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Somewhere between falling and flying… you will find the truth.The truth is being unveiled and Iris’ past is unlike anything she ever could have guessed. For Stryx, finding your missing half doesn’t always mean finding your mate. Iris has been missing a part of herself for so long that no one is sure she will be able to put the pieces back together and her ever reliable dreSomewhere between falling and flying… you will find the truth.The truth is being unveiled and Iris’ past is unlike anything she ever could have guessed. For Stryx, finding your missing half doesn’t always mean finding your mate. Iris has been missing a part of herself for so long that no one is sure she will be able to put the pieces back together and her ever reliable dreams may be forcing her astray. Coping with the death of someone she loved, she is forced to face the truth and break free from the lies that have caged her....

Title : Eyrie
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ISBN : 9781502364357
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Number of Pages : 204 Pages
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Eyrie Reviews

  • Elnora Romness
    2018-11-23 14:17

    Revenge, a need for understanding, and learning to lean on others as necessary whilst figuring out who to trust appear to be common trends in much of today's fiction. What happens, however, when you throw in a secret society, love, twisted and tangled webs of deception, and a twist that may take your breath away? Eyrie.Overall, I give this book a 4 out of 5, and here is why:The GoodEyris is the beautiful sequel to Owlet, a story about a young lady who is trying to figure out who she is. Not an easy task for any young woman, but it turns out to be something especially difficult for Iris, as she discovers that she is the last of a precious bloodline for a secret society whose members are part human and part bird.And she has asthma.This asthma necessarily limits her physical mobility, despite her being an Owlet, but does not limit her in any other way. Now that she has embraced her Owlet side and is well on her way to fully realizing her abilities and talents, Iris has discovered a remarkable penchant for seeing to the truth of things...and for being able to enter the mind of another through touch.Now, before I give away too much, know that much of what I said about the first book is also true here. Scrolly text would still describe Michaels' writing style very well. It feels scrolly and as though it would look perfect scribed into ancient parchment. The plot clips along at a reasonable pace that perfectly matches what is going on. Readers are not left hanging trying to figure out what happened and why – we are always clued in to others motivations and exactly what is going on. Of course, we see inside Iris' mind a little more than other characters, but that is to be expected. The plot feels a little flat in places, but not sure how I'd fix it.I must say, for trying to weave a work that blends birds and people, I think Michael did a pretty good job. I'm pretty picky about science fiction, being a real-life science lover as well as lover of anything to do with Star Trek, Stargate, BSG, Buffy, TVD, LOTR, etc (I keep telling my hubby that I really must make it to Comic-con at some point). Now that I sound like a sci-fi snob, let me say this: I really really like how Michael's has integrated human and bird aspects in the individuals within this work. It just works...and made me want to keep reading.Eyrie continued the original story well and is consistent to the original plot (no small feat for sequels) while being interesting in its own right as its own book. Now, this is not a stand-alone book. There is a very clear cliff-hanger that nearly made me pounce out of my seat when I realized that is where the book ended, and it clearly is the continuation of a story. Michael's obviously assumes that anyone reading Eyrie has read Owlet, and this is not a bad thing (the Lord of the Rings books are not stand-alone either). Merely an observation.The Bugly (bad/ugly)I'm happy to report that one of my bugly's from the prequel to Eyrie didn't bug me nearly as much here, perhaps because my brain was a bit more used to the world that Iris inhabits. Regardless, the need for a glossary to keep bloodlines and such straight was somewhat lessened. It feels as though those are actually fairly clearly laid out here, though I did lose track of a few things and had to backtrack a bit.That being said, the characters still sounded exactly like one another. They are not distinct enough for my liking. Yeah yeah, I gripe on this a lot. Yeah, I know how hard it is to keep voices distinct from one another (some day I'll be brave enough to show ya'll some of my fiction writing). But yeah, it distracts me when I feel as though I have to back up and figure out when the last “he said” was so I can figure out who is talking now. Oh, and sentence structure falls apart at least once or twice per chapter. There were a few lines where I thought I was pretty sure what the idea was...but got lost in confused clauses. Grammar is important, and this bugged me a lot (and frankly is why my score for the work is one point lower than it would be otherwise). I'm not saying I'm a grammar queen - clearly, if you read this my grammar is off in places as well - but in an edited work it annoyed me.OVERALL - I really liked this book. It is a good, simple read that goes pretty quickly and is engaging on a level that engages the imagination in a pretty cool way. It has its flaws...but so does Iris. Are these flaws disguised strengths as they are for Iris? You decide!To read more...go to my blog: http://onlygodwritestrees.blogspot.com

