Beauty, by Anna-Marie McLemore

download (32)For a century the Nomeolvides women have cared for the gardens of La Pradera. The grow beautiful flowers that enchant guests from around the world. But at a steep price. La Pradera never let’s them leave. It also takes away their lovers. The newest generation of Nomelvides girls does not want their lovers to be taken. So they make offerings into the ground and out of it comes a boy. They do not know who he is. The only clue they have is a piece of fabric tied to his shirt that says Fel. The girls try to find pout who Fel is and why he is here. In doing this they uncover secrets that no one had ever dreamed of. 

Okay. This book was mystifying. It shocked me to the deepest level. It was so detailed and I rooted for the characters all the way. The book had me in tears in the middle and end because it was so sad. This book is one of those books that you have to have a certain mindset before going in and reading it. But enough of my rambling let’s get on with the review.

The characters were so diverse. They don’t say this in the summary which I think is why you need to be in a certain mindset going into this book but Wild Beauty is a LBTQ book. I think that you need to know that going into this book. I did not know that so when I started reading I was a little bit shocked at first. All the characters were wonderful. They were all super realistic and fought like ordinary sisters. I loved the dynamics between them. My favorite character was Gloria. She was really down to Earth and tried to do what was best for her sisters/cousins. Everyone in the book is very real and it made me so happy. Even though I should not have been happy because everyone was suffering. The characters were the best part of the story. By the end I wished that I had met them. 

The plot was also pretty good but it went to slow for my taste. It all went slow until suddenly bang this happened and that happened and it was all crammed into the ending of the book. But the other part of the plot were two characters realizing that they were more then just friends. That part of the plot did not go slow. That part went at the right pace. Instead of starting the plot twist and everything else early on the author sent them all on these mini adventurers. I loved the mini adventures but I was waiting for the big bang.  When that came I was relieved. I was starting to get worried that it would never happen. It did though. Now I am rambling.  

I enjoyed this book quite a lot. It made me a little upset about how slow it was going but I got over it. Please remember to film out my survey. You can find the link on my about page. Thanks for Reading!!!! Have a Great Day!!!! -Annalee and Buttons

Book Rating:th (15)

 

 

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