Waiting on Wednesday – Week 186

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It's to spotlight upcoming releases that I'm DYING to get my hands on.

This week's WoW is:
Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popović

All the women in Iris and Malina’s family have the unique magical ability or “gleam” to manipulate beauty. Iris sees flowers as fractals and turns her kaleidoscope visions into glasswork, while Malina interprets moods as music. But their mother has strict rules to keep their gifts a secret, even in their secluded sea-side town. Iris and Malina are not allowed to share their magic with anyone, and above all, they are forbidden from falling in love. 

But when their mother is mysteriously attacked, the sisters will have to unearth the truth behind the quiet lives their mother has built for them. They will discover a wicked curse that haunts their family line—but will they find that the very magic that bonds them together is destined to tear them apart forever?

Goodreads ● August 15, 2017

I remember seeing this one way back before it had the jaw-dropping cover and a synopsis and thinking, "Hibiscus Daughter? OMG IS THIS A RETELLING OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE'S SHORT STORY 'RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER'?!" Well, I clearly didn't say that exactly because I forgot that the story was actually called 'Rappaccini's Daughter,' not Hibiscus. Nonetheless, I'm really excited for this one because magic, people, MAGIC. Apparently the prose is absolutely gorgeous, too. August can't get here fast enough!

What are you waiting on?

1 comment:

  1. Totally waiting on this one too. First, the cover is so lovely, and then secret magical abilities and curses. Sounds awesome. Great pick!
    Sam @ WLABB


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