Feathertide by Beth Cartwright

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Still available on NetGalley

I have never been as conflicted about a rating in quite a while (whatever I might have stated previously). I did not enjoy this book on the whole, but I have to compliment it where compliment is due. The author has a brilliant narrative style. There is so much vivid description involved in the telling that I wanted there to be something more in the plot of the story. If I was only averagely impressed with the storytelling, I might have even given this three stars, but once I saw the potential in the way the story was set to unfold- things being told without being put into exact words but just as fleeting images, I could not.
For the most part, it is a book about accepting oneself and doing away with a negative self-image. It is the story of a girl born with feathers, and once she is old enough, she wants to get to the bottom of it. It is a semi-lonely life that she leads up until that point, but things start to change quite quickly once she sets off. Her conflicts of loyalty and love seemed a little too complicated, even with the lyrical writing.
I would still recommend this to readers of fantasy books with extraordinary people, although the book was not for me.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley, the review is entirely based on my own reading experience of this book.

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