The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Download or Read eBook The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender PDF written by Leslye Walton and published by Candlewick Press. This book was released on 2014-03-25 with total page 317 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Book Synopsis The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by : Leslye Walton

A 2015 William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga. Foolish 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 naive 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 solstice celebration. That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo. 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.

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  • Publisher – Candlewick Press
  • Total Pages – 317
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780763670344
  • ISBN-13 – 0763670340

The Price Guide to the Occult

Download or Read eBook The Price Guide to the Occult PDF written by Leslye Walton and published by Candlewick Press. This book was released on 2018-03-13 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Price Guide to the Occult

Book Synopsis The Price Guide to the Occult by : Leslye Walton

From the author of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender comes a haunting maelstrom of magic and murder in the lush, moody Pacific Northwest. When Rona Blackburn landed on Anathema Island more than a century ago, her otherworldly skills might have benefited friendlier neighbors. Guilt and fear instead led the island’s original eight settlers to burn “the witch” out of her home. So Rona cursed them. Fast-forward one hundred–some years: All Nor Blackburn wants is to live an unremarkable teenage life. She has reason to hope: First, her supernatural powers, if they can be called that, are unexceptional. Second, her love life is nonexistent, which means she might escape the other perverse side effect of the matriarch’s backfiring curse, too. But then a mysterious book comes out, promising to cast any spell for the right price. Nor senses a storm coming and is pretty sure she’ll be smack in the eye of it. In her second novel, Leslye Walton spins a dark, mesmerizing tale of a girl stumbling along the path toward self-acceptance and first love, even as the Price Guide’s malevolent author — Nor’s own mother — looms and threatens to strangle any hope for happiness.

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  • Publisher – Candlewick Press
  • Total Pages – 288
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780763693909
  • ISBN-13 – 0763693901

Before Ever After

Download or Read eBook Before Ever After PDF written by Samantha Sotto and published by Crown. This book was released on 2012-05-29 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Before Ever After

Book Synopsis Before Ever After by : Samantha Sotto

"A smartly written romance, mystery and historical adventure all wrapped up in a page-turner that will have you guessing until the very end." – Adena Halpern, author of The Ten Best Days of My Life Three years after her husband Max's death, Shelley feels no more adjusted to being a widow than she did that first terrible day. That is, until the doorbell rings. Standing on her front step is a young man who looks so much like Max--same smile, same eyes, same age, same adorable bump in his nose--he could be Max's long-lost relation. He introduces himself as Paolo, an Italian editor of American coffee table books, and shows Shelley some childhood photos. Paolo tells her that the man in the photos, the bearded man who Paolo says is his grandfather though he never seems to age, is Max. Her Max. And he is alive and well. As outrageous as Paolo's claims seem--how could her husband be alive? And if he is, why hasn't he looked her up?--Shelley desperately wants to know the truth. She and Paolo jet across the globe to track Max down--if it is really Max. Along the way, Shelley recounts the European package tour where they had met. As she relives Max's stories of bloody Parisian barricades, medieval Austrian kitchens, and buried Roman boathouses, Shelley begins to piece together the story of who her husband was and what these new revelations mean for her "happily ever after." And as she and Paolo get closer to the truth, Shelley discovers that not all stories end where they are supposed to.

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  • Publisher – Crown
  • Total Pages – 306
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780307719881
  • ISBN-13 – 030771988X

The Weight of Feathers

Download or Read eBook The Weight of Feathers PDF written by Anna-Marie McLemore and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2015-09-15 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Weight of Feathers

Book Synopsis The Weight of Feathers by : Anna-Marie McLemore

For twenty years, the Palomas and the Corbeaus have been rivals and enemies, locked in an escalating feud for over a generation. Both families make their living as traveling performers in competing shows-the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions, the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers, performing in the tallest trees they can find. Lace Paloma may be new to her family's show, but she knows as well as anyone that the Corbeaus are pure magia negra, black magic from the devil himself. Simply touching one could mean death, and she's been taught from birth to keep away. But when disaster strikes the small town where both families are performing, it's a Corbeau boy, Cluck, who saves Lace's life. And his touch immerses her in the world of the Corbeaus, where falling for him could turn his own family against him, and one misstep can be just as dangerous on the ground as it is in the trees. Beautifully written, and richly imaginative, Anna-Marie McLemore's The Weight of Feathers is an utterly captivating young adult novel by a talented new voice.

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  • Publisher – Macmillan
  • Total Pages – 320
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781466873230
  • ISBN-13 – 146687323X

Seraphina

Download or Read eBook Seraphina PDF written by Rachel Hartman and published by Penguin Group. This book was released on 2012-07-10 with total page 377 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Seraphina

Book Synopsis Seraphina by : Rachel Hartman

A new vision of knights, dragons, and the fair maiden caught in between . . . Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty's anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high. Seraphina has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered. While a sinister plot to destroy the peace is uncovered, Seraphina struggles to protect the secret behind her musical gift, one so terrible that its discovery could mean her very life. Seraphina's tortuous journey to self-acceptance will make a magical, indelible impression on its readers.

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  • Publisher – Penguin Group
  • Total Pages – 377
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780385668408
  • ISBN-13 – 0385668406