[☆ The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender || ✓ PDF Download by ↠ Leslye Walton] #2020


  • Title: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
  • Author: Leslye Walton
  • ISBN: 9781406357738
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender By Leslye Walton Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereLove makes us such foolsPain in love appears to be a Roux family birthright, and for Ava Lavender, a girl born with the wings of a bird, it is key to her inheritance.Longing to fit in with her peers, Ava ventures away from home, ill prepared for what awaits her in a world that does not know whether to view her as girl or anAlternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereLove makes us such foolsPain in love appears to be a Roux family birthright, and for Ava Lavender, a girl born with the wings of a bird, it is key to her inheritance.Longing to fit in with her peers, Ava ventures away from home, ill prepared for what awaits her in a world that does not know whether to view her as girl or angel Ava s quest and her family s saga build to a devastating crescendo until, on the summer solstice, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air and Ava s fate is revealed.A mesmerizing, lyrical tale of longing, desire and the nature of love.
    Leslye Walton
    Leslye Walton was born in the Pacific Northwest Perhaps because of this, Leslye has developed a strange kinship with the daffodil she too can only achieve beauty after a long, cold sulk in the rain Her debut novel, THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL SORROWS OF AVA LAVENDER, was inspired by a particularly long sulk in a particularly cold rainstorm spent pondering the logic, or rather, lack thereof, in love Leslye is a full time writer living in Seattle, Washington She spends her time eating chocolate cupcakes, and doting on her chihuahuas, Mr Darcy and Doc Holliday Her next novel, THE PRICE GUIDE TO THE OCCULT, is set to be published in March 2018.

    The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender By Leslye Walton

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    Emily May
    To many, I was myth incarnate, the embodiment of a most superb legend, a fairy tale Some considered me a monster, a mutation To my great misfortune, I was once mistaken for an angel To my mother, I was everything To my father, nothing at all To my grandmother, I was a daily reminder of loves long lost But I knew the truth deep down, I always did.I was just a girl.Me immediately after finishing this book What the hell am I supposed to do now What do I possibly read after this How do I REVIEW this [...]

    karen
    hope is the thing with feathersand maybe it is, to cheerful people like emily dickinson, but this book is not about hope it is about all of the scars love s victims carry and there is nothing i do not love about itis book reminds me of traditional fairytales in their purest forms before being sanitized or gentled for the presumed fragility of young minds it positively drips with death and loss people cutting out their own hearts, turning into birds, people suffering endlessly because of impossib [...]

    Regan
    OH MY GOD this tale was not just made it was threaded and crafted I feel like it has burrowed inside of me.

    Samantha
    Reading this book felt like wrapping myself in a warm blanket on a misty, autumn day The writing was beautiful The characters were magical The entire book felt like something you could sink into This has been added to my favorites shelf, and I m already looking forward to re reading it in the future.

    Kai
    Love, as most know, follows its own timeline Disregarding our intentions or well rehearsed plans Not a monster, not an angel, Ava Lavender is a winged girl, born into a family where love and tragedy are always found knocking on their door.I am still unsure what to think of this novel The title pretty much explains it all It s strange and it s beautiful But it s also heartbreaking, tragic, dark and most of all shocking Not that you weren t warned From page One the tension started to grow and I kn [...]

    LolaReviewer
    This book was original, well written and had some memorable characters but there were unfortunately some flaws in my opinion.Ava Lavender, a beautiful girl possessing wings and main character, doesn t even really appear in the plot before its 50% on average That is one of the small problems I had with this book since I got tired of hearing about Ava s ancestors and mother stories It was interesting, captivating and intriguing at first but then it felt too much and I wanted Wanted Ava.Second, in [...]

    Ariel
    It was an interesting fairy tale but it really didn t sweep me away It felt meandering with characters and plot ideas that could have been exciting but for me fell flat and aimless This is marked very often as Magical Realism, which is why I decided to read it for my Magical Realism course, but I think it doesn t actually work as Magical Realism Instead I would call it a fairy tale, simply because at least in my explorations Magical Realism is magic that goes unquestioned in its society but in t [...]

    Navessa
    TRIGGER WARNING THOSE SENSITIVE TO DEPICTIONS OF RAPE MAY WANT TO SKIP THIS BOOK what I wish someone else had put at the top of their review so I could have fucking saved myself from running headfirst into that scene The moral of this book everything of beauty in this world will eventually be destroyed by those who covet it.

