Summary: 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.
Review: What a tragic, tragic book! This book was unlike any other book I’ve ever read. It was a love story, a tragedy, a suspense story, and fantasy all rolled up into one. Every page you turn you wonder if things will ever get better for Ava, her mother, her grandmother, or any of the other well-written characters in this book. Halfway through you wonder how much more tragedy could one person experience and survive, only to be hit with another tragedy! But wound throughout the tragedies are real people with real feelings, real issues, and true love. This book makes you think about taking people for granted and how miscommunication and non-communication could change your life forever. This book must be added to everyone’s “to-read” list!
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages: 301 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Suspense
Source: Purchased from Amazon.com
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