Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Waiting on... The Strange & Beautiful Sorrows or Ava Lavenger By: Leslye Walton




With so many great books coming out, how are you to know what to even be on the look out for? Have no fear! Your faithful Young Adult librarians have been searching ahead to make sure you stay on top of the great teen literature that's out there! So, make note if you like what you see, because soon these fantastic books will be appearing in a library branch near you! 

The Strange & Beautiful Sorrows or Ava Lavenger
By: Leslye Walton 

15751398
Hardcover, 302 pages
Expected publication: March 27th 2014 by Walker Books

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 na├»ve 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.

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