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Wild beauty /

by McLemore, Anna-Marie [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC, 2017.Edition: First edition.Description: 339 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781250124555; 1250124557.Subject(s): Gardens -- Fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Family life -- Fiction | Love -- Fiction | Gardens -- Juvenile fiction | Magic -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Juvenile fiction | Romance fiction | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Contemporary | Fantasy fiction | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | Juvenile worksSummary: For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, hiding a terrible legacy, until mysterious Fel arrives and Estrella helps him explore his dangerous past.Summary: For nearly a century the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds and lush estate gardens of La Pradera. They have a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. When a strange boy appears in the gardens, he is a mystery to Estrella 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, they uncover secrets as dangerous as they are magical.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

" No one does magical realism quite like McLemore, and this third novel, laced with slow-burning suspense, folklore, romance, and spun together with exquisite, luxuriant prose, proves it.,,, Sheer magic: fierce, bright, and blazing with possibility."-- Booklist (starred)

Love grows such strange things.

Anna-Marie McLemore's debut novel The Weight of Feathers garnered fabulous reviews and was a finalist for the prestigious YALSA Morris Award, and her second novel, When the Moon was Ours , was longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. Now, in Wild Beauty, McLemore introduces a spellbinding setting and two characters who are drawn together by fate--and pulled apart by reality.

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.

Young Adult.

830 Lexile.

For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, hiding a terrible legacy, until mysterious Fel arrives and Estrella helps him explore his dangerous past.

For nearly a century the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds and lush estate gardens of La Pradera. They have a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. When a strange boy appears in the gardens, he is a mystery to Estrella 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, they uncover secrets as dangerous as they are magical.

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Horn Book Review

For generations, the Nomeolvides women have lived on La Pradera, tending the magical gardens while hiding a curse: anyone they love will vanish. When Estrella and her four cousins fall in love with the same woman--and a man mysteriously arrives at the estate--old balances are upset. With lovely language and magical realism, McLemore explores ancestral injustices, tradition, and the tension between love and loyalty. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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