A Far Wilder Magic
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAN INSTANT INDIE BESTSELLERONE OF 2022'S MOST ANTICIPATED READS: * BUZZFEED * EPIC READS * GOODREADS * THE NERD DAILY * UNITED BY POP *"An utterly transportive read, unfolding into a world of crumbling manors and ancient forests. Allison Saft crafts a deliberate, intricate romance that will have you as unmoored as the characters." —Chloe Gong, New York Times bestselling author of These Violent DelightsA romantic YA fantasy perfect for fans of Erin A. Craig and Margaret Rogerson, about two people who find themselves competing for glory—and each other's hearts—in a magical fox hunt.When Margaret Welty spots the legendary hala, the last living mythical creature, she knows the Halfmoon Hunt will soon follow. Whoever is able to kill the hala will earn fame and riches, and unlock an ancient magical secret. While Margaret is the best sharpshooter in town, only teams of two can register, and she needs an alchemist.Weston Winters isn’t an alchemist—yet. He's been fired from every apprenticeship he's landed, and his last chance hinges on Master Welty taking him in. But when Wes arrives at Welty Manor, he finds only Margaret. She begrudgingly allows him to stay, but on one condition: he must join the hunt with her.Although they make an unlikely team, they soon find themselves drawn to each other. As the hunt looms closer and tensions rise, Margaret and Wes uncover dark magic that could be the key to winning the hunt—if they survive that long.In A Far Wilder Magic, Allison Saft has written an achingly tender love story set against a deadly hunt in an atmospheric, rich fantasy world that will sweep you away."Innovative, romantic, and intoxicating. A Far Wilder Magic is a diamond of the YA fantasy genre, with a fresh and artfully layered world and extraordinary characters to match." —Amanda Foody, author of Ace of Shades
St. Martin's Publishing Group
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"This is the kind of book that I think would have taken me weeks to get into but Jesse Villinsky's narration brought emotion and life to even the most uninteresting characters. I found the romance to be pretty realistic for teens coming into adulthood (if a little jarring at times) watching these characters and their families heal and break was beautiful. Saft did an amazing job if crafting so many immersing and intimate moments in this book. I'm excited to see what they write next!"
"This book was so intentional and beautifully written. The whole thing has the pacing of a cozy fantasy with a darker underbelly. A book that doesn't need devoured because you want to hang out in it for a while. My one complaint is that I would have loved more backstory of the different religions/types of people. But is it really a complaint if you just want more? Looking forward to reading other books by this author! "
"I found it a little hard to get into at first, but over all it was a good read. "
"I would give this one a 4/10. It had some good romance scenes, but most of the time I had to force myself to keep reading. It was very slow paced and I thought the main heroine was painstakingly frustrating. And the transition from them moderately disliking each other to falling in love didn’t feel very smooth or natural. I also felt the plot didn’t have much depth."
"I wish I liked this more, not that I didn't like it or that I disliked it, but so many books that I've been reading lately have been insane bangers that it was disappointing I didn't like this so much more. I will definitely applaud Allison Saft for the Jewish parallels and resulting antisemitic parallels, those were executed quite well, as well as the mother daughter relationship and how strained it is. I appreciated that it didn't feel drawn out further than it should have been, the conflicts made sense, and I honestly really felt the pain of the discussions of Yu'adir (Jewish) rejection, I mean she even used the terminology "pogrom" which was startling. I hope that for readers who are not Jewish and may not understand what we go through, this book makes them think, or realize what our lives can be like. For readers that <i> are </i> Jewish, I hope they find peace and connection within this book."
"I wanted very much to love this book, but I just didn’t. The concept was unique and I enjoyed the story as well; however, I just couldn’t get passed Margaret and Weston’s relationship development. While this development felt more on the natural side, it was was too inconsistent and I didn't like how it unfolded. 3/5🌟 WARNING - this book does contain spice. 1.5/5🌶️ "