The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Title: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Author: Leslye Walton

Release Date: March 27, 2014

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Pages: 301 pages

Genre: YA

My Rating: 4star


goodreadssynopsis

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 reviewThis book is first of all not what I thought it would be, but I was no disappointed.

It ended up being absolutely amazing. The only thing that stopped me from giving it five stars was the fact that it was a bit too gory/creepy for my liking.

The book is a bit slow to start, only because it is giving a lot of information about the families. I think this was good though because you really got a full picture of each character and why they had the views they did. So the impacts of their lives on their views of society.

The story has a ton of good quotes and I ended up tabbing a lot of pages. I was going to post some of my favorite quotes but I’m scared there will be spoilers in them. There are quotes about love, innocent love, love lost, hopeless love, you name it, this book has it.

The story is also magical, intriguing and I couldn’t put it down!

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March 2016 Wrap Up

Again this is a little late, sorry! I really do need to get more organized with my blogging 🙂 but I mean I can sit here and talk about how I should, or I can start doing.

March was a very up and down month in regards to so many things, so my reading was all over the place.

I read a lot of amazing books this month, and it’s so hard to choose which one was my favorite. I am also still going to post reviews for the ones I did miss.

Which of these books have you read? Did you enjoy them, not enjoy them? How about my books I plan to read in April? See any favorites?


I read these this month:

We Were Liars   Alibi in High Heels (High Heels, #4)   The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender   Mr. Kiss and Tell (Veronica Mars, #2)   Bran New Death (Merry Muffin Mystery, #1)


My Favorite Read this Month: (I can’t choose just one, it’s both of these)

We Were Liars   The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender


Books I bought this month (it was my bday month so some were gifts):

Tiny Pretty Things (Tiny Pretty Things, #1)   Passenger (Passenger, #1)   Perfect Timing   The Unpredictable Consequences of Love   Signs Point to Yes   A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1)   The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender


What I plan to read in April (but probably won’t happen):

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)   Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)   A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)   Lair of Dreams (The Diviners, #2)