Blog tour stop for The Weight of Feathers
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 15th 2015 by A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin
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For twenty years, the Palomas and the Corbeaus have been rivals and enemies, locked in an escalating feud for over a generation. Both families 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.
Beautifully written, and richly imaginative, The Weight of Feathers is an utterly captivating young adult novel by a talented new voice.
Doesn't this sound amazing? Well, why not read on for an excerpt?
Excerpt from The Weight of Feathers
McLemore's prose is lush and romantic, mixed with vivid language and metaphors reminscent of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Between both the lyricism of her prose, and the clarity of the feud between the Corbeaus and the Palomas, I felt drawn into the drama of the two families, and of Lace and Cluck, in a way that I haven't felt while reading in a very long time.
Do yourself a favor and buy this book immediately.
About the author:
Anna-Marie McLemore was born in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and grew up in a Mexican-American family. She attended University of Southern California on a Trustee Scholarship. A Lambda Literary Fellow, she has had work featured by the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, CRATE Literary Magazine's cratelit, Camera Obscura's Bridge the Gap Series, and The Portland Review. The Weight of Feathers is her first novel.