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Feathermore
     

Feathermore

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by Lucy Swing
 

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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

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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?(

Editorial Reviews

Kira Saito
Captivating. Heartbreaking. FEATHERMORE is a gripping tale of love and sacrifice.
Amazon - Tana Rae
Lucy Swing is a fantastic author. [...] Lucy's writing is excellent her character description and plot are good and written extremely well. She gives you enough detail without overdoing it and it was one of those stories you couldn't put down. Lucy Swing is now one of my favorite authors, her debut novel is exceptional and one of the best paranormal stories I have read in awhile.
Alicia Hardin
Alrighty, seriously hook, line and sinker! Absolutely could not stop reading it and now tortured that there are no more pages! Really going to drive me crazy until I can get book II.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013909274
Publisher:
Lucy Swing
Publication date:
03/03/2012
Series:
Feathermore , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
276
File size:
154 KB

Meet the Author

Lucy Swing lives in sunny Florida with her husband and two children.
She is a YA Paranormal/ Romance writer, whose works include: Feathermore #1 (Feathermore Trilogy), Bloody Valentine, the novella and Bloody Valentine is also offered in "Death by Chocolate," an anthology consisting of 6 fantastic YA short stories with a chocolaty twist.
She is an absolute book hoarder and must always have a book at arms distance. Music is her muse, and there is always a soundtrack that plays along her life.
For more information on Lucy Swing please visit her website
http://www.LucySwing.com

