The Friday 56 (#2)


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.
Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!

“I’ve been told things happen as they should: my grandmother fell in love three times before her nineteenth birthday. My mother forms love with the neighbor boy when she was six. And I, I was born with wings, a misfit who didn’t dare expect something as grandiose as love. It’s our fate, our destiny, that determines such things, isn’t it?”

18166936Magical 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 naïve 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.

Want to see my review for this book?!  Go here:
(warning: this review was written before I found MY review format–it’s old, in other words!  Be gentle with it!)
What do you guys think of my chosen quote?  Have you read this book–and did you LOVE it as much as I did?!  If you read this book and have thoughts or opinions about the ending, I’d LOVE to chat with you–the ending of this read has plagued me for years now, I’m still not sure how I personally interpret it!
Are you participating in the #Friday56 ?!  Link me below if you are, or find me on instagram at betwixtthesepages !

23 thoughts on “The Friday 56 (#2)

  1. This does sound good. I’ve seen it around and been curious. I’m determined not to add more books to TBR mountain until I have read a few more from there though. Happy reading and thanks for visiting my blog!

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    • YES YES DO IT! I so so recommend it, especially if you love magical realism and unique characters and poetic prose and… Gah, I could gush about this book all day but I’ll let you read it and figure out your thoughts for yourself! 😉

      Thank you so much for stopping by!

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