Wednesday, 10 January 2018

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender - Leslye Walton

Blessings of all kinds for the New Year.  Glad to see you and hope that all is well in your part of the world.  My friend in Nova Scotia reports strange extremes of weather, and of course, sub-freezing temps.  Here in the English south west, we missed the last big snowfall, and whilst yesterday was grey and cold, today is only sunny and cold!  Hurray!

Well now, on to one of my first books of the year.   A book I bought only because of the cover bit fickle that, isn't it?).  And also because a bit of magic realism once in a while is not a bad thing, is it?  
Ava is the third generation of women with special powers.  She doesn't seem to have any, but as she was born with a set of wings perhaps that is enough.  The wings, by the way don't let her fly, they just are.
As she grows towards adolescence, life may get harder for her, even with the help of a friend who wants her to enjoy life as much as she does, even though Ava has those damned wings.  And then there is the new boy in town, and he rather fancies the look of those wings.  Ava is going to find that life can be harsh;  and love must be avoided if you are going to get through it.

Short, easy to ready but strange.  Then, what magic realism isn't|?  Perhaps you will like it too.


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