27 Dec 2014

Review - Owlet by Emma Michaels

 

Title: Owlet (Society of Feathers #1)

Author: Emma Michaels

Rating: 4/5 stars

Synopsis:

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 received a free ebook copy of this book by the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My throughts:

Taking a look at the cover you might think the book is about shapeshifters, but it is not so. I was surprised when I found out how birds came into the picture, however it was a very pleasant realization.

Iris is living with her dad and battling asthma. She has a recurring dream of an island that she calls Never-Never. Shortly after she tells her father about her dream, she finds herself on the very same island – that turns out to be a real place – where she starts to recollect memories that have been lost to her for long long years.

Emma Michaels is a genius, because she keeps her readers confused in Owlet. In this case it is an advantage, because it helps you sympathize with Iris. You don’t really know what’s going on until Iris finds out, you always have only as much information as she has. Thanks to the clever writing, you can easily put yourself in her place.

I had warm and fuzzy family feels while reading the second half of the book. The characters that gathered together will make an awesome team, I’m sure. I really liked Diana and Jarem, I would very much like to see them together *fingers crossed*. I’m a bit suspicious about Nathaniel though. I truly hope he is the loving grandfather he claims to be, because Iris needs him a lot at the moment.

I enjoyed the tales Falcon told Iris, it is great that the Society of Feathers has its own mythology! There’s a lot of storytelling in Owlet, more than action actually, but it’s understandable, since it is the first instalment in a series. I liked the world building and towards the end it turned out the threat everyone talked about is real enough… I can’t wait to know what happens when Iris and Falcon face Caleb.

I will definitely pick up the second book, Eyrie, that – thank God – is already out.

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