    Anne
    REREAD 4TH OF MARCH 2016.RATING AFTER REREAD COMPLETE 5 GLORIOUS STARSREAD IN 7 HOURS IT S NO JOKING STUFF DO I FEEL GUTTED EVISCERATED DEMOLISHED DESTRUCTION HAS NEVER FELT BETTER.I have nothing to add to my previous review except DAMN YOU YOU FOUL EXCUSE OF A MAN YES YOU.First read 24th December 20154.5 5 STARSI AM AWASH WITH FEELS A GREAT VARIETY OF THEM.Do I attempt purging my feels by screaming at the top my lungs Or JUMP AROUND like the world is alight in sparkling colors Or UGLY CRY Or BE [...]

    Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    SPOILER FREE REVIEW youtube watch v D9Hs4Wow What a beautiful fairytale Leslye Walton crafts Read this book It will stay with you forever.What a way to start off the year I will admit, the first few chapters I wasn t really feeling it so much I wasn t hating it by any means, the writing is much too beautiful to hate, but I found it a bit tedious However, after that I really got absorbed into the story The way this story is told really allows you to familiarize yourself with the characters and th [...]

    emma
    This book so weird.I don t know what I expected I ve had this book on to read and to buy lists intermittently for about three years, without ever once building a concept of what it was about beyond girl with wings I guess I definitively didn t expect girl with wings in historical fiction narrative featuring brutal violence, tragic discussion of love, horrifying moments, overwrought symbols, and treacly writing But that particular oddness salad is what I got.All the bits I wanted of in this were [...]

    Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    The writing in this book is absolutely amazing It s one of those books that once you start reading it you just feel like the book opens up and you step into it I honestly could smell the bread baking and my mouth watered when the story was in the bakery area It reminded me of a previous favorite author of mine before she turned on readers I missed this kind of magical story.It s the story of an entire family I think some people have gone into this book expecting a book about the girl born with w [...]

    Cait (Paper Fury)
    Yes, I ve given this a low star rating Yes, I m also horrified Yes, I m also mostly alone in my feelings of this book it has a 4.18 average star rating on And no, I will not being saying the title five times fast while I turn in a circle and pat my head But you can try it if you like The ugly truth is this book just didn t click with me And I wanted to like it I really, really did I m utterly in love with the cover and the title Ava Lavender Isn t that just the most gorgeous name ever It comes o [...]

    Aj the Ravenous Reader
    No doubt, one of the strangest stories I ve ever read but true its title, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender is very beautifully written though also truly very sorrowfully It s a mesmerizing tale that riveted me to every word, to the individual stories of the three women of the Lavender lineage that often twisted my heart in pain or sadness but sometimes also cracked my face in unexpected humor Indeed, love made the characters in the story such fools but it s also the same thing t [...]

    Lotte
    What a wonderful little story Ava Lavender, you have rightfully earned your place on my favorites shelf This was a beautiful family saga about three generations of women We not only get to know Ava s story, but also her grandmother s and mother s we follow them from France, to New York, to Seattle and to the whimsical street that is Pinnacle Lane All the women s stories are stories of foolish love and its consequences All are beautiful and touched me in different ways Ava Lavender is a perfect e [...]

    Emer
    SECOND READ May 2017Why is it that we fall in love with some books And others we don t I can never fully explain those feelings when I love a book I can never find the right words to express all that is contained within my heart Within my soul If my mother kept a list of the reasons she confined me to the house on the hill, she d have a length of paper that could stretch all the way down Pinnacle Lane and trail into the waters of the Puget SoundTo put it simply, my mother worried She worried abo [...]

    Steph Sinclair
    Love makes us such fools Ava Lavender s family has a history of tragic love stories Her great grandmother, Maman grandmother, Emilienne and mother, Viviane s stories are all told through this generational saga exploring themes of love and love lost.And then there is Ava, the girl born with wings, where the story truly takes shape The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender is magical realism at its best Older Ava, our narrator, opens with a powerful prologue that instantly hooked me and se [...]

    Arah-Lynda
    To many, I was myth incarnate,the embodiment of a most superb legend, a fairy tale Some considered me a monster, a mutation To my great misfortune, I was once mistaken for an angel To my mother, I was everything To my father, nothing at all To my grandmother, I was a daily reminder of loves long lost But I knew the truth deep down, I always did I was just a girl.Magical realism and I do not always get along More often than not it leaves me untouched or I shy away from it all together But for eve [...]