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Feathermore 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth Reading... Total Pages: 415...Story Pages: 409...Free e-book Teenagers, angels, fallen angels, demons, and forbidden love. This was way better than I thought it would be. Was really disappointed that the ending was so abrupt and just left me hangin'. Really can't wait to read the next one to find out what happens. A very good book.
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
Amazing read, by an amazing author Jade is your typical highschool girl. She is a normal teenage girl or so she thinks. That is until something tragic happens in her life and her world is turned upside down. She starts hearing voices that seem to be warning her of something or someone. On top of that she starts having dreams. Her two best friends are more than just friends they are there to protect Jade from demons and those that want to harm her. In this YA paranormal book you get love, heartache, angels, demons you get drawn into this book. Lucy is a terrific writer. The ending has a HUGE cliffhanger and makes me want to read more. I wonder what is going to happen next.
Nikki_Jefford More than 1 year ago
The first thing I want to say is that Lucy Swing is a terrific writer friend to have. We met while working on the “Death by Chocolate” anthology – my first taste of Lucy’s haunting writing style. Amidst the tales of vampires and werewolves, I haven’t read many stories of angels. “Feathermore” was a surprise delight. I adore the way Lucy describes the world around her. And I always appreciate dark humor: “Good one, Jade. The killer librarian will beat you to death with the unabridged dictionary.” The characters and world that make up “Feathermore” are written in beautiful detail. Jade has had to undergo a tremendous amount of trauma and stress. Good thing she’s come into her powers, though she is still learning to spread her wings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is 415 pages long. It is thre first in a series. Book two has been published and book three is in production. The second book costs $2.99. These books are for young adults. I would suggest ages 14 through 17. The plot is very complicaticated and at times it is hard to follow. There seems to be gaps, where important actions take place and the author leaves the reader wandering , huh???!??? What happened? The transition points between subjects, events and actions are not clearly defined. For instance, Jade is feeling ill at school and starts to pass out, the next line has her waking up four days later in an alternate reality with a stranger and no explanation. Then she is waking up in her bedroom, wondering what just transpired along with the readers. No resolution is ever made. This book is a cliff hanger. No conclusion at all. I imagine book 2&3 will be the same way. This series is about fallen angels, Dante's circles of hell, angels beconing demons, pure angels, demonic angels and cherubs, which are protectors of pure angels. One type of angel seems to be more wicked witch, casting spells on humans to make them become demons, by forcing them to drink concentrated, demon blood, which has been contaiminated by angel and devil blood. This creates abombinations. Animals are also controlled by different type of handlers and pick up their personality traits. YA, paranormal, romance, murder mystery. Some blood, death, mild cursing, no sex, some bullying, violence, mild kissing. Editing is pretty good. There are not any Bibical references. Some Christians may not want their children to read this book. I did not find it blasphemous, just rather odd. AD
JK1515 More than 1 year ago
Holy hot sauce, this was a great book! I read it from start to finish in one evening. I couldn't put it down:) The story was original and intriguing. I really enjoyed the characters, Jade, Claire, Nate, Avan, even the mysterious Blake. Lilith made a great antagonist in this story. I wish I got to know more about Blake! I am so curious!!! The book unfolded as the story progressed and it felt like a natural transition. Lucy Swing has a knack for weaving a great storyline. The only thing I disliked in this book was all the angel talk at the end. I got a little lost, but otherwise it was a great book. I highly recommend this book to the YA/paranormal romance audience! I give it five glittery stars. *yeah*
LeslieD1 More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing!!! I can't wait until the next one comes out. The story was well written and flowed really well. It was easy to read and kept you wanting to read more. There was a lot of suspense that had you on your toes until the very end. Jade and her two best friends, Nate and Claire, always back her up and protect her when things go amiss. Jade begins to see things and hear things and she doesn't know why or if she's just imagining them. She also has dreams of a mysterious person with striking green eyes. Is he real or not? She doesn't know. Then comes along the new guy at school that Jade seems to have a strong pull towards. His name is Avan and they soon find themselves in love. But will there love last through all of the unknown. The changes Jade has been having leave her confused not knowing what is going on. She turns to the help of her closest friends to find the answers. Danger lurks around every corner and there are certain beings that want Jade and her power. Jade undergoes a lot of heartache and loss, but makes her stronger in the process. There is one person who will stop at nothing to take everything away from Jade. Her name is Lilith and she took some things away from Jade that were very dear to her heart. Determined to make a stand, Jade tries to fight back, but in the end loses something else very dear to her heart. But at what cost? Does her friends stand by her and help her in the end or does Jade do it on her own. Who can she trust and will her heart mend the loss that she's had to endure? Will she be strong enough to stay away from the darkside? The author did a wonderful job in planning out the plot of this book. It was very interesting and unique. I love books in this genre. I can't wait until the next book comes out and I will definitely read more books by this author. A definite must read!!!
MyReadAddiction More than 1 year ago
Jade just coasts through life. She is not super popular, but she is also content with the friends she does have. I love characters who bring sarcasm and humor into stories instead of just brooding and self-pity. Mysterious new guy starts at school? Nothing new there, but the mystery in this novel in general is taken to a whole other level from most YA Paranormal books out there. I definitely feel like this one was a little darker and keeps readers on their toes a lot longer than most books. It was refreshing! The romance in this book kinda takes a back seat to every other aspect of the story, but is still definitely there. Overall I loved the way this story flowed, it didn't seem to have any slow parts everything went very smoothly. I really felt connected to Jade and invested in her life. I liked the way the secondary characters shined in their own ways. But warning, be ready for a HUGE cliffhanger!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just loved the book man the endimg was such a twist who knew but what i really wanna know is who is the boy with green eyes & how he fits into the story
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jade is your average teenager except for the fact that she hears this persistent voice in her head that keep warning her of impending danger. She has no idea where the voice is coming from and what exactly it's warning means. All she knows is that either she's going crazy or she is in trouble. When tragedy strikes, Jade must find pick herself up and prepare to find out the truth of what she really is. Once she does, her life is going to be anything but normal. I enjoyed reading this book. I had no idea what to expect based off of the synopsis of the book. I knew it would be some form of paranormal since she hears voices but no idea what exactly that meant. Vampires? Angels? Ghosts? Fae? So it was both fun and scary to go into this book totally blind. I didn't really like Jade's boyfriend at all. He comes in as the new kid in school and seems to take an interest in Jade but then she runs into him at a local diner hanging out with her arch nemesis, Lisa. Then they start dating, everything is going great and then the douche, erm I mean and then when tragedy strikes poor Jade, she finds him out with HER and her friends, AGAIN! Instead of consoling Jade and trying to be there for her, he's out there goofing around with the one person who has shown how much of a bully she is to Jade. For me, that was the last straw, I wrote him off in my mind. What kind of boyfriend does that and then ends up being forgiven? Oh no sister, that doesn't fly with me. He would have been booted at that point. Like I said, since you really didn't have any inkling as to what the book was really about, I found it to be a fun read. A few parts surprised me that I wasn't expecting and I must say that the ending has me grasping for the second book... there is a second book isn't there?! Surely the author doesn't plan to leave us hanging like that!
