Monday, April 22, 2013
Review ~ Owlet by Emma Michaels
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.
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Here's Emma's bio:
Emma Michaels is a multi-talented bookish girl. Not only is she the designer of beautiful covers, but she has many other accomplishments under her belt. She started book blogging in 2009 and was first published in 2010. She started The Writer's Voice blog in 2011 as a way to help readers get to know authors on another level.
She moved to Washington at seventeen to be with the man that she loves, who asked her what she secretly wanted to be when she grew up. Naturally, she told him that she wanted to be an author, but at the time she thought "it was a pipe dream." He encouraged her to pursue her dreams and taught her that "sometimes reaching for the impossible can make a world of difference in your life." Now she is published and reaching well beyond what most people can imagine.
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First of all, I really like the cover! I found Owlet to be suspenseful and intriguing. Right from the start it captured my attention and with each twist and turn I was drawn deeper into the story.
This was a quick read that packed a deep and complex storyline into 138 pages. This story is appropriate for young adults. There was no foul language used. There were no steamy scenes either.
Iris has asthma and a severe memory loss. She also has dreams of an island that she doesn't think is real. She finds out that the place is very real. Little by little she remembers things and her Father and other family members finally decide to fill her in.
So many things are brought to light but as each hurdle is jumped, more obstacles seem to get in the way. I had a few angry moments while reading this. Mostly just angry with the situations that Iris finds herself in. Ever heard the term "life is unfair"? I believe they were speaking of her. I also had a few moments were I cried. That is not to say that this book is nothing more than angst and sadness! It is as I've already said, a complex story that was obviously well thought out..
For those of you who dislike cliff hangers, you'll want to wait for the next book in this series Eyrie Society of Feathers #2 It is expected to be released in October. :-)
I received a copy of this book from CBB in exchange for my honest opinion. I liked it a great deal.
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