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Wild and Wicked Things
Wild and Wicked Things | Francesca May
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"Brimming with romance and gilded with danger, Wild and Wicked Things is a heady, lyrical gem of a book."Hannah Whitten, New York Times bestselling author In the aftermath of World War I, a young woman gets swept into a glittering world filled with illicit magic, romance, blood debts, and murder in this lush and decadent debut novel. To those who are bright and young, to those who are wild and wicked...welcome to Crow Island. On Crow Island, people whisper, real magic lurks just below the surface. But when Annie Mason arrives at the idyllic summer getaway, she never expects to discover her enigmatic new neighbor is a witch. When she witnesses a confrontation between her best friend Bea and the infamous Emmeline Delacroix at one of Crow Islands extravagant parties, she is drawn into a glittering, haunted world. A world where the boundaries of wickedness are tested, and the cost of illicit blood bargains might be death.
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ErraticElle
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A slow burn sapphic fantasy with spooky, witchy flavor. A heavy Gatsby-ish feel to the atmosphere & the locale & a plot semi-reminiscent of Practical Magic, though definitely darker. The pacing is slow & I struggled with getting immersed in the story, but there was some decent suspense. The characters are not necessarily likable, so this may be a reader turn off. The world & magic system were was both intriguing & original. A good, creative debut.

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Lovelylottereader
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I don‘t know what to write in this review.
On second thought, this is untrue, I could write page after page after page about this book. But I‘ll settle for this: This book is exactly what I needed right now and I absolutely love everything about it, the characters, the plot, the writing style; it couldn‘t be more perfect.
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KristiAhlers I‘ve really got to find a copy of this book. Everyone that I‘ve seen that‘s read it has enjoyed it! 2mo
Lovelylottereader @KristiAhlers You really should! It‘s great to hear that others agree with me 🙃 2mo
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Lovelylottereader
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If I wish to fly through the air, I am free from my weight.

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Lovelylottereader
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I stand on my tiptoes so I can press my lips to hers, a kiss so effortless it is like magic—no, better.
Regardless of the rain, of the harbour winds, of the discomfort of the streets of my childhood closing in around me, I finally feel like I‘m home.

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Lovelylottereader
Wild and Wicked Things | Francesca May

“People die all the time because of decisions other people make,” I said. “That‘s not magic‘s fault. It‘s ours. We have to learn. We have to do better. We can do better.”

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Lovelylottereader
Wild and Wicked Things | Francesca May

Blood bloomed.

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Wild and Wicked Things | Francesca May

“So really, love, what is it you want?”
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“You,” I blurted. “I want you.”

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Lovelylottereader
Wild and Wicked Things | Francesca May

We were the witches of Cross House. The unspoken rulers of Crow Island. We sold desires, traded in dreams; we gave people what they wanted, regardless of what they needed. Nathan, Isobel and I were royalty—untouched by the law.
It was all a lie.

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Lovelylottereader
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I went on holiday and haven‘t read further in this book for a while but the name of this part has me intrigued as ever! Also slightly terrified.

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Lovelylottereader
Wild and Wicked Things | Francesca May

Our fates had been tied together since the first moment we met—because, magic or not, I had never wanted anyone or anything other than her.

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Lovelylottereader
Wild and Wicked Things | Francesca May

Just a glance from Emmeline and I wasn‘t myself.
Or maybe I was more myself than I‘d ever been.

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Lovelylottereader
Wild and Wicked Things | Francesca May

“I know.” I didn‘t know what else to say. There was nothing I could find that might help. I know—that had always been our code. It meant: I understand. I forgive you. I love you. I‘m sorry.

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Lovelylottereader
Wild and Wicked Things | Francesca May

“Magic is what we make it.”

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Wild and Wicked Things | Francesca May

She‘s the end.

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Lovelylottereader
Wild and Wicked Things | Francesca May

I‘ll do it for you. Trade my love for his. My blood for his.

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Lovelylottereader
Wild and Wicked Things | Francesca May

It must be magic—there was no other explanation. Why else would I be so lost in her presence while feeling so whole?

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Lovelylottereader
Wild and Wicked Things | Francesca May

Before you were only a mouse. Now you are growing fangs.

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Lovelylottereader
Wild and Wicked Things | Francesca May

She had bewitched me by some magic, some witchcraft; I hadn‘t been myself since I‘d met her.

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Lovelylottereader
Wild and Wicked Things | Francesca May

“You can‘t control the world, dearest,” she said. “You can‘t think for us, and communication is a two-way street. I know we don‘t always agree, but that‘s what it‘s like, to have a family. We understand each other even when we don‘t.”

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Lovelylottereader
Wild and Wicked Things | Francesca May

This girl… Whoever she is, she has a darkness inside her and it glitters like broken glass.

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Lovelylottereader
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I was debating which book to read and I‘m already sure I‘ve chosen a great one.

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Smlambert725
Wild and Wicked Things | Francesca May

“Just a glance at Emmeline and I wasn‘t myself. Or maybe I was more myself than I‘d ever been.”
#July2022

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Branwen
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My April Goldsboro book arrived and I'm already in love! 😍📖❤️ That cover! Those shimmery gold edges! And the story itself is a queer fantasy set in the 1920's - I'm so excited to read it! #bookmail #goldsboro #goldsborobooks

KristiAhlers I‘m waiting for my Goldsboro books! I can‘t wait to unwrap them. Total book happiness when that happens 4mo
Branwen @KristiAhlers Yes! I always get so excited when I see that special white Goldsboro box waiting for me with my mail! 😍🥰 4mo
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Twainy
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Apparently I only get books when it rains … I randomly looked out the door & there‘s GSFF! Another bookstore that loves bubble wrap! 🎉

This book has stunning metallic gold edges. Signed & numbered. This is also on my TBR!! Looks great!!

UwannaPublishme So cool! 4mo
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Zuhkeeyah
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Welcome to a world where magic is an open secret. Annie heads to her estranged father‘s home on a mysterious island to honor his final wishes. In the process of reconnecting with a childhood friend, Annie finds herself caught up in the dark magic of the island. This book is a dark fantasy that will have your heart racing with fear and desire.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover 💛🖤 6mo
Zuhkeeyah @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Isn't it?! I totally chose this one by the cover first, then the blurb. 6mo
Zuhkeeyah A delayed but heartfelt thank you to RedHooks publishing for the ARC! 6mo
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