The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender - Leslye Walton

This book is my favorite book I have read this year. It truly was a beautiful and magical adventure.


Summary: To my great misfortune, I was once mistaken for an angel

Pain in love is the Roux family birthright. For Ava Lavender, a girl born with the wings of a bird, it is key to her fate.

Ava traces the lives and loves of the Roux women as she tries to understand what has made her who she is and what she will become. On the night of the summer solstice, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air and Ava’s fate is revealed.


This book started as a waiting room book for me. Whenever I had an appointment this month, this book was in my bag and came out whenever I had to wait for an hour. I loved it especially in the dentist office, while I was waiting for my mom's appointments to be over, cause they always play classical music and that fit the book just so much. It soon became a, I don't want to wait for the next appointment, I need to read it at home, too.


It's such a fast read. The writing is beautiful and truly magical. I went through every emotion a human being can go through with this story. I just love these Roux/Lavender women so much. This wasn't just a story about Ava Lavender, this was a story about all the strong women in her family that came before her. I loved every single one of them.


Talk about strong female characters. Bad ass ladies who get shit done no matter their situations. A lot of terrible things happened but they truly stood tall in every thing that happened. Have I mentioned how much I love them?


This will be one of those books that I really REALLY want to re-read at least once every year, cause I want to go back to these characters again and read about them. Reconnect with them.

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