The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

18166936Book Synopsis:
Published March 25th 2014 by Candlewick Press
301 pages | goodreads-badge-add-black-38px
Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga.

Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the wings of a bird.

In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naïve to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the Summer Solstice celebration.

That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo.

First-time author Leslye Walton has constructed a layered and unforgettable mythology of what it means to be born with hearts that are tragically, exquisitely human.

Book Review: 5 stars black

Completely unexpected, but brilliant all the same.

Powerful writing, but tragically devastating.

Discover the sorrows of love in all of its heartbreaking forms.

Wonderful.

Magical.

Unforgettable.

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