Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga.
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
That night, the skies open up, rain and
feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a
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. @goodreads
When I first starting this book I was enthralled when Ava was born ,but
then it started going into her past with her grandmother etc. and I
wasn't so sure I was going to like it.
I just wanted to read
about Ava. But.. after awhile it started to grow on me. I started to
feel for these women that had so many sorrows in one family. I loved and
hated each and every story if that makes sense.
I felt so bad
for Ava and Henry being hidden from the world. Yes, Ava had some
friends, the one that supposed to be her best friend is the one I could
not stand! She really wasn't that nice of a person.
brother Henry has issues and he seemed like he was Autistic but I guess
they didn't know about those things back then. I'm glad he had a good
friend in his dog and in Gabe.
I am so disgusted at what happened to Ava. I wanted to shoot the jerk! No, spoilers.
I loved the way the author wrote the book. It was almost like a lyrical book in ways.
ending of the book was so beautiful! I just loved it! I really wish I
could have read more about Ava, but I think that ending was too perfect
to add anything else! 4 Stars