Wild Beauty-Book Review

Wild BeautyLove 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.

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Author: Anna-Marie McLemore

Pages: 340

Publishing Date: October 3rd,2017

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends


I got this book from a giveaway I didn’t have any idea what this is about while starting it, Yes I don’t bother to read description mostly, I only knew one thing that cover is pretty and I got a signed book 😁

“Even in its first faint traces, love could alter a landscape. It wrote unimagined stories and made the most beautiful, forbidding places.”

I finished it in one day because the writing was beautiful as well as world-building, It was so easy to just get into this world. It is a dark fantasy which is overfilled with flowery prose. There were way too many names for me to remember, as they didn’t get that much attention.

If I talk about the story there was less story more details and too many details, It was boring and annoying, In the first half there weren’t many things happened and the pace was so slow, that’s the reason I skimmed a lot because I wasn’t interested in reading about flowers and flowers,last 60 pages pulled me back. The ending was one of the positive things about this book, as there were at least some progress in the story.

I couldn’t connect to characters, any of them. I didn’t care about what is happening to any of them. I just wanted it to finish.

“Everyone is broken. The only difference is how.” 

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28 Comments Add yours

  1. Manon says:

    Too bad you didn’t feel connected to any of the characters.. The cover is beautiful though!

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    1. Cover is so pretty, writing also.


  2. bookwormscornerblogspot says:

    The cover is so stunning. I hope your next read is more enjoyable.

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  3. Awe no, too bad it wasn’t great for you. It certainly looks very appealing and the synopsis inviting. Great review.

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    1. Writing was so beautiful but story didn’t work for me…Thank you 🙂


  4. I was thinking the same thing about the cover – that I need this book just because of how pretty it is. 😉🙌🏻

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    1. That is even more pretty in real 😀

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  5. Jo Linsdell says:

    Yay for pretty covers and signed books, but shame it wasn’t a good read for you.

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    1. Pretty covers are my weakness 😀


  6. Empress DJ says:

    You have more staying power than I do, I would probably have gone the DNF route.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I have already DNF many books this year, so trying to cover that damage now.


  7. Mariam says:

    Ah, finally… I didn’t think I’ll ever find a Pakistani book blogger.) Maybe I just wasn’t looking in the right places) I just discovered your blog. It’s so great. I’m already a fan after reading just a few posts.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Haha, I am glad you found me 😁, I know some of Pakistani bloggers but they are not so active…Thank you Mariam for kind words 😊

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  8. Jordanne says:

    Great review, shame it wasn’t amazing – I barely ever read blurbs either I like to be completely surprised by where the book goes. My checklist goes author I know or have heard a lot about? pretty cover? genre I feel like reading? – 2 or more yes’s and I’m in, not fool proof but served me well thus far.

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    1. Thank you, I rarely read blurbs, pretty covers, known authors, popular series, GR ratings, these are the factors I mostly count 😁

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  9. Sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy the characters or the story of this one. Great review! 🙂

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  10. What a beautiful cover! This one looks like it should be a classic or something 🙂 Great review!

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    1. Thank you..Cover and writing both are so pretty.


  11. I love the idea of sometimes picking a book based only on its cover!

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  12. Great honest review, I’ve been hearing mix reviews about this book I have put this one on my Amazon wishlist I still want to check it out though. I am really sorry this book didn’t work out for you I hope your next read is a much better one. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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    1. Thank you Katiria, Some people even give it 5 stars and some even DNFed it, There is no way you can predict if you like a book or not except reading it…
      Happy Reading 🙂


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