Review | The WEight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

The Weight of FeathersTitle: The Weight of Feathers

Author: Anna-Marie McLemore

Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5 Stars)

Publisher: Thomas Dunne

Release Date: September 15, 2015

“The sense of falling did not touch her, not as long as her body was between the hands of this boy who felt steadier in the air than on the ground.”

Anna-Marie McLemore can do no wrong and The Weight of Feathers is a beautifully tragic story of family, loss, love, and hope. We follow 2 families of traveling performers with a long history of tension and tragedy, but after a disaster strikes their temporary home, Lace Paloma and Cluck Corbeau grow closer and hope to overcome the bitter rivalry that plagues their families.

While this is a love story about resilence and defying expectations, there is such a strong family focus at it’s core that I couldn’t help but all in love myself. Each family has such a rich history intertwined in this tiny little town and links them together in both their worst times and their happiest. It’s a fued bred in misunderstandings and the inability to forgive that’s painful to read and heartbreaking seeing Lace and Cluck trying to overcome. Each of them have such strong loyalties to their families and feel the duty to honor their beliefs – even if it conflicts with their own desires.

This isn’t a plot driven story, so if that’s what you’re in the mood for I’d probably wait on this one. And while the characters completely made this book for me – I loved the slow build and pull you felt within the story. Driving the families on a collison course, but desperate to keep them apart at the same time. The Weight of Feathers is one of those beautiful stories you take your time with – soaking it all in and burrying it in your heart, for comfort, solace, and a reminder to seek your own happiness.

Have you read THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS? What’s your favorite Anna-Marie McLemore book? Share below!


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