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Publisher's Summary

"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 naive woman is swept into a glittering world filled with dark magic, romance, and murder in this lush and decadent debut.

On Crow Island, people whisper, real magic lurks just below the surface. 

Neither real magic nor faux magic interests Annie Mason. Not after it stole her future. She’s only on the island to settle her late father’s estate and, hopefully, reconnect with her long-absent best friend, Beatrice, who fled their dreary lives for a more glamorous one. 

Yet Crow Island is brimming with temptation, and the biggest one may be her enigmatic new neighbor. 

Mysterious and alluring, Emmeline Delacroix is a figure shadowed by rumors of witchcraft. And when Annie witnesses a confrontation between Bea and Emmeline at one of the island's extravagant parties, she is drawn into a glittering, haunted world. A world where the boundaries of wickedness are tested, and the cost of illicit magic might be death.

Praise for Wild and Wicked Things:

“Entrancing, seductive, and decadently beautiful. Here is a deep, sensuous exploration of the bonds between three very different, complex women that readers won't soon forget." —Gwenda Bond, New York Times bestselling author 

"An intoxicating blend of secrets and glamour, romance and scandal, blood magic and dark pasts." —H. G. Parry

©2022 Francesca May (P)2022 Redhook
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Critic Reviews

"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 of For the Wolf

Haunting, immersive, and seething with dark magic, Wild and Wicked Things cast its spell on me"—Alexis Henderson, author of The Year of the Witching

Wild and Wicked Things ticked all my boxes. May’s vivid prose carries us off to a world not quite unlike our own and spins the story of one woman coming into her own, another fighting the darkness inside her, and the two of them drawing together to become something more. I couldn’t put it down.”—Genevieve Gornichec, author of The Witch’s Heart

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alright

struggled to finish. male narrator was not my favorite, over articulates, I also don't like when they add music to background so that part just wasn't for me. I felt the storybstarted out strong and then kind of dragged on. good ending though.

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Enjoyable enough

I enjoyed listening to this one but I don't think it is one that will stick with me.

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Definitely not bad

Actually really enjoyed the story. Could have had more details, more story. I mean, it is like 16hrs but if you listen, you’ll understand.

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Idle and Indecisive Stuff

Wanted to like this book. The premise was intriguing. Was hoping for an adult fantasy novel, magic but grounded in reality and with adult themes. Not what you get. Every chapter, the author beats you over the head with the fact that the main characters are internally conflicted about everything. Most of the book is the main character declaring that she's going to be brave or otherwise different than she was before. She'll then spend 5 seconds being brave and then immediately get scared and regret it. As a result, very little progress is made in character development and exploring the world that is being created - both the physical island and the magic existing world.

One of the narrators would sometimes sound like she was trying not to spit out some large ice cubes while she was talking.

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Stopped early

I enjoyed the readers, very good performance.
I stopped shortly after the first lesbian reference and foul language. It was several chapters. I was enjoying the story and am sad to miss what happens to Annie.

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Boring, dull, tedious.

Dull, poorly written dribble with no plot whatsoever. Most boring book I've listened to in a long time.