Title: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Author: Leslye Walton
Publisher: Walker Books
Source: Review Copy
Publication Date: 27th March, 2014
Foolish love appears to be a Roux family birthright. And for Ava Lavender, a girl born with the wings of a bird, it is an ominous thing to inherit. In her quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to join her peers, sixteen-year-old Ava ventures into the wider world. But it is a dangerous world for a naive girl...
I loved the friendships she made and the air of mystery that surrounded her. I thought the way Leslye Walton built up a background to the house that they live in gave the story so much more depth. I think the only thing that I wasn't so happy with was that I would have loved to have learnt more about Ava's wings.
This book was so eloquently written. It's one of those YA books that could easily make the crossover to adult. Leslye Walton is definitely an author to look out for.