Saturday, April 6, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: Owlet by Emma Michaels: Review

Title: Owlet
Author: Emma Michaels        
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy
Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours

Book Description:

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 Review

Owlet took me on an amazing journey filled with secrets, revelations and lies.  What I loved about this book was its uniqueness and originality.  There were no vampires, werewolves, etc. This book had a whole new take on birds and that is was intrigued me the most.  It was refreshing.  The story was beautifully written and well thought out.  I adored the characters in this story, especially Falcon and Iris.  I also want to point out that there is no love triangle.  But Falcon and Iris were both characters that I easily related to.  Iris has lost her memories for eight years until she had an asthma attack.  Her dad sends her to an Island and the secrets start unfolding.  Iris must make the decision on whether to reveal the secrets and suffer the consequences or live the lies that she has been told.  When she meets Falcon, at first it does feel like one of those insta-love relationships.  I hate those, because I love to see relationships grow and develop.  But this story isn't like that.  When Iris starts to remember I found out that they had a deeper connection than what I originally thought.  Falcon is such a sweetheart.  

Owlet was filled with so many twists and turns that I was in utter shock most of the time.  I had to reread a few pages to make sure I was reading it correctly.  It will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time. Owlet is an enthralling read that had me hooked after the very first page.  Once I started this book, I didn't want to put it down.  Owlet is a great set up to the beginning of a great new series and I can't wait to see what is in store with these characters next.  Great job Emma!!!!


 Iris watched her balcony doors open of their own accord, daring her to jump. The wind  pushed and pulled the curtains but the doors were completely still against the walls,waiting for her to make a move. Her room was alive and gently trying to push her toleave the safety of its four walls, like a mother bird pushing its child from the nest.
“Yes. Fly. You can do it. You know you want to. Jump. It will be so easy.” Thevoice was soothing and feminine.
 Iris threw the sheets off her legs and walked to her bedroom door. Turning and  facing her balcony, trying to decide if she would give in to her bedroom’s strange form of  guidance, she listened carefully to the hypnotic voice.
“Jump. You know you can do it. Run. Jump. Fly… Run. Jump. Fly. I will leadyou there. To the place you wish to see…”
The voice remained soft and lightly tempting but with no real force behind it, letting Iris know that the final decision was hers to make.

This wasn’t the first time her dreams had taken on a mind of their own. She would close her eyes each night and everything would meld with her memories of the night shedecided to never leave her father’s side. There was a big difference between Iris when she was awake and when she was fast asleep. When she slept, she knew that what her heart was telling her was true; she was only one leap of faith away from flying. Running to the balcony she climbed over the railing and looked at the night sky.
“It is so simple. Just…FALL.”

Author Bio:

Personal: Emma Michaels is a cover artist and author of The Thirteenth Chime, Anasazi, Firstling and Owlet. As the founder of The Writers Voice blog ( she loves to connect authors and readers. Her love of blogging started when she created a review blog in 2009 ( that gave her that final push towards submitting her novel to her first publisher, Bokheim Publishing. With her novel Owlet and her full ‘Society of Feathers’ series being published through Tribute Books she feels blessed to be working with two of her favorite publishers to bring her books to life.

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