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October 2, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

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.
March 25th 2014 by Candlewick Press

Doesn't it sounds amazing?


  1. Nice cover. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  2. I hadn't heard of this. Sounds curious indeed!

  3. I love this cover. This sounds like a really interesting read. Great pick!

  4. Girl born with wings? Well, I'll be! Sign me up. ;) Great pick!

  5. Oh my goodness, this does sound amazing! I love, love, love that people mistake her as an angel, but she's just a girl, so original! Definitely adding to my wishlist. Awesome pick!! :)