Beatrice Duvall was an iconic and beloved ballerina. When she died, the nation mourned. Sixteen years later, her daughter Ava returns to London for a tribute performance, and to learn about the mother she never had the chance to know. Running the streets of London with her new friend Seb, Ava discovers unexpected things about her mother, and even more about herself.
This is a lovely story about self-discovery and romance. The romantic aspect is actually quite gentle; Swan Song is mainly about Ava’s personal journey of self-discovery and connecting with her mother. It took me a good few chapters to get into it, but I really appreciated the use of London’s iconic scenery and the in-story ballet features. Because the main character is a ballerina, ballet is quite an important part of the story, but it isn’t overdone. There are some ballet terms used but not too many, so someone who knows nothing about ballet can still understand (i.e. me).
Ava was a slightly annoying character, but I still enjoyed the story as the plot progressed.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.