  • Diana (Offbeat Vagabond)
    2018-12-04 19:00

    Original review here: http://offbeatvagabond.blogspot.com/2014/01/eyrie-blog-tour-book-review-10-amazon.htmlEyrie is book two in the Society of Feather series. This is a series that is far from your average YA read. Michaels has created such a unique series. Our main character, Iris, has made some huge discoveries that her father has kept from her. She has found out that she is a Stryx. This means she has two souls (half human/half bird). All Stryx have a special power or ability and it all depends on the bird. No shapeshifting is involved, however. You are more given the power more associated with the bird. Iris is part Owlet. Her power is finding the truth. She has the power to assist others in a dream state (or hurt them). I really loved Iris in this book. In the first book, she is obviously figuring out who she is since there was so much being kept from her. In this book, she is really taking on the role of a leader. She doesn't want to be one since she feels out of her league, but she knows things need to change. Iris discovers the Eyrie, the government of the Stryx people, are corrupt. It is time to stand up to them and make things right. One of the best things about this book was the connection Iris has to her entourage. She is surrounded by people who care about her and help guide. I love that they respect her and her decisions even though she is just getting into the swing of things, they know to trust her. They are trying to come up with a way to infiltrate the Eyrie. They need to be careful because the one who is responsible for a loved one's death is still out there and is in the Eyrie.Now I do have a couple of issues. I really loved where the story went. Iris is figuring out how strong she is and the government that is supposed to protect them may be doing more bad than good. But this book is definitely more character-driven. Eyrie really gives us a lot of backstory. I wish the book was longer so we can have both the backstory and the action. We don't get a lot of that and it could put certain parts at a standstill for some. I still enjoyed the book, but I would have liked a bit more confrontation between Iris and the villain. I did love learning about a lot of the characters around Iris and what they mean to Iris' past. But here is the other issue. I wish some of the characters had a bit more personality. It could be hard to tell one from the other at times. They are still quite interesting, like I said, we learn so much about them which I liked. I do enjoy Falcon, Iris' soulmate. He is always there for her. Their romance is very light and sweet. I also loved Diana and Autumn. I am really interested in what the new kid, Nestor, could bring to the table. I do love the characters though. Again, the connection they have with Iris even when it may not be right (according to the Eyrie) is great.Overall, this was a great sequel. We learn a lot about the characters and their roles in things. Iris thought her world was upside down before, but that ending says otherwise. I can't wait to see what will come of that, We get a huge cliffhanger that you won't believe and probably explains why there wasn't as much action as I would have liked. Michaels is gearing us up for book 3 and I am dying for it. This is a great read. Eyrie is a super unique and complex. You will not come across another YA read quite like this. I guarantee it. Definitely check this series out, but start from Owlet (book 1) though.

  • Sara Strand
    2018-11-16 12:30

    So if you have read book one, I highly recommend you re-read it before you read this one. Otherwise you'll end up like me who read it awhile ago and some of the details are a wee bit foggy and I have no fracking clue what is going on. I didn't have time to re-read Owlet fully, but I skimmed it and it helped. Kind of. But I really liked Owlet. This is a young adult series and it's about Stryx (which is like, half human/half bird) and they aren't really shifters because they don't turn into the bird, but instead they have bird like qualities? It's really strange. I thought I understood it during Owlet, but during Eyrie I far more confused. And "Eyrie" is the name of the governing group of the Stryx. I think. So by that definition I really thought we would learn more about the Eyrie and basically learn more about what is going to happen to Iris. But no. You only learn a little bit about it, and this book feels like it's even more back story. Sure, Iris is trying to figure out what the heck is going on. She has Falcon (her boyfriend/soul mate type guy) and he's nice. She has a group of people willing to help and she basically becomes lead for a sea of change. She befriends people tradition says she shouldn't, and she's learning more about the society she is a part of, good and bad, and I feel like this book sets the tone for the third. In fact, I almost think half of this book could have been part of book one, and the other half would merge with the third book. Yes, it's building information and more back story, but at this point.. it feels too much. Though of course it leaves you with a sad and terrifying cliff hanger. It really started getting good in the final 50 pages when she starts having nightmares that are possibly premonitions, she learns some really helpful but confusing information about Ravens, and then you find out the stupid Osprey lives. But of course you don't know who the Osprey is until literally, the last page. I really hope the third book comes out soon otherwise I feel like I'll lose interest by the time it comes out. I do suggest that you read book one then book two back to back otherwise you will get lost as I did.

