I received this book for free from blog tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Society of Feathers #1
Published by CreateSpace on September 17th, 2014
Genres: Love & Romance, Mystery, Paranormal, Young Adult
Source: blog tours
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.
The beginning starts off with the perspective of Iris, a young teenage girl who has a bad case of asthma. After a deadly asthma attack her father decides to move her somewhere safer. To an island that Iris has been dreaming about her entire young existence. She knows she’s been there before, she has dreamed it. Every single detail is the same, even the mysterious young boy named Falcon. Yet, every time she asks her father Roger, about her past, he quickly brushes her off. Iris seeks out the truth and what she finds may not be so dreamlike as she was expecting to be.
Romantics will truly love this soul mate story. I thought it was adorable and cliche, yet sweet and endearing at the same. I can honestly say how much the teenage me would have enjoyed this story. Iris and Falcon truly love each other, and you can feel their love leap off the pages. Even though Iris can’t believe she knows Falcon, her heart calls to him, and for some reason she doesn’t know why. This is why I kept turning the pages. I wanted to know!
The pacing in this novel is incredibly fast. I had so much trouble keeping up. There was a lot of info dumping, and I hope most people weren’t as confused as I was. I believe the story would have flowed a lot better if the story was longer. I loved the idea of the the Society of Feathers, the different tribes that banded together to create one society. It was done beautifully well. I just wished it was explained better. It was told as a story being told to Iris which was good, but it could have been handled better.
In short, I can definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for a cute quick love story. Pass if you’re not into the paranormal romances! It’s short at 170 pages. There is a bonus excerpt of the second novel so that was always a plus. (LOVE it when publishers do that.)
You always ran in your dreams. I don’t understand.
She wanted to close her eyes and test herself, see if the road matched her dreams by trying to follow it by memory, but she couldn’t make herself look away. As the road began to widen she silently begged for the dream to come true. “Please be real. Please…” she whispered under her breath. As the house appeared, Iris slowly walked up the steps, and with one hand holding her necklace she reached forward to use the feather handle attached to the door.
She pushed and the door rattled but stayed shut. Feeling the sadness begin, Iris was ready to walk back to Diana when she caught sight of the extraordinarily strange looking lock above the handle. Realization hit as Iris looked down and saw the feather pendant in her hand.
“Please…” she whispered again before she tried to push the feather into the cracks. It fit! Turning it, Iris heard a soft click. Taking the deepest breath she could, Iris pushed down on the handle and watched the door from her dreams open wide.
“Finally. Thank you…thank you.”