Waiting on Wednesday -- The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine.  
  This week's can't-wait-to-read pre-publication book is
 The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
The Strange and Beautiful  Sorrows of Ava Lavender

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

by Leslye Walton
Publication date: March 25, 2014

From Goodreads:

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.


Matt Keenan said...

I saw this book last year on NetGalley and requested it! (I was denied but whatever). It looks so different! It really intrigues me. I want to write something different like this someday. Not a book about people with wings, but something with the same style, if that makes sense.

Anonymous said...

This book sounds good and the cover is gorgeous! Good choice! :)

Denise @ Dandelionn Wine Book Blog | WoW

Rachel Marie said...

Ooh that cover is so pretty, and it sounds really interesting! Will have to check it out.
Rachel @ The NerdHerd Reads

Jessica L. Brooks (coffeelvnmom) said...

Matt: Oh, shoot! That stinks. :( Really intrigues me too, especially the mythology part! And I'm sure you will write something like this... the idea will come to you at the perfect time! :)