1) Novy, Adam. The Avian Gospels (books 1 and 2). 2010. Short Flight/Long Drive Books. Paperbacks: 442 pages in total. Prices: $12.95 U.S. and $10.95 U.S. respectively.
SUMMARY: A city without a name is cursed by a plague of birds they probably deserve. But when an angry beggar child and his father learn they have the power to lift the curse—they “control” birds—they cannot agree on how to use their gift, and end up using it on each other, taking out everyone around them, especially those they love.