Saturday, April 4, 2015

Review: Owlet by Emma Michaels

Book Blurb:

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:

2 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Supernatural

Iris has lived a very sheltered life living with her father and her caregiver Diana, away from the rest of the world. Iris suffers from severe asthma so she is not able to do anything physical. She begins to have dreams where she flies to an island, which results in her having an exacerbation of her asthma. Iris decides to be honest with her father about her dreams, causing her father to send her on an unexpected journey that reveals who she really is. Sigh. I hate to do this, but I was not a fan of this book. At all. I don’t like to be a total jerk and write an awful review ripping the book to shreds so I will keep this review short and to the point. I could not get into the story and I found it tedious to read.

The book was really short, at roughly 100 pages on my ereader, so I don’t know if it was suppose to be short story or novella or what. I am not a fan of short stories due to them always lacking in some way, and this was a good example of that. The character if Iris is not at all developed. She had no personality, more like an ambivalent narrator to the events unfolding around her. She also would have bipolar like moments where she hated someone and then swung to desperately wanting them. To be honest, none of the characters were developed enough for me to be able to relate to them in the slightest. Also, the plot jumped around a ton and I spent most of the book being confused. After finishing the story, I have a vague idea of what I read, but there are a lot of plot holes and stories that I felt were missing to give me a complete story.

I am sure that there are others who may like this book but it was not for me. I give props to the author for using a new type of supernatural breed with bird people, but this was just not well executed in my opinion.

I received this title from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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