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The Weight of Feathers Playlist by Anna-Marie McLemore

"Les fruits défendus sont les plus doux."
Forbidden fruit is the sweetest.--from The Weight of Feathers

Anna-Marie McLemore's debut young adult novel, THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS, features the Palomas and the Corbeaus--feuding families who make their living as traveling performers in competing shows--the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions, the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers, performing in the tallest trees they can find.

Lace Paloma may be new to her family's show, but she knows as well as anyone that the Corbeaus are pure magia negra, black magic from the devil himself. Simply touching one could mean death, and she's been taught from birth to keep away. But when disaster strikes the small town where both families are performing, it's a Corbeau boy, Cluck, who saves Lace's life. And his touch immerses her in the world of the Corbeaus, where falling for him could turn his own family against him, and one misstep can be just as dangerous on the ground as it is in the trees.

"Readers beguiled by the languorous language--a striking mix of French and Spanish phrases, wry colloquialism, lush imagery, and elevated syntax-will find themselves falling under its spell."--Kirkus Reviews

"A gripping, beautifully rendered story with prose reminiscent of Eva Luna and a fantastical world as captivating as that of The Night Circus."--Sabaa Tahir, author of An Ember in the Ashes

To learn more about THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS and Anna-Marie McLemore, go to: http://author.annamariemclemore.com/p/books.html OR http://us.macmillan.com/theweightoffeathers/annamariemcle...
"Les fruits défendus sont les plus doux."
Forbidden fruit is the sweetest.--from The Weight of Feathers

Anna-Marie McLemore's debut young adult novel, THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS, features the Palomas and the Corbeaus--feuding families ...
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