BOOK REVIEW #23- THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL SORROWS OF AVA LAVENDER

THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL SORROWS OF AVA LAVENDER by LESLYE WALTON



BLURB:

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:

I have conflicted feelings about this book. For a few chapters, I was like “WOW, this is going to be fantastic”. But after it will be, “Duh, this is not good”.

However, the writing was so good. And that’s the reason why I completed this book. But still, this one is so strange.

Let’s move into the story.

Ava Lavender, she is anything but a normal girl. 

Yup, she was born with wings. And that was the reason she couldn’t be a normal girl. It was strange for people who were living in the neighborhood who were heard about it only as myth and tales. But not everyone feels like that because she became friends with two people Cardigan and Rowe Cooper. Will she manage to live a normal life?

Ava’s family had met with a lot of sorrows in their life. There are a lot of problems in her grandmother’s and mother’s love life. Will she able to find the love of life ? You need to find it!


MY RATING:  Acceptable

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