Date read: 23rd April 2015
Number of pages: N/A
Format: Kindle edition
Rating: 3/5 stars
Synopsis: 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.
After reading the very limited synopsis (above), I was intrigued by this book so requested it on Netgalley for an honest review.
The story started off slow and opened up many unanswered questions. The story follows Iris, a girl with missing memories after she had an asthma attack. The fact that the main character suffers with asthma was something I liked. She wasn’t perfect, she has trouble breathing, which is something I haven’t read in a YA novel before.
The novel was only short, so I felt it was a little rushed toward the end , but we find out that Iris is a Stryx- a human who’s soul is half bird. Nothing starts happening however, in this discovery, until she is bought to an island she has only seen in her dreams.
Unfortunately there’s a tragedy which effects Iris and her owlet soul greatly- it happens toward the end- and leads into the second book of the series, which I now want to read to find out if Iris is going to be okay and if Falcon and Diana will look out for her.
Overall it’s a different sort of supernatural YA novel. It was slow but it sped up toward the final chapter. It’s definitely an enjoyable story.
3/5 stars 🙂