Skip to main content
Cover for Wild Swans

Wild Swans

Jessica Spotswood


List Price: 10.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


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...

Praise For Wild Swans

"A thoughtful, relatable story about a young woman attempting to figure out her own worth against the ghosts of her past" — Booklist

"Wild Swans is a fast-paced read filled with abandonment, friendship, and romance. Spotswood's writing is easy to read. The diverse cast of characters allows readers to be able to relate to many personalities and social issues. Readers who enjoy the works of Sarah Dessen will enjoy Wild Swans." — VOYA Magazine

"Rich in atmosphere, Wild Swans is also a touching look at a family struggling with a big question: Can you break free of your past and still honor its traditions?" — BookPage

Sourcebooks Fire, 9781492622161, 304pp.

Publication Date: May 3, 2016

About the Author

Jessica Spotswood lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and works as a children's library associate. Her novel Wild Swans was chosen for ALA's 2017 Amelia Bloomer List. Visit