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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Review OWLET by EMMA MICHAELS + Swag GIVEWAY! @EmmaMichaels @TributeBooks

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.

About the Author
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 (http://OurBooksOurVoice.Blogspot.com) 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.



Iris has had asthma ever since she can remember.  She doesn't remember much about her early childhood except snippets of a poetic fairy tale and her magical island of Never Never.  She doesn't remember her mother, only her father and Diana, her caretaker and somewhat aunt are her only friends and even then her father is always gone.  A boy named Falcon always seems to drift somewhere in the back of her mind and she dreams of a snow covered island, which she isn't sure is her magical island or not.   

When Diana takes her to the island at her father's request, Iris is overjoyed that what little she does remember now seems to be true and she slowly gathers those memories together to piece together her mother and her own past.  Falcon turns out to be a real boy with secrets of his own and her family is now only starting to open up about her true identity.  Iris is unsure and almost dies after falling in the water which makes the family reveal her true purpose and history.  I thought at first that this might be a shapeshifter story, but it reminded me a bit more of Native American folklore and the Skin Walkers.  

This first installment is full of setting the scene and world building and it is not until the end that Iris really comes to life as she remembers more and more and starts to become more independent.  I can't wait for the next one to see how much more in control Iris will become and how she can work around what she truly is.  Sorry, I am not giving up to much of the plot points since the revelation of her character is something you should read for yourself.


Please leave a comment on this review if you would like to win a book mark and some other really cool swag relating to Emma's books.  I have enough for three winners. Just be sure to leave a way to contact you (either email or twitter) so I can notify you!

Links for Emma and her book!

You can buy Owlet on October 13 or pre order the PDF right now!


  1. Yeay! I am so thrilled that you enjoyed Owlet!!! <3

  2. Mary, so glad you loved It and can't wait for Books 2 and 3! :)

  3. This sounds like such a great book! Adding it to my TBR list. :)

  4. This sounds like a great book, Mary. Thanks for the review!

  5. That sounds absolutely awesome and seems like you really loved it! I will be sure to add it to my TBR.


  6. I've been curious about this one, more for my daughter than me. I'm definitely wondering what Iris' true story is.

    carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

  7. I would love to read this book. It sounds really good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  8. Love the cover, the story sounds like an intriguing read, adding to my TBR
    emily.heisler @ gmail.com

  9. This book sounds amazing. I've been following it on several blogs and getting more and more excited about it. Thank you

  10. A great book and wonderful review. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  11. Great review! Makes me want to read it! sweepingnews(at)gmail(dot)com

  12. the life she has been living is a lie-sounds so good

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com


  13. yay!!!
    please count me in in awesome giveaway....

    NURMA (@chiko_jubilee)

  14. Glad you enjoyed Owlet. I've had my eye on it.


  15. This looks great!
    I'm looking forward to read it, whether or not I win.

  16. Sounds awesome. Thanks so much!
    cassinz10 at gmail dot com

  17. This looks like a great book! My email is: mads(at)meylor(dot)com

  18. Too many good books and I have to work. Making time for all the good reads is a priority this week.


  19. i soooo want to read this book! instant book on tbr shelf~~~



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