Wild Swans by Jessica Spotswood {Book review}


I actually wrote this book review and scheduled the post but the blog post has since disappeared into cyber land somewhere far away. I received this book for my Birthday back in March, it had been on my wish list for a while. I think it was a Booktube recommendation. Anyway... onto the review.

Wild Swans by Jessica Spotswood

Pages: 295
Genre: Young adult/Romance/Contemporary

The Blurb: 
The summer before Ivy’s senior year is going to be golden; all bonfires, barbeques, and spending time with her best friends. For once, she will just get to be. No summer classes, none of Granddad’s intense expectations to live up to the family name. For generations, the Milbourn women have lead extraordinary lives—and died young and tragically. Granddad calls it a legacy, but Ivy considers it a curse. Why else would her mother have run off and abandoned her as a child?

But when her mother unexpectedly returns home with two young daughters in tow, all of the stories Ivy wove to protect her heart start to unravel. The very people she once trusted now speak in lies. And all of Ivy’s ambition and determination cannot defend her against the secrets of the Milbourn past….

My thoughts: 
This story follows the story of seventeen year old Ivy and how she came about living with her grandfather. Her grandfather has high expectations of Ivy but she really just wants a summer to have fun.. That is until her mother comes back into her life, Ivy hasn't seen or heard from her mother since she was just baby! Her mother also has another surprise.. Two other daughters. Ivy also meets Connor around the same time as her mother comes back but her best friend Alex doesn't approve of Connor. With so much story and very easy to read, I flew through this book. I loved Ivy's character, I felt quite connected to her. Bear in mind this book is a young adult read and aimed at a younger reader than myself but I still enjoyed this book! I personally feel this is perfect spring/summer read.

What have you been reading lately? 

Sarah xXx

Wild Swans by Jessica Spotswood book review

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  1. This sounds a really interesting read. I'm intrigued to find out all the family secrets now!!


  2. This sounds like a really good story, but I don't tend to read young adult novels for myself. I don't find they have quite enough depth for my liking.

  3. I've not heard of this but the title itself intrigues me, thanks for sharing with #readwithme

  4. This sounds like a really interesting read, I'm wondering about the secrets now! #readwithme

  5. I sometimes enjoy YA novels and this one sounds like one I could read :)


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