Leslye Walton was born in the Pacific Northwest, a location that features prominently in both of her novels for young adults. Her debut, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, was published to critical acclaim in 2014, and was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, as well as being named a William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist. Leslye is a full-time writer living in Seattle, and spends her time eating chocolate cupcakes and doting on her chihuahuas, Mr. Darcy and Doc Holliday.
"A spellbinding, beautifully written tale..." * Sunday Express
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"A haunting magical fantasy adventure." * WRD Magazine *
"[...] a breath-taking, absorbing story; evocative and thought-provoking with a lasting impact." * Fallen Star Stories *
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"Fluid, hypnotic with vivid descriptions of time and place; it fills the senses with sights, scents and sounds. Breath-taking, absorbing, evocative and thought-provoking; a horror story to haunt your dreams." * Fallen Star Stories *