Book Review: Feather Bound by Sarah Raughley

Feather Bound, the book that intrigued me. I won this book in a giveaway on Goodreads and it will be coming out on May 6th. It is a YA fantasy book about people who are part swan. I gave this book a 3.5 star rating.

Synopsis: When Deanna’s missing friend Hyde turns up at his father’s funeral to claim his corporate empire and inheritance, she is swept into his glittering world of paparazzi and wealth.

But re-kindling her friendship and the dizzying new emotions along for the ride are the least of her concerns. Because Deanna has a secret – and somebody knows. Someone who is out to get Hyde. And if she doesn’t play along, and help the enemy destroy him…she will be sold to the highest bidder in the black market for human swans.

Now Deanna is struggling to break free from the gilded cage that would trap her forever…

Feather Bound is a dark debut reminiscent of Gabriel García Márquez’s A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings, and the twisted truth behind the fairy tale of Cinderella.

When I was told I won this book, I wasn’t sure what to expect  when I read it. The synopsis definitely intrigued me and I was very excited to read something new and unique. I began it the day I got it in the mail and finished it in two days. It was a very simple book and easy to read in one or two settings. This book does have some more mature themes so I would recommend this for 15+ readers.

I did have a few problems with the book. I felt like I wasn’t connecting very well with the main character, Dee. I don’t know whether it was my fault or the authors but I found that often, I didn’t have a lot of empathy for what Dee was going through. There were a couple grammar errors and a few scattered cliches throughout the book but these were only mildly irksome but did not take away from the book significantly. The plot was a little bit predictable but enjoyable nonetheless.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. For a debut novel, I think it was written very well and had an interesting and unique plot. It kept my interest through the entire book and I found that I could not put it down until I had finished it. I do think that Sarah Raughley’s book set a great tone and I felt like her writing gave a mood for the book. I think that having a bit more world-building to help me understand more about what was up with the swan people would have been helpful but she did give the book enough for me to go on.

I would definitely recommend this book to people who enjoy modern fairytale stories or just love a good fast-paced read.

Let me know if you plan on picking this book up. Have you read any good new releases lately?

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Reading!

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Feather Bound by Sarah Raughley

  1. The plot for Feather Bound sounds pretty interesting. It’s too bad you had troubles connecting with the main character.

    As for good releases, I read an ARC of Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike, and really enjoyed it. It’s supposed to be out this month (:

    Celine ~ Nyx Book Reviews

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