Review // The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender4:00 PM
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
Published: March 27, 2014
Genre(s): YA, Fantasy, Magical Realism
Cover Rating: ✰✰✰✰✰ (Yes. YES. This is one of my favorite book covers of all time. I love the way the title is incorporated in the feather. I love everything.)
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.
**note: The book image links to its Goodreads page.
But.... it wasn't enough.