The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Author: Leslye Walton
ISBN: 9781406348088
Age: YA
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 naive to the twisted motives of others. 
My Review
The hard book copy has such a beautiful cover that it’s impossible not to pick this book up.
It’s different to other YA books out there as it’s more literary than hero. And it’s written in memoir style so we learn every detail about her grandparents, parents; there’s even a family tree! 
The prologue is beautiful and sets the scene of a girl, a girl with wings. This makes you want to read on – to find out why she was born with wings and what her life was like. And to find that out we first read about her history.
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender has beautiful languages, interesting premise, and is well told.  
Many thanks to Walker Press for sending me a review copy.

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