"A sapphic historical fantasy novel that drips with dark curses and alluring witchcraft. It delivers all the gothic, witchy vibes you could hope for."
―CultureFly 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 that real magic lurks just below the surface.
Magic doesn't interest Annie Mason. Not after it stole her future. She's on the island only 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 most mesmerizing 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 Crow 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
"Haunting, immersive, and seething with dark magic."―Alexis Henderson, author of The Year of the Witching
"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 Author:
9.30h x 5.70w x 1.60dISBN:
9780316287159Review Citation(s): Library Journal Prepub Alert
10/01/2021 pg. 13Publishers Weekly
02/01/2022 pg. 54Booklist
02/01/2022 pg. 28Shelf Awareness
About the Author
Francesca May grew up in the middle of England where she spent her childhood devouring fantasy books and brewing potions in her back garden. She currently lives in Derby with her family, three giant dogs, and two black cats. By day she works as a bookseller at Waterstones. By night she accidentally kills every house plant she touches and writes novels about gothic mansions, witchcraft, and queer love. She also writes psychological thrillers and gothic suspense as Fran Dorricott. You can find her on Twitter @franwritesstuff or her website at www.frandorricott.com