  • Laura Greenwood
    2018-12-13 18:07

    Review forthcoming on http://a-reader-lives-a-thousand-live...I received a copy of Eyrie in exchange for my review as a part of this blog tour.Iris is an Owlet, and a powerful one at that. But she thinks different from the others of her kind, believing that all of them are born equal. In Iris' world each of her kind has two halves to their soul, an Aves and a human half, and depending which Aves a person has, they have different abilities. No one knows who Iris is yet, or that she even does, yet for her to be able to change the future of her kind they need to, and she needs to gain the power that is her birth right.Firstly I would just like to point out just how beautiful that cover is! It is absolutely stunning! I would also like to point out that this is book 2 of the Society of Feathers series (which I hadn't realised when I signed up). Having not read the first book I would say that this book can be read as a stand alone, I didn't feel in the dark about anything or that I was missing out. But saying that I believe that at some point I will read the first book because this one really drew me in and I think that I would enjoy it!The mythology behind the half-aves, half-humans was interesting and complex, with a whole culture created around it, including a slightly new take on what happens on the Isle of Wight (somewhere I have never actually been!)As a main character I liked Iris, she had flaws, some of which, like her asthma, could prove to be fatal to her, and yet she is still determined to make a difference in the world. There does seem to be a great deal of conviction behind the character and I am hoping that that means that the third book will focus on her political power (because she has no physical power) which is something that always tends to interest me in books. The one thing that I did find slightly frustrating about Iris was that at times she seemed to be super dependent on Falcon.I really enjoyed Eyrie, it was different from anything else that I have read and I am looking forward to finding out more about the universe!

  • Victoria Burke
    2018-12-09 17:15

    This was a great sequel to Owlet. The book left me with more questions than answers just like the first book in the series. I loved watching Iris interact where her fellow eyrie and styrx . It was nice to see how much she grew and adapted over the course of the first book. She is embracing who she is and that is awesome.I loved the way this book ended! It was perfect and left me wanting more and seriously can not wait for book number 3. The ending was brilliant and actually one I did not see coming. I want to know though how a certain somebody knew who was haunting Iris. Questions and more questions. That does seem to be the trend with the series.There were couple typos and one or two made me reread the page just to make sure I wasn't missing something. Mainly when a name was a typo. It was easy to figure out but none the less.I love the history of the story and that we learn more and more about the Society of Feathers. I love learning more about where they came from and the poem that is talked about repeatedly in this story, is beautiful. It is one of my favorite things about this book.The characters are growing and you can see it. I enjoy when a story progresses and so does the characters. I enjoy when they are stuck while the story is moving on around them. Even new characters such as Nester and Alexandra are just as interesting as the ones from the first story. In fact, I love that Nester and Iris have a sibling like bond and can not wait to see more of that.

  • Phaedra Seabolt
    2018-11-21 17:27

    Eyrie is the second book in the Society of Feathers series which is completely different from any other paranormal stories I have ever read. This series is about people who have half the soul of a bird, or in some cases, their body holds the soul of a human and the soul of a bird. They do not shape shift, but rather their lives are changed to reflect characteristics of their aves (avian soul). The only aspect of them physically that might show that they are not quite human is their eyes. At times their eyes will look a little more birdlike than human. This series is about Iris, a girl who had been hidden away for most of her life until her father was killed and she was put on the run. She is forced into the world of the Stryx in order to understand who she really is. In this particular book, Iris is reunited with her owlet soul, a soul that drives her to need the truth and gives her the ability to punish or help others. They spend their time trying to help her to understand her powers while figuring out a plan to change the entire Eyrie system to right the injustices done in the past. There's a light romance element which leaves this book in the YA category.The only issue I had with this book was that it had been so long since I read the first one. There are details in the first book that I couldn't remember while reading this one, so I would definitely recommend reading them fairly close together. Otherwise, it's so unique that I would say this series is a must read for anyone who likes paranormal stories.

  • Shannon (Once Upon a Twilight)
    2018-12-06 11:20

    “Somewhere between falling and flying...you will find the truth.”I devoured Owlet and Eyrie in under 24 hours.I’m really enjoying this series. The main characters are awesome and one of my favourite parts about this novel was getting to know the vultures more, seeing them more as people rather than full-time guards. Their personalities popped out some. A new character appears, too. He stole my heart instantly. Nestor is the cutest, considerate youngster who’s Iris’ new guard. I love him so much!Eyrie continues straight on from Owlet. Life isn’t easy for Iris after everything which has happened, coming to terms with the death of a love one isn’t easy for her and she’s left with one blood relative, her grandfather. But she also has a million other things to deal with/come to terms with. One of them being her species doesn’t know she lives, her death faked as an infant to save her life. The truth needs to come out. They need to know she lives as an Owlet. They need to know the power she holds inside of her—power which could change thing for the better. And they definitely need to know what a lying, betraying snake Caleb is, because he needs to be stopped.There was a cliffhanger, one I kind of expected, however it was executed in a way which I didn’t expect. That, I liked. And the shame is I don’t have Stryx to read right now.