    Maureen
    This book was beautiful, sad, whimsical, lovely, everything It took a little bit for me to get into it but once I was in I was hooked It s a lot different than what I was expecting and I m so glad it was BEAUTIFUL BOOK.

    sana°¤°
    3 1 2 stars.Wow, what a strange and wonderful book, which I was hoping to love It s not a bad book, but there were lots of things that I didn t like About 150 pages in the book is about tragic love stories about Ava s ancestors It was extremely confusing towards the beginning I had a hard time remembering who was which character because of the names The names were beautiful, but I found myself confused as to who the characters were There was not much dialogue Still wondering what the plot is vie [...]

    Maxwell
    3.5 starsLeslye Walton clearly knows how to write It s whimsical and surreal and stunningly beautiful If you like the film Big Fish, then I think you ll enjoy this story It s about a girl who is perfectly normal, minus the fact that she was born with a pair of wings And it s about her family s history, as she traces the lovelorn experiences of that family s matriarchs At times I was completely captivated by her ability to create such a unique and fantastical story At others I felt like the pacin [...]

    Chantal(Every Word A Doorway)
    And that might just be the root of the problem we re all afraid of each other, wings or no wings The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender is the sort of book that is difficult to describe I can give you a list of adjectives strange, beautiful, odd, whimsical, magical, different, unique, tragic, hopeful, melancholy The book is all those things and so much It s a novel you have to experience for yourself in order to understand its magic.It s about grief and loss, desire and hope But most [...]

    Deborah Obida
    Buddy reading withSara my January tbr twin, also my first buddy read of the year.I didn t like it as much as I thought I would, I have to admit I was disappointed Its just an average read to me This is my first magical realism and I am looking forward to reading other books in the genre Magical realism is almost the same as fantasy but its just regular people in regular world that have magic or powers, in this case wings Let the tittle not decieve you this is a historical fiction, the book took [...]

    Hershey
    To say this book was beautiful would be an understatement.This book was magical This book was atmospheric This book was memorable.It s been awhile since I read a book that has left me thinking long after since I ve finished it This book left me with my emotions warring inside me, happiness triumphing sadness, sadness triumphing happiness and so forth I cannot even tell you how I feel now, it has been weeks since I have finished this masterpiece and I m still thinking about it I cannot stop think [...]

    ♛Tash
    Contrary to the title The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender is not entirely about Ava Lavender It is about three generations of women in the Roux Lavender family, from Emilienne to Viviane and finally to Ava, and heartbreak Love makes us such fools A recurring line and the prevalent theme The book treats us to the different acts of either selflessness or foolishness in the name of love How you perceive them depends from which camp you re from I myself belong to the latter.This lovely [...]

    Melanie
    See reviews at YA Midnight ReadsIt looks like I am the tiny little dot of negative ness amongst the sea of loving reviews So yes, I am a black sheep And yes, you should still consider this book because trust me, most of you will adore The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender There s nothing much to hold distaste towards, the characters, idea and writing are all brilliant.The main reason to why I did not like The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender was simply just because of m [...]

    Argona
    First of all, please pay attention to the word Sorrows that is right there in the title and take it very seriously I didn t and I paid for it coughs Back to the review, I will do my best to avoid spoilers as much as possible and I will try to be vague.I read this book in a buddy read with my dear friend, Roya Thank Roya Waves I admit only the magical powers of buddy read could have pulled me through the beginning of this book As mentioned by other reviewers, this isn t only story of Ava It s act [...]

    Liz* Fashionably Late
    4.5 Stars I loved you before, Ava Let me love you still Emocional, imaginative, mesmerizing, lyrical, tragic, inspiring.Words can t describe it I m truly amazed.Every once in a while one of these finds me These are stories with an awe inspiring writing, lovely characters and heartbreaking moments I run away from these books as fast as I can but here I am.This is not a love story but a story about love.We know love We ve felt it in the most unusual situations We ve seen it in people s eyes, words [...]

    Rebbie
    This book is so, so beautiful It s like inhaling the feeling of yearning and hope that is sometimes carried in the autumn breeze If you re lucky the breeze will sneak up on you and make you fall in love with being alive And when it does, all you can do is inhale and try not to let go And when the feeling inevitably escapes the fibers of your being, your heart fractures Nothing lasts forever, and that s what makes it so breathtakingly bittersweet That heartbreak is how I felt when I finished this [...]

    Shannon (leaninglights)
    Just wow I had no idea what to expect going into this book but man, it surpassed any expectations I had This is one of my first delves into magical realism and I thought it was brilliant GO READ THIS BOOK.

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