For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, a lush estate garden. The secret to the garden’s Wild Beauty (Feiwel & Friends, $17.99) lies in the women themselves: each has the ability to conjure a particular kind of flower. But they pay a terrible price for these gifts: if they fall in love, their lovers vanish. Suddenly, a boy appears from the gardens without any memory of where he came from, marking a change in their fate. Anna-Marie McLemore has crafted an enchanting story about family, secrets, and the consequences of loving someone deeply. Rich with lore and gorgeous prose, this is magical realism at its finest. Ages 13-15.
Wild Beauty - Anna-Marie McLemore