Witch of Wild Things is a romantic and atmospheric tale

Witch of Wild Things by Raquel Vasques Gilliland. Image Courtesy of Berkley.
Witch of Wild Things by Raquel Vasques Gilliland. Image Courtesy of Berkley. /

Witchy fantasy romances are the hottest thing in publishing right now. That’s why hearing the pitch for Witch of Wild Things, I was instantly captivated.

Written by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland, this is a fantasy romance or romance with a witchy twist to it. If you’re familiar with Vasques Gilliland’s other books, this shouldn’t come as any surprise to you.

However, if you’re a newbie like me, this was such a breath of fresh air considering how many witchy books are out there right now. While sometimes it can be a bit tedious, Witch of Wild Things felt like something different and fresh.

Before getting into my review, I’d like to thank Berkley for sending me an early copy of this to read and review so let’s light some candles and get into all the details.

Witch of Wild Things is atmospheric, romantic, and hopeful all in one.

Let me just start by saying the cover for this book paints a vivid picture of what Witch of Wild Things lives up to. The story begins with Sage who after losing her job, ends up moving back in with her Aunt Nadia, and from there, the past comes calling. Sage ends up getting a new job that she previously held as a teen.

Amidst that, she’s dealing with a crush on her boss, animosity from her family, and being saddled with the man who broke her heart: Tennessee Reyes. Let’s not forget that she has magical abilities related to plants which is a key part of her job and the reason why she’s working with Tenn.

While the book does focus on the relationship between Tenn and Sage heavily, it’s more about Sage and her family dealing with the loss of Sky. However, the twist at the end made this feel even more magical, and seeing how Sage repaired things with everyone in her life was beautiful.

Coupled with the setting and Sage’s focus on plants, Witch of Wild Things is a lush story of sisters, falling in love and finding their place. The only complaint I have is that the pacing toward the end of the book could have been better. However, it’s going on my list of cozy romances coming out this year.

Witch of Wild Things by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland is out now where books are sold. 

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