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.
But it is a dangerous world for a naive girl - a world which may view her as girl or angel.
On the night of the summer solstice celebration, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air and Ava's journey and her family's saga reaches 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.