The Weight of Feathers: A Novel

By: Anna-Marie McLemore

2016 William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist
The Paloma and Corbeau families, both clans of traveling performers, have been feuding for twenty years. When Cluck Corbeau saves Lace Paloma’s life, they forge a secret, dangerous connection.

ISBN: 9781250058652

JLG Release: Jan 2016


Sensitive Areas: Strong language, Mild sexual themes, Domestic abuse
Topics: Love , Families , Vendetta , Performing arts

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Awards & Honors

2016 William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist
YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults 2016
2015 Cybils Award Nomination, Young Adult Speculative Fiction
BuzzFeed’s 16 of the Best YA Books of 2015

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books*, The Horn Book Guide, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

For almost an entire generation, the Palomas and the Corbeaus have been rivals in a steadily escalating feud that is fueled by hearsay and fantasized superstitions. Both families’ livelihood is dependent on their itinerant performances, from one town to the next, and both family shows have turned competitive, with the Corbeaus performing tigh For almost an entire generation, the Palomas and the Corbeaus have been rivals in a steadily escalating feud that is fueled by hearsay and fantasized superstitions. Both families’ livelihood is dependent on their itinerant performances, from one town to the next, and both family shows have turned competitive, with the Corbeaus performing tightropelike acts in the trees and the Palomas presenting mermaid exhibitions in the natural waterways. Members of the families are born with particular marks that brand them according to their lineage. The Corbeaus have a patch of feathers at the base of their hairline, and the Palomas have a series of patterned scales. No Paloma, under any circumstance, should dare touch a Corbeau, or vice versa, for fear that this simple act could cause a potentially fatal catastrophe. This mandate does not keep Lucien “Cluck” Corbeau from rescuing Lace Paloma from a chemical disaster. That fateful moment spurred the beginnings of their star-crossed romance and forever changes the lives of the two clans forever. In this tale of magical realism, the magic is so deftly woven into the fabric of the story, readers might overlook the more subtle moments. VERDICT Told with skillful poetic nuances, this Romeo-and-Juliet story of forbidden love will entice fans of Maggie Stiefvater’s “Raven Cycle” (Scholastic) who wished for a little more romance.—Sabrina Carnesi, Crittenden Middle School, Newport News, VA

Book Details

ISBN

9781250058652

First Release

January 2016

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

5 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Page Count

320

Accelerated Reader

Level 4.9; Points: 12;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 6.5; Points: 20;

Lexile

Level HL730L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Thomas Dunne

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Strong language, Mild sexual themes, Domestic abuse

Topics

Love, Families, Vendetta, Performing arts,

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