Book Review: Owlet by Emma Michaels + Giveaway
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.
Iris lived a life isolated from society along with her father and Diana. Through her life, Iris felt that something is missing. Iris has been having dreams, and in her dreams that’s where Iris is “herself”. She can fly, it feels right being in that island and it feels like home. There’s this sense of belongingness and fulfillment in those dreams and most especially – that boy. For the most part of the book, we journey along with Iris in discovering her past. Iris doesn’t remember anything and she is struggling to know the mysteries that engulfed her life but nobody wont tell her until that day she read her fathers book.
The whole Society of Feathers is interesting. I love how it is so different but the core ideology is similar to that of shapeshifters but more focused on birds. It can be a tough read at first since we discover things as Iris does so it is a bit slow but the process is refreshing. Bits and pieces will be given but it takes a patience for some but I love how my experience was. I may not love the idea of Iris and Falcon, too insta love-ish, but I did consider that they had a past that Iris didn’t remember so technically they were already in love that’s why it didn’t bother me much.
I would definitely recommend Owlet. It’s refreshing yet familiar. It is written well with a little polishing in deliverance but entertaining. Owlet is definitely a read that can make you turn the page quicker as the story picks up and the ending, oh wow an absolute hooker that leaves you feeling sucky for not having the next book to read.
Iris opened her eyes and Falcon was standing in front of her on the beach holding her hands and looking at them closely before lifting his gaze to her face. Looking into her eyes he showed her the same broad smile he had given her the first time she ever saw him.
Taking a step back, he let go of one of her hands and bowed—like a gentleman from another era. Iris smiled. Watching the playful glint in his eyes, she felt like she could see what he must have been like as a child.
He was watching her and waiting patiently. Iris noticed the sly smile and immediately curtsied. She tried her best to be graceful and when she looked into his eyes again his smile had grown as though that curtsy were the most precious gift she could possibly have given him.
Taking a step toward her, offering her the hand that had been behind his back, Iris placed her hand in his. He took a step back, taking her with him. Confusion reigned as Iris took another step toward him, wanting to be closer, as he then turned her to one side in a swooping spin. Iris hesitated when she realized they were engaging in the lovely courtship dance of the eagles on the beach.
You are only dreaming. Can’t you at least love him here even if you forget when you wake in the morning? Can’t you let yourself be swept off your feet just this once?
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Emma Michaels is the author of the ‘A Sense of Truth’ and ‘Society of Feathers’ series. Her goal with her latest YA novel ‘Owlet’ is to give others what she did not have growing up; a strong female protagonist with asthma. While her previous aspiration was to be a lady knight she realized that not being able to run more than a few feet might become a hindrance so turned to writing instead. Her day jobs include being a cover artist, marketing consultant and silk screen designer.
As the founder of The Writers Voice blog (http://OurBooksOurVoice.Blogspot.com) she loves to connect authors and readers. As a book blogger turned author, she was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, until she moved at eighteen to Washington State. Suddenly, the world was a new place filled with tall green trees that reached further for the sky with every moment, making her want to do the same. Ever since, she has tried to make her life something new and different from what it was before, pursuing her future career, setting high goals and reaching for them. With the support of her fiancé, Chihuahua, and her amazing blog followers and fellow bloggers, she wants to prove to the world that anything is possible and help inspire fellow literary lovers to reach for their dreams.