Wild Swans, by Jessica Spotswood

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Jessica Spotswood is from Pennsylvania. She has a M.A. in Theatre History & Criticism, but decided she likes writing much better. She is the author of the Cahill Witch Chronicles, and her new novel, Wild Swans.

It’s going to be a great summer for Ivy Milbourn:  bonfires, barbeques, and best of all, no classes to fulfill her grandfather’s expectations. She is a Milbourn, after all, and that comes with some high expectations. For generations, the Milbourn women have been larger-than-life and extraordinary. They have also died young and tragically. Ivy has had enough. She’s not extraordinary, or her mother wouldn’t have left when she was a baby.

As Ivy tries to sort out what she is good at, her mother arrives out of nowhere, with two daughters in tow. Suddenly Ivy’s world is shaken as she realizes the truth about people she has trusted her entire life. Now she will find out the truth about the Milbourn legacy, and her place in it.

Wild Swans is a bittersweet coming-of-age story about a girl struggling to find herself amidst family secrets and her own personal tragedies. This tale is well-worth the read.

(Galley provided by Sourcebooks Fire via NetGalley.)

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