Monday, December 31, 2012

Review of Owlet: Society of Feathers #1 by Emma Michaels


 Owlet: Society of Feathers #1

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.


I received this book for review and it has such an awesome cover!!  I was instantly in love with what I hoped it would be.  It looked like such a cool concept.
The idea of Iris and Falcon's situation was so romantic and I loved their dynamic.  Falcon had such a great character and I loved the way his story unfolded as the book progressed.  Iris on the other hand, I just couldn't connect with.
There wasn't enough information that made any sense at the beginning of the book.  The story started out slow and confusing.  I'm glad I stuck with it, it picked up in the second half and set up the sequel nicely.
It took until that second half for the book to really take flight:)  Once the action picked up, the author did a great job on bringing the information in like pieces of a puzzle coming together.  Now that the action has finally been built up, this series has great potential.
I am looking forward to seeing how it all turns out in the sequel and recommend this to all YA audiences.  There was nothing in the book that made it uncomfortable or graphic.  It was tame and interesting for all ages.  I have to give this story three stars for the second half of the book being super interesting.


Iris had opened her eyes but it hadn’t made a difference for her emotional state. She was still panicking, crying and breathing hard. She looked around at Falcon and Diana who tried to stop themselves from reacting. Her eyes were a deep orange, almost auburn at the rims, and as it worked its way to the iris it got lighter and more vivid.

Hearing the front door open and close, Diana quickly got up and ran out of the room to warn Roger that it was happening. She wasn’t sure what might occur if they made Iris panic, or what the Owlet might have taught her.

Iris tried to sit up but her body was still adjusting. Before she could tip over, Falcon grabbed her shoulders and steadied her, helping her prop herself up against the headboard. She seemed to be trying to keep it together but when the door opened and she saw her father’s face, the walls she had been building up around her emotions broke, everything coming out at once as she started to cry once again.

Roger ran and put his arms around her. Diana was coming back to the room when Roger called to her, “Diana, do as I asked and call Jarem.”

“They were following you?”



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.

ISBN: 9780985792213
ISBN: 9781476473338
Pages: 170
Release: October 13, 2012

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #23

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga's Reviews, that features books I've received/purchased/borrowed during the current week. 

Received for review:



Christmas came and I used my giftcards to get some awesome books!  There were so many deals this week:)  The books I received for review I got look awesome!  I love Addison Moore.  I also can't wait to read Circle of Lies.  I love werewolf books!  There were even a few good freebies this week also.  Tell me peeps, what did you stack your shelves with this week?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #20

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.  This meme is hosted by Pen to Paper.

Book: Options

Author: Abbi Glines

Release Date:  December 5th 2013




Two paths.
Two completely different roads.
Each one standing before me.
Each one holding a different destiny.

In life you're just supposed to choose one path.
In life you're not given the chance at choosing one specific future.

Until now.
Until me.

Why am I different? I don't know. But I'm going to see those roads and walk down each one. When it's over I'll know which one to choose because I'll know my - options.

OMG this book looks fabulous!!!!  I happen to love Abbi Glines and I stumbled upon this book on Goodreads.  Now that I've found it, I'm dying to read it!  Next December can't come fast enough.  What did you wish for this Wednesday?

Monday, December 24, 2012

Top Ten Tuesdays #6

Top Ten Tuesdays where I share with you some of my favorite books with a different theme each week!

This weeks theme:  What I'm looking forward to in 2013!

1. The Enchanted by Micalea Smeltzer

2. Mind Games by Kiersten White

3. Focus by Alyssa Rose Ivy

4. Stalked by Death by Kelly Hashway

5. Ever After by Kim Harrison

6. Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

7. House Rules by Chloe Neill

8. Hexed by Stephanie Nelson

9. Dare you to by Katie McGarry

10. Splinted by A.G. Howard

11. Apollyon by Jennifer Armentrout

12. The Elite by Kiera Cass

13. Everbound by Brodi Ashton

14. Betrayal by Cyndi Goodgame

15. Options by Abbi Glines

16. Embracing the Wolf by Stephanie Nelson

I'm posting early on New Years Eve so I can enjoy a quiet Christmas.  Okay, so I'm looking forward to so many books in 2013:)  I may have gone overboard and added sixteen to my got to have list.  Tell me, what are you looking forward to in 2013?  I can't wait to get my hands on these books!