Blog Tour: Owlet by Emma Michaels Book Review + Read Along Excerpt

Welcome to our stop on the Owlet Blog Tour for Emma Michaels. The Owlet tour is hosted by Tribute Books and the full schedule can be viewed HERE. If you are participating on the read-along, make sure to visit Tribute Book or Emma Michaels to follow along. 

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Emma Michaels' Bio: 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 ( 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.

Read Along Excerpt from Owlet by Emma Michaels

The young Iris faded away but her mother was still standing there, staring out at the trees as the sky turned dark. Iris wondered why she hadn’t faded into the mist, but was too scared to move. She tried to see her face. She just kept thinking about what that face might look like, all of the possible ways it could be different or similar to her father’s sketch. Finally she heard her whisper, “Caleb...what have you done?”

Her mother turned towards her, her face angled beautifully against the currently setting sun, and the feathers stopped falling, suspended in midair. “Iris, I love you.”

“Mom, why can’t I remember you?”

“You never needed to my dear.”

“Yes. I did.”

“No, you didn’t. What you need to remember is yourself.”

“But I want to remember you. Can’t I have both?”

“If you remember yourself, you will remember me. I am always a part of you. I am your mother.”

Iris stood there for a few minutes watching her mother’s face trying to memorize every detail. Her mother was frozen in time now, just like the still unmoving feathers. “I am scared.”

“I am too, Izzy, but I love you. Always know that.” Her mother came to life one more time, leaving her frozen state, to say the words Iris longed to hear. But as the image faded from sight, Iris dropped to her knees...alone once again.


Society of Feathers #1
Author: Emma Michaels
Reading Level: YA
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Released: October 13th 2012
Publisher: Tribute Books
Review Source: Blog Tour
Available: Amazon • Barnes & Noble

Summary: (via Tribute Books) 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.

If you want to read a story that is poetic, then Owlet is for you. Emma does a wonderful job creating this tale. Owlet brings romance to the forefront while presenting us with a new kind of being/idea. I think my favorite parts are when avian reference are used in a romantic way. You have to read, to see what I am referring to. The pacing of Owlet might be a tad slow for some readers while others might say its just perfect. I'm not a big fan of poems, but the ones in Owlet were great. 

Owlet is a story to keep you wondering and learning new discoveries. You meet Iris, who is kept pretty much locked away from everything. Her father is overbearing & protects her to the extreme. Iris is completely naive from the past, present and future. Then add to that she has asthma. So what happen when her father decided its time for a big change to protect Iris and her health and of course secrets. They move to an island. This move will pretty much blow up in their faces. SO much will be revealed and Iris will have her eyes open for the firs time to everything that has been kept from her for a long time. Did I mention a certain person called Falcon? Well he might cause your hearts to speed up once or twice. Iris would probably agree with that. 

Emma created a great beginning in this new series. Owlet will deliver suspense and have you guessing or trying to figure out the secrets and who Iris is. Now the wait for the sequel to find out more about Iris and the Society of Feathers

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  1. Yara, you just can't help wanting to read more about Falcon, right? Stay tuned there's definitely more on the way when it comes to his romance with Iris. Thanks for letting readers know about Book 1 in the series :)

  2. I am looking forward to reading OWLET. It looks wonderful.

  3. It's so reassuring to see everyone enjoying this book. I can't wait to read it. This tour is so awesome.

  4. This is an amazing and GENEROUS giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity

  5. generous giveaway indeed.
    After reading all this raving reviews I might just buy the book after the giveaway ends..(you know just encase I win)


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