Society of Feathers #1
Author: Emma Michaels
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance | Fantasy
Released: September 17th 2014
Review Source: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing | Netgalley
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.
"Chocolate chip pancakes are more important than grudges"
Iris’ life has just been turned upside down. Her life wasn’t as normal as she’s been made to believe; she wasn’t as normal as she believed, and neither was her father or nurse. Nothing was as it seemed anymore. Suddenly she’s meeting people she should have know years ago but didn’t. Falcon, the wonderful boy she’s always loved, and who always loved her—but doesn’t remember—is back in her life, along with the extended family she never knew she had. But it’s not lovely reunion where they have time to get to know each other, no. Her family is in danger, and if anybody finds out Iris is alive and not dead like the whole world was made to believe, she’ll have people after her too.
I loved. I’m a huge fan of paranormal novels, but here there were no vampires, no werewolves and no shifters. It was completely different to what I’ve read before, and that's saying a lot considering the amount of paranormal books I've read, and it was fantastic! The characters were just as great. Iris is normal, venerable, has a medical condition, but also very strong as a person and an Owlet. She was real. I loved her character. As for everyone else, we're just getting to know them and I'm looking forward to seeing them unravel and getting to know them better.
Owlet is what I call a build-up novel. It sets you up with just the right amount of information, drama and anticipation for things to really kick-in in book 2. And that's exactly what Owlet did. It wasn't by anyone's standards a slow paced novel or lacking in any way, but I can see thing flaring up in the second book, Eyrie.
I smiled...I cried (currently have panda eyes because my mascara ran), and I fell in love with every single character present within the novel (excluding the bad guys, of course). The book flew by; I was in shock when the end came. It seemed like one minute I was reading chapter 5 and the next it was the end. Right this second I’m going to buy book 2 and dive straight in. The story has only just begun, and I know things are about to get interesting.