The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
Foolish love appears to be a Roux family birthright. And for Ava Lavender, a girl born with the wings of a bird, it is an ominous thing to inherit. In her quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to join her peers, Ava ventures into the wider world and her families past.
To many, I was a 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.
This book was stunning. Everything about it was breathtaking: the cover, which just becomes more beautiful the more I look at it, the writing, which is heartbreaking on its own, and the story, which is beyond heartbreaking. I would strongly recommend reading this book and I would recommend reading it without knowing anything about it. Just let the story unfold before you and let yourself be wrapped up in it. You might want to hold on tight to your heart.