Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Owlet (Society of Feathers #1) by Emma Michaels

Owlet (Society of Feathers #1)
By:  Emma Michaels
Published:  October 13 2012
Published By:  Tribute Books
EARC, 140 pages
Source:  CBB Promotions (for a honest review)

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Goodreads Summary:

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.

My Take on this Journey:

Owlet was a beautifully written love story, filled with mystery and intrigue.  This was the story of Iris, (the Owlet), and her long lost soulmate, Falcon.  I loved the prose, and the spiritual message in this novel.  This was a mystical ride through, "never never land," as Iris, the main character, referred to the Island her father owned.  

For many years, Iris had been in the dark about her mother's death, and her past.  She could not remember anything, except in her dreams.  When she'd awaken, she wouldn't know what was real, and what was a figment of her imagination.  The dreams continued to plague, and confuse her, along with the voices in her head.  This left her, at times, feeling like she was on the verge of insanity.  It also left her with countless questions, and no answers.  Iris lived a sheltered, and secluded life, hidden from the outside world, with her father and her Aunt Diana for eight years.  They made decisions that effected Iris's life, which they believed, were in her best interest.  Yet, Iris didn't know about these decisions, or why her father, and Aunt Diana avoided answering her questions.  While reading this novel, it leads the reader to the Island that was always in Iris's dreams. She didn't know if it truly existed, until the day she revealed her dreams to her father.   He, at that point, had Diana take Iris to the Island, where she would finally unlock the key to her past.

This was a spiritual journey with many life lessons.  Lessons of faith, hope, denial, treachery, loneliness,  loyalty, longing, and unconditional love.  
The characters in this book were memorable.  The sadness that envelopes Falcon, as Iris begins to regain her memory, had me forlorn, and bewildered at the same time.  

This wonderful spiritual journey earned 5 life-long, soul-searching stars!!!  

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       About the Author:  Emma Michaels

Emma Michaels is a multi-talented bookish girl. Not only is she the designer of beautiful covers, but she has many other accomplishments under her belt. She started book blogging in 2009 and was first published in 2010. She started The Writer's Voice blog in 2011 as a way to help readers get to know authors on another level.

She moved to Washington at seventeen to be with the man that she loves, who asked her what she secretly wanted to be when she grew up. Naturally, she told him that she wanted to be an author, but at the time she thought "it was a pipe dream." He encouraged her to pursue her dreams and taught her that "sometimes reaching for the impossible can make a world of difference in your life." Now she is published and reaching well beyond what most people can imagine.

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  1. Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review the book!

  2. The book sounds so good! I definitely have to read t! Thank you for a review!


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