I all the time have a tough time with fantasy books (the worldbuilding will be intimidating) so I used to be hesitant to begin this one. A Far Wilder Magic by Allison Saft is a standalone novel that transported me to a magical model of the Pacific Northwest. I used to be fully absorbed by the environment: the uninteresting gray skies, the foggy shoreline, and the thick, lush forest brimming with magic. It stole me away, and I by no means needed it to finish.
In this guide we meet Weston Winters, an aspiring alchemist who’s failed out of all his apprenticeships to this point. His final alternative to additional himself and assist his household is with a famed alchemist who hasn’t taken a brand new scholar in a really very long time. After touring to her home, he doesn’t discover her: as an alternative, he finds her daughter, Margaret, who’s cussed and unbiased and desires completely nothing to do with Wes.
That is, till the legendary hala is noticed and the Halfmoon Hunt is ready to begin. Teams of hunters and alchemists should work collectively to kill the god-like, magical creature, and Margaret is aware of that if she’s profitable her mom will come dwelling and love her as soon as extra. She groups up with Wes and though the 2 make an unlikely pair and are hated by most individuals on the town, they’re each pushed by their want to show others flawed and higher themselves and their households.
I completely beloved the setting and environment of this guide. I do know some individuals would discover the descriptions to be an excessive amount of and drag on, however I believed it was good. I used to be in a position to image every little thing in my thoughts, and the chilly, foggy daylight warmed my coronary heart as a result of I need nothing greater than for it to be Fall year-round.
The characters had been passionate, difficult, and the slow-burn enemies to lovers gave me L I F E 🖤 I used to be cheering for them each individually and as a pair. The pining, the craving, the try and push emotions away solely to be overcome with feelings. It was perfection.
This guide was a straightforward 5 stars for me, and I extremely suggest it for these on the lookout for a standalone, atmospheric fantasy learn with a little bit of romance.
Thank you to the writer, Wednesday Books, for sending me a digital ARC through NetGalley. A Far Wilder Magic by Allison Saft got here out on March 8, 2022, and will be bought wherever books are bought.