Read Wicked Like a Wildfire (Hibiscus Daughter, #1) Online Free - All the women in Iris and Malina's family are born with a gleam—a unique way of manipulating beauty through magic. Seventeen-year-old Iris sees flowers as fractals and turns her kaleidoscope visions into glasswork, her twin sister Malina interprets moods as music, and their cold, distant mother Jasmina bakes scenery into decadent treats at her confectionery in Old Town Cattaro, Montenegro.
Jasmina forbids Iris and Malina to share their gleams with anyone, and above all, she forbids them to fall in love—being discovered could shatter the quiet lives they’ve built in their tucked-away, seaside town. But Iris and Malina are tired of abiding by their mother’s rules and rebel in secret whenever they can.
Yet when a mysterious, white-haired woman attacks their mother and leaves her hovering between life and death, the sisters unearth an ancient curse that haunts their line—a wicked bargain that masquerades as a blessing, and binds the twins’ fates—and hearts—to a force larger than life. To save each other, they must untangle a thousand years of lies and reveal their own hurtful secrets. But even the deepest sacrifice might not be enough.
Wicked Like a Wildfire is the first book in a sumptuous, bewitching duology about the power of love, death, magic, and the many faces of beauty.
|Title||:||Wicked Like a Wildfire (Hibiscus Daughter, #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
August 18, 2017
In some ways, I feel like I'm being generous. I'm upping my rating to two stars, and yet this book was so painfully slow and boring.
I've mostly been reading it during the day whilst on vacation so I'm neither tired nor grumpy, but I could feel my eyes trying to close as they moved through the pa...
December 25, 2016
This was a stunning book about the relationships between mothers and daughters, and sisters. The writing was utterly beautiful, and I've never read anything like it. The characters, especially the twins, were flawed and real. This is a great debut - keep your eye out for it next year!
September 05, 2017
On sale this week! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:
In Wicked Like a Wildfire (2017), magic and secrecy swirl around Iris and Malina, a pair of seventeen year old fraternal twins who live in current-day Montenegro with their single mother, Jasmina. Jasmina confides to them that a...
September 20, 2017
"If you love the cover, you'll love the book!"
Never judge a book by its cover. Especially when the cover is as beautiful as that with a perfect add-on of a title.
I was just bored.
There was a lot of fluffy and beautiful descriptions but not enough content for me. And the charac...
September 20, 2017
I'm really, honestly tired of and terribly sorry for having to say this, especially when it's a book that offers such potential for diversity I'm talking about, but there's just no other way of putting it: good concept, poor execution.
•Wicked Like a Wildfire is set in Cattaro, Montenegro, which...
August 05, 2017
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
This was a YA paranormal/fantasy story about two sisters with special gifts.
I liked Iris and Malina, and I liked how much they supported each other, even when their mother seemed to favour Malina.
August 06, 2017
“Your beauty is a force, you know, a power all its own. It can be both sword and shield for you, and win you anything you want.”
I love magical realism! Having read two really fantastic ones in the past month has reignited by love for this magically captivating genre. Wicked Like a Wildfire is...
August 25, 2016
This book is a dazzling visual feast (and a graphic or CGI artist's dream project). I could give this book 5 stars solely on that. Or for the simply stunning writing that graces practically every page (from the breathtaking descriptions of Montenegro that make me want to go there RIGHT NOW to the...
January 10, 2017
I am in LOVE with this book.
I could not get enough of the stunning prose Popovic weaves around her characters, and scenery, like a subtle perfume, coloring every moment on the page with richness and beauty. As if that's not enough, the plot is incredibly engrossing and the characters all burst o...
August 01, 2017
'Nothing was ever simple. There was no such thing as the one and only truth, and that too was a freedom in itself.'*
WTF was that ending?!
So. As much as I enjoyed reading Wicked Like a Wildfire, I have to say that I found the beginning tough to read because of the intense mother-daughter relations...