Title: Owlet (Society of Feathers #1)
Author: Emma Michaels
Published Date: September 17th 2014
Genre: YA Paranormal
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Somewhere between falling and flying… there is a girl.
Iris has a secret. She lost her memory eight years ago and never told a living soul. After an asthma attack one night she finds out that her dreams of a strange house on a snowy island may be a memory resurfacing but the more she learns about the past the more she realizes the life she has been living is a lie. As the façade her father has built starts to crumble around her she will have to decide which means more to her; the truth or her life.
I expected this book to be a Paranormal/Shifter plot line to begin with, but Emma Michaels has given a new twist to the idea of a human/animal hybrid which was refreshing, and I look forward to seeing how the series progresses.
I really couldn’t put this book down and a late night was involved, with an early morning rise to carry on – This is a series and it does leave it on a cliffhanger.
So what can I tell you without spoiling the book for you?
The Main Female Character is Iris, She has lead a sheltered life, home schooled and an Asthmatic so her health is a major concern for her father and the housekeeper who looks after her. Iris has a confused past, her mother is dead and she doesn’t remember much about her, and her father is vague at answering any questions.
She is a very deep character who is wanting to spread her wings, the only escape she has are her dreams and these are always the same – she dreams of flying to Never Never land (no not Peter pans island) but this island feels like home to her, she always gets to a certain part but then wakes up.
Then one day she gets news that she is to go on a journey to an island… and the mysterious journey begins.
There is a romantic interest for Iris in this story, and his name is Falcon, now there are a number of secrets that will be unfolded as the story progresses But Falcon is and always has been in love with Iris – even if she doesn’t remember.
The author has told this story with little background information in the beginning, so you find out what’s happening in real time, at the same time as Iris I loved the mystery and it kept me engaged and excited to find out what would happen next.
I have noticed that when searching for buy links that this book may be a second addition and there is a copy on Google Play with a different cover – so I would like to point out that I reviewed the Book with the White Cover with the Face and Owl and it has more pages (206 pages) and is published by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing and that the other edition that was found was Published October 13th 2012 by Tribute Books (first published August 21st 2012) .
This is not unusual for series books and I can say that this edition was well done, edited well and formatting was good.
The world building and character development made it easy to get lost in Never Never land and the suspenseful storyline.
This book has an individuality that will engage any reader – young or old, the budding relationship between Iris and Falcon and his unfailing desire to do anything needed to keep her safe touched my romantic soul.
There will be some moments in the book that make you grab for the kleenex but on the whole the story is quite optimistic and I look forward to seeing how Iris and her comrades deal with the upcoming events in book 2.
Sorry for being so vague – BUT this book is best read blind, as I did.
Well worth 5 stars – and I want book 2 ASAP
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