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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Owlet by Emma Michaels Blog Tour [Review + Excerpt]


Today I have a review I wrote for the Owlet by Emma Michaels blog tour, put together by Tribute Books. Along with my review you get to take a peak inside this new book by reading an excerpt on my blog today. If you are intrigued don't miss out on entering the giveaway. This blog tour is also a read along so if you want to find more excerpts check out the blog link list at the end of this post. I hope you all enjoy this post. Thank you all for stopping by and thank you Tribute Books for having me on this blog tour and giving me a chance to read Owlet.

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. (goodreads)


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*EXCERPT*

“We will see when she wakes up,” Diana said, not wanting to admit that Iris might change. “You said that every time a soul is torn from the body it makes both stronger. Maybe...the Owlet is teaching her what happened. If they had been separated all this time, maybe they are finally bonding?”

“The Owlet? Not a Vermilion or a Raven?” 

“She dreamed this island had falling white feathers instead of snow.”

“An Owlet’s eyes may lead her way; 
Her perception as a bird of prey; 
Falling feathers guiding and true; 
See the color that life means to you.”

“If the feathers are white then that must mean...” Falcon could hardly take his eyes off Iris now. He searched for something about her that might tell him more; something that might answer the questions forming in his mind. Why would the Eyrie ask me to kill a White Owlet, when white can only ever mean she is driven by truth?


*Review*

Owlet  (Society of Feathers #1) by Emma Michaels

★★★☆☆

Iris lived a sheltered life because of her severe asthma. When she slept she would have a recurring dream of flying to a beautiful island, little did she know that it was a real place. Iris had lost the memory of her childhood of when she lived on the island. Now she was going to the island again and she would begin to learn the truth about her life, and her forgotten memories.

Owlet was a nice introduction to the world of the society of feathers. I got to uncover the secrets and truth about Iris’s past as she did. I learned about Iris and the world that she will be getting to know more in future books. This book had a slower feel to it and I wanted more excitement but I think that is just because it was an introduction to the story and world type of book and I respect that. It is nice knowing the history and how the characters got to where they are.

I had a difficult time getting used to the author’s writing style, the points of views and perspectives shifted and caught me off guard, but over time I got used to it and was still able to enjoy the story. I found the world interesting and compelling. I like the idea of the world and the relationships between the characters and would like to see them unfold even more. I look forward to reading the next chapter in Iris’s journey. I think the story’s pace will pick up more as the story unfolds and I can see myself liking the next one even more.

I’m interested in reading the next installment in this series and finding out what happens next with Iris and her world.

I received Owlet from Tribute Books for review.



About Emma Michaels:


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.

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4 comments:

Thank you so much for all of your comments. I appreciate every one. I try to comment back to every one it just may take me a while. College student=busy! when you leave links I try to visit, depending on how crazy it is I may not have a chance to go comment on your blog. Please don't take offense! A lot of the time I mean to go back and forget because life is crazy.

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