Series: Feathermore Trilogy 1
Debut: March 2, 2012
Snuck from: Jennifer @ Dream Reads
When the one thing you live for is taken from you, do you let it go or do you fall?
Jade, like any other student at Brushwood High, awaits the start of the school year with a certain measure of dread. Worse, she is being threatened by a voice that only she can hear—a voice that lurks at the edges of her awareness, haunting her and warning her of something unknown. She has always been able to count on her two best friends, Claire and Nate, but can she confide in them now? About this? Would they even believe her?
Life takes a turn for the better when she meets Avan, a darkly handsome new student who, somehow, seems to drown out the voice and make her feel at ease.
But Jade soon comes to realize that good things don’t last forever. When everything spirals out of control, she is shattered by something she never saw coming. Dazed and despairing, she must now overcome tragedy and embrace her true existence and a new but dangerous love. Will she be able to save herself and those she loves, before it’s too late? Or will she let the surrounding darkness consume her?
Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 21
Another new experience. I have never come across a beginning that had normal and weird flashing at me in the exact same tone. While Jade is just your everyday girl, there's still some things that are undeniably off. Then there's Avan, the new guy, who just seems to fall in love at first sight with Jade, and vice versa, which is so totally nothing new. Made me heave a sigh, I tell ya. But! My interest was sparked as Claire and Nate acted instantly strange in a reluctant manner towards him, and when him and Jade shook hands, making Jade see this weird flash of light.
I have to admit it was refreshing to read about them not struggling to get together, but they actually manage without much further ado. Not something you come across in YA so much these days. Moreover, Jade struggles rather much to accept the paranormal into her life, not on one end but it always sparking up a bit here and there, leaving her unsettled with her new identity. And Jade's powers... she's using them in awe, sometimes not even thinking about it, thus kind of unaware of the real power she actually holds, and how easy it all comes to her. That was also something not quite common.
But the best of it all was... no, not the romance. Did you want me to say that? Okay, the whole concept of an angel literally falling from Heaven because she fell in love with a mortal is totally romantic and I love it, BUT! it had a great deal of a human feel to it, which was both good and bad. And the kinda, sorta triangle? Hmm... I thought it was good that it was there, but not so intense there, you know? But you know it has to come up again at some point, so I'm curious to see about it in the next installment.
But no, the best part was actually the lore it contained. Although only present at one point, when evil Lilith gives up loads of details and intel, it was fascinating. And tragic! I hope there'll actually be some more sense to it in the coming ones, otherwise it would've been kind of a waste to think it through this much, wouldn't it? I also desperatly want to know how the character constallation is going to shift! I have high hopes for Fallenmore to be a good one!
Area Scan: Style: 3.5/5 -- Plot: 3/5 -- Characters: 4/5 -- Romance: 3.5/5 -- Drama: 4/5 -- Humor: 3/5 -- Fantasy: 3/5
Sights: Feathermore HEE
Series: #1 Feathermore | #2 Fallenmore