Kira_Saito More than 1 year ago
First, I honestly enjoyed this book. My eye rolling was kept to a minimal and I didn’t scowl once. To be really, really honest, I’m not into books where love is the primary lure. Yes, I do love romance but I need some drama thrown in to keep me entertained. Heart break, suffering and a little bit of good old torment is essential. That’s what I loved about Feathermore. Yes, it is a love story, but there is so much more to it. I loved the fact that the main character Jade was coming to terms with her own destiny. I appreciated that she wasn’t so cool about everything and used her own mind and asked questions. Hello people, asking questions when someone reveals that you are a supernatural being is a good thing. I was absorbed by Jade’s story because it has action, love, drama, suspense, but above all, struggle. I want to accompany Jade on her adventure and hope she comes out on top. I identify with her because she’s not perfect. She's flawed but trying to become a better person little by little. I can’t relate to perfect characters. Can you?
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I need to know what happens next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Enjoyed the characters and story. Looking forward to book 2.
notrow1 More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review. This is the first book in a fantastic YA Paranormal Romance. I loved it! Jade is a wonderful character. I liked her very much. She is a normal teenager, or is she? Her past is a mystery, but when a new student catches her eye, and she begins to fall in love, events are set in motion that throws Jade into a cat and mouse game with a deadly foe. I started reading this book and was hooked from the first page! I loved meeting Jade's best friends, Claire and Nate. They are a fantastic couple, but they have their own secrets. Avan is a hottie! I felt jealous of Jade. He is kind, generous and loving. However, the further I read into the story, I found some of the scenes similar to other stories I had previously read. I'm not saying that there was any impropriety by the author, just that the story followed a pattern that other authors had employed, and there were no major twists and turns to keep me as interested as I should have been. That being said, I really did enjoy the story, and am looking forward to reading the continuing two books in the trilogy. Lucy Swing has written an intriguing start to a trilogy. Her writing style is fast paced and it flowed beautifully. Her characters came alive on the page, and I'm looking forward to seeing how she grows as an author. I recommend this book if you love YA Paranormal Romance. - Lynn Worton
jennyd13 More than 1 year ago
This was a really unique spin on the fallen angels concept. I loved how this swayed from the "typical" teen lit romance novel. It was quite a bit darker like other people said, and Jade's discovery of her powers and gifts took center stage over the hot and cold relationship with Avan.  I liked the story line quite a bit, but the end of it seemed a bit rushed, and there wasn't much character development- especially between Avan and Jade. it seemed thrown together at some points. There were quite a few grammatical errors as well, but they weren't super distracting. Just bought the second one and I am excited to start it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Extremely good book but would recommend if more for mid teen to late teen
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the book because i was intrigued by the title. The story plot is good but i felt the story was a bit rushed. The love story could have been developed a bit more. Overall I would have loved it more if it didnt feel so rushed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was okay but I didn't feel any connection with the characters. I don't think that she spent enough time developing the relationship between Avan and Jade. I just feel like she through him in there and because Jade is constantly saying "I love him" expect us to feel something for him. Overall I think the concept was good but the execution was lacking.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heyyyyy how many pgs. Tell me plzzz Luv Tori;)
GothicAngelBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Firstly I must say, I saw the original cover for this book and was in love. (hence it is part of my blog background) So when I saw this new cover, I was taken by surprise. Not in a bad way. It's just so different from what I thought it would be. But having said that, this model is beautiful and makes a very good 'Jade'. For those of you reading this thinking "She's friends with Lucy, she'll be bias" let me just tell you now, I am NOT bias in the slightest. Unlike with Bloody Valentine (Lucy's novella) I did not get to read FEATHERMORE in it's early drafts. So I don't have a bias to the characters or the author. Yes, I am friends with Lucy, but I read this book as though she wasn't even the one that wrote it. That being said, now I can get on with my review. FEATHERMORE is the story of Jade, a senior at Brushwood High. She's your average, happy-go-lucky kind of girl. She's best friends with Nate and Claire. It isn't until the start of her school year that things start to get weird. For a start, she is being warned of something by a voice only she can hear, in a language she cannot decipher. As she sits in World History on the first day of the year, Mr Morris's class is disrupted by the late-coming new kid. Enter Avan Thomas. Dreamy, delectable *excuse me while I swoon* Jade can't peel her eyes away from him and to be honest, neither could I. Okay not my eyes but my mind! Suddenly high school got a lot more interesting. Let me tell you, if I had Avan in my classes, I would never have passed a single exam. *shakes self and gets on with it* So, where was I? Ahh yes. Avan. There's something about him that Jade is inexplicably drawn to. The chemistry between them sparks as they touch. Actually sparks. Weird, right?! But Nate and Claire, especially Claire, are not so keen on the idea of their friend forming any kind of bond with the newcomer. If I was Jade, I would ignore them and just swoon over Avan. But that's just because he is so good looking and didn't set off any alarm bells. I usually get a feeling from fictional boys that warns me if they will be good or bad. But with Avan, all I felt was hot under the collar. As it turns out Jade isn't all that hot on paying attention to their opinions either. Jade's always been able to count on Nate and Claire. They are after all her two best friends. But she doesn't feel she can tell them about the voice. Now she doesn't feel like listening to them about this either. Now I can't tell you what happens from here. All I can say is Jade comes to learn that the good things in life must come with an expiration date. Nothing is ever easy and nothing is as it seems. Things take a drastic turn and start to unravel around her. From the blurb: 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 I couldn't put that any better myself - I will stop here before I have to say 'Spoiler Alert'. As most of you should know, I like to talk forever about books I love. But I don't like to spoil the story for others. So what I will say is, go and buy FEATHERMORE. You won't be sorry that you did. Lucy Swing is a very good author and for this being the first full-length novel she has written, she has done very well indeed. I was only about quarter of the way through and I was already hoping that there would be more books in this series. She says maybe a trilogy or a saga. I say 'Yes please'. The characters were likeable, fun, not cardboard cut-outs with no personality (unlike some I could mention) Even the baddie was good. In the way that [ ] was written, I mean. There were times when I had a smile a mile wide on my face and times when I was sad. The worst of which [spoiler removed] when I cried my eyes out. I was just inconsolable. Thank you to Lucy for letting me be one of the first to read this awesome book. Thank you for introducing me to a new world with entertaining new characters.