  • Michael Loring
    2018-11-25 16:02

    Eyrie by Emma Michaels is the second in the Society of Feathers series, continuing the dramatic tale of Iris and her journey to discovering the truth that has been hidden from her nearly her whole life.Told in a poetic style narrative, the story begins right after the first novel Owlet with Iris learning more about what she is and what has happened in her past. She must harness her Owlet abilities if she is going to survive in this whole new world of people with the souls of humans and aves. They plan to change the future, and Iris is in the center of all their plans. She must cope with this pressure, alongside everything else. She isn’t sure she can do it, but she’s ready to try.This is a very complex and intricate world that the author has created, full of people that are as unique as the last. Each character brings a new dimension to the story, carefully crafted with the tender love and care that only a mother could give. Author Emma Michaels has clearly poured her entire soul into this series, and it shows through her imaginative storyline. I sincerely enjoyed this book on multiple levels, and honestly can’t wait to read the next book in the series!

  • Lisa(Bookworm Lisa)
    2018-12-09 14:29

    **3.5 stars**Iris continues grow and develop as a Stryx. She is a member of a society where the people have a soul that is half human and half bird. There are representatives of the different members of the bird species. Iris was thought to be an owlet, but now she finds that she is something more, she is special and was born to lead.This book takes a closer look at the Stryx society. The government and social structure is defined. As Iris learns more, she is not pleased with all that she finds out.I enjoyed the building relationship that Iris has with Falcon. The romance is sweet and loving. I also liked how Iris tries to break traditions and befriend others who are not considered in the same social class that she is. She is able to see the lies behind what is traditional.The problem that I had in reading the book is that it has been awhile since I read the first book Owlet. I didn't remember many of the details. I would highly recommend that you pick up the first book before reading this one.

  • Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?)
    2018-11-22 15:21

    Full Review at: What's Beyond Forks?Eyrie is the second book in the Society of Feathers series by Emma Michaels. This book was your classic second book. The kind that's purpose is to set up and prepare for the next book. There was a lot of detail that went into the building of this story, and it was a tad slow at times. There was a few key things that really grabbed me while reading, but there seemed to be a lot of filler as well. With that being said, the world within this series continues to be completely unique and intriguing. I can't think of a single book out there that I could compare it to.Eyrie by Emma Michaels was provided to me by the publisher for review. The opinions are my own.

  • Sandra Stiles
    2018-11-14 14:29

    Let me start off by saying, if you have not read the first book in this series, Owlet, then put this book down and go read it first. You really need to read the first book so that the second book makes sense. In the second book we pick up with Iris trying to figure out everything from the lies she had been told. She has to figure out how to right some wrongs. Those who are helping and guiding her on this journey are also a little wary because she has the power to make decisions for good or evil. I love the small romance that is carried through this book. It is simple, innocent and pure. This is one thing that will most definitely bring the teen in to read this book. I have enjoyed this series and look forward to the next installment.

  • Once Upon a Twilight
    2018-11-20 11:11

    I devoured Owlet and Eyrie in under 24 hours.I’m really enjoying this series. The main characters are awesome and one of my favourite parts about this novel was getting to know the vultures more, seeing them more as people rather than full-time guards. Their personalities popped out some. A new character appears, too. He stole my heart instantly. Nestor is the cutest, considerate youngster who’s Iris’ new guard. I love him so much!Read more

  • vvb
    2018-11-29 11:05

    I jumped in to reading this second book in the series before reading book one and had no problem picking up the storyline.I was pleasantly surprised to read about this alternate world that incorporates a paranormal bird element. However, not really shapeshifting or flying or literal physical traits - more like the essence of.Explanations and analysis are given as the main character and her entourage navigate the politics of their world. Lots of friendship bonding and some romance also grabbed my attention in this story.

  • Kami
    2018-11-26 16:17

    I was liking this book better than the first one. The truth about Iris and what happened to her mother is revealed and Iris' fractured soul is restored. There is a secret society of people who have souls that are half bird that Iris belongs to. The writing and pacing are good, though this series has a very unusual concept. 4 stars.

  • Joy
    2018-12-02 17:11

    Still like this series. The writing is good but a lot of errors. Sometimes hard to get through.