Book Review: Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May

Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May takes you back to the years after WWI in a novel that is reminiscent of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby but with magic intertwined. Wild and Wicked Things is filled with the glittering parties of the roaring twenties and the danger of not only new love but also what happens when friends grow apart. The story follows Annie as she moves to Crow Island where magic is prohibited and she knows no one but a long lost friend. Annie is drawn further and further into the world of magic by her magnetic neighbor, Emmeline and she begins to push the boundaries of everything she knows about the world and herself. This gothic novel makes you fall in love with the characters and the world that Francesca May has created. 

May leaves a trail of wreckage behind in her wake and left me with a book hangover I couldn’t quite cure. This was simply a book I could not put down. This novel features everything I never knew I needed: diverse characters (LGBTQ+ included), magic, and murder. I loved this book, even if it did have some flaws, but what book doesn’t? I highly recommend for fans of The Once and Future Witches. 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

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