Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
by Leslye Walton

hitting shelves March 25th, 2014 from Candelwick Press

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.

My thoughts: Sounds hauting and strangely peculiar in the best way. :)


  1. That it does! I shall have to look out for the reviews in March. I could definitely enjoy this if there's a happy ending to the romance - I know, it sounds unlikely, but... :-) Thanks honey, I hadn't heard of this one before.

  2. i love that cover! it's very simple and retro looking and while it has an interesting premise it might be too out there more me (like Julianna Baggott's Pure series)... hmm...

    hope you can stop by my WoW.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  3. I like it. And the cover reminds me of one of my tattoos.

  4. This does sound really interesting and I absolutely love that feather on the cover. Great pick!
    Natflix&Books' WoW

  5. Interesting cover :D Sounds like a good book ;) I hope you'll love it when you get to read it. <3