Thanks to the publisher & Netgalley for the complimentary e-ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
Flowerheart by Catherine Bakewell is a YA fantasy with romantic elements that’s also pretty dark in moments. Or maybe just darker than I expected.
Here, witch Clara Danielle Lucas’s magic can hurt people, like her beloved father, & her mother is a dangerous witch who’s broken from away from magic’s governing body—The Council—& basically makes dangerous magic available to whoever can pay for it.
Against the odds—her scandalous witch background, her unpredictable & strong magic, Clara learns how to wield her magic with the help of her estranged best friend Xavier.
The queer rep in this book is fantastic & the characters are complicated in an intriguing way. This book features 16 year old-ish protagonists & the writing style feels reflective of that to me.
I wanted more from this story but I can definitely see it appealing to lots of readers who want a sweet fantasy with notes of dangerous & risk.
3.5⭐️. Out now!
[ID: a white hand holds the ebook in front of a white bookcase & a wood desk with red tulips in a glass vase on top.]
Give me that HEA, please.
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