Just One More Chapter

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light. 

-Vera Nazarian

 

I'm just trying to light up the world as much as I can one SciFi/paranormal/fantasy/space opera/time travel book at a time. 

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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender - Leslye Walton, Cassandra Campbell

 

 

Magical Realism done perfectly. Leslye Walton's writing style is absolutely magnificent!! The robust list of characters residing within this hauntingly beautiful tale contains some of the best character development I have read in a long time... if not ever. This book harkens back to a time before Fairytales were sterilized and fluffed, a time when tales mirrored the intrinsic ugliness of Life. The lyrical prose delve into the obsessive/destructive/bewitching beauty of Youth, Lust, Betrayal, Hope and most of all Love (in all of its many forms). Each character is not only breathtaking but an integral part of this intoxicating story. The book's essence is so immersive that I often found myself crying, laughing, cringing and holding my breath... willing the night to last so I could live in its world a bit longer. "Love makes us such fools" indeed and I am undeniably a fool for this book. A must read for any who look for a book that leaves you irrevocably changed.