The Strange And Beautiful Sorrow Of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
Foolish love appears to be a Roux family birthright. And for Ava Lavender, a girl born with the wings of a bird, it is an ominous thing to inherit. In her quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to join her peers, Ava ventures into the wider world. But it is a dangerous world for a naive girl - a world which may view her as girl or angel. On the night of the summer solstice celebration, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air and Ava's journey and her family's saga reaches 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.
I give it - 5/5
My review - I was really interested by this book when I first saw the cover as it is really beautiful and I got it the other day and read all of it on the way home on a train and I've never loved a book more!
Instead of it diving right into the story, Leslye has written about the Grandmothers upbringing and the mothers which I thought was really interesting and how their lives really fitted in with the title a bit. I loved reading about their past even though most of it involved heartbreak and it just got me tearing up a lot.
This story is so beautifully written and the descriptive writing was just that fantastic that I really need to read more from Leslye if this is how she writes!
I just really loved this story and could not get over how amazing it was and how brilliant the story line was! It was so different to what I thought it was going to be about but it really does fit in with the title as well!