Posts Tagged ‘Magic realism young adult fiction’

The strange and beautiful sorrows of Ava Lavender
By Leslye Walton

“Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga”
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I picked this book up out of a pile of new books at a local high school where I work part time, as it stood out from the crowd. It was the cover with its simple blend of blue and gold and such an enticing title and premise that made me want to read it there and then. However, I have to wait but I am hoping to be the first to read it when it becomes available.

Sixteen year old Ava is just your average girl except for the fact she was born with bird wings.
Wanting to understand more about her life and to be accepted by her peers Ava begins searching for answers. Her naivety leads her in to a heap of trouble. And then there is Nathaniel Sorrows who mistakes Ava for an angel and the consequences of that mistake.

“Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright but will things be different for Ava?”

Chasing the valley
By Skye Melki-Wegner

ISBN: 9781742759548
Book one in a new fantasy series for young adult readers.

If the premise that this is a cross between the camaraderie of The Ranger’s Apprentice series and the struggle for survival of The Hunger Games then this book is going to be a must read.

Danika has always struggled just to get through each day and when the tyrannous king launches an attack to punish her city she must risk her life to escape over the city’s walls. She joins a group of refugees who seek the legendary safe haven, a place called the Magnetic Valley. Things don’t go to plan and before long she becomes the most wanted fugitive pursued by vicious hunters. Danika is also struggling with magical abilities. And then she meets Lukas and struggles even more with mixed feelings and loyalties. Survival is an even bigger struggle. Look out for this one. Cool trailer too. You can read the first few pages here and get stuck in. Do enjoy!