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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54  ·  rating details  ·  795 ratings  ·  78 reviews

This is the limited release UNEDITED author's copy of Feather.

Estella's magical life as an orphan was never easy, and at eighteen, she is finally free. In her desperate attempt to leave the city behind and unravel her strange talents, she flees to a secluded college nestled deep in the forests of the North Cascade
Paperback, 352 pages
Published 2009 by Crimson Oak Publising (first published February 1st 2008)
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Jan 02, 2011 Nafiza rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011
I was so offended by this book, I can't even...well, I can actually articulate it but seriously?

Okay, let's begin this as we usually begin reviews, or rather as I do. By talking about the characters. In this instance, there are very few characters that can be talked about. Estella, Edgar, Estella foster mom, Scott and his diminutive girlfriend and the nurse that I can't for the life of me remember the name of.

I have read a lot of books in my life, some I have loved and others I have hated. This
Okay so.... I read the first edition, granted. But there were WAY too many errors for this to have even been published. Sentences were lacking punctuation, words, and direction. The story was hard to read this way. Also, Edgar came off to me as a gay abusive father rather than a soul mate. He treated her like a kid the whole time. She did act childish at times, but mostly she acted stupid and bipolar. I grew tired of the constantly changing emotions between both characters. For example, her frie ...more
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Alicia Young
First of all let me say that I was lucky enough to win this book on a Goodreads giveaway, but it wasn't just any copy. It was signed and personalized by the author, Abra Ebner, herself. It arrived in my mailbox the day before my birthday, and I couldn't have been more thrilled. It was a perfect birthday present surprise.
I had read some of the other reviews that compared it to Twilight(minus the vampires), so I was definitely curious. I had enjoyed Twilight, but ended up disappointed in the serie
Sep 24, 2009 Marsha rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Young Adults
Recommended to Marsha by:
This book had the making of an incredible series. The concept/storyline was both fascinating and exciting. It is the story of creation, jealousy, love and betrayal set throughout time. The story was captivating. However, the writer's execution was sometimes tedious and dragged down with meaningless minutia. While I really did enjoy it, I put it down from time to time because I was bored with the writer's inability to concisely put down her ideas in fewer pages and words. I am in the process of r ...more
I give this book 3.5 stars. The first half reminded me too much of Twilight. I was ready to give up on it because of that. However, once I decided to just finish it, I realized the second half grew into it's own voice and really surprised me. I was curious enough by the end to want to read the sequel; Gaurdian. I'm still thinking about it and that's why my rating jumped from a 2 to a 3.5! Hopefully I can read the sequel some time in the near future :)
Brenda Pandos
This story is perfect for those who love adventure, lost love, mystery, suspense and angels. You can't help but feel sorry for the heroine who's empty inside, forgotten her past and unable to feel -- wanting to heal her heart.And then add in a hero you aren't sure you can trust! Abra puts you into a world of beauty with her vivid descriptions of the powers of her characters and their surroundings. The end leaves you wanting more!
The premiss of the story was good and had the makings for a really good book.
I just felt as though the relationships were rushed. That was my biggest complaint with the book - just too rushed, not enough development or at least believable development.
The book ended on a sad note and I am hoping for a 'happily ever after' for the characters - isn't that what every girl wants? :o)
This book started out with a lot more potential than it lived up to. The main character was very intriguing. But about half way through the book, she started to get a bit boring. And while I understand that it was written as part of a series, I don't think that is an excuse to introduce elements that never get explained. It's also not an excuse to have a bad ending.
Meaghan (phillipnmeaghan) moos
I don't know what it is, but I can't freaking stand this book. I hate the writing. I hate that the occurrence in the story are almost word for word twilight. Get a little creative please. I can't read the same story again. So made it to page 115 and I can't take another word of it.
I am probably less than 100 pages from the end of this book...and I just cannot force myself to finish it. I really want to, the story is interesting, but I can't stay with it at this time.
This is one of the best books i have read in a long time, i can't wait to read the next one. I definately recommend it.
Looksie (At Looksie Lovitz: Books and Wits Blog)
kind of boring. i kept waiting for something to happen but nothing did until the end.
2011 was a year when I read a lot of fanfiction side to side with self-published books. I've just (now being 2015) read Ebner's Book of Love and my consensus was that the level of writing was that of fanfiction. Here's the link to that review

Then I found in my reading history that I did read Ebner's other series (the Feather series). My goal is to re-rate these books that I read way back then for an accurate reflection on my current book standards.

I gave Ebner's books a 15 pages chance to conv
Feather by Abra Ebner was definitely a slow starter for me, like, the first fifty pages slow. After it finally started moving, the intrigue kicked in and I was reading furiously. The concept of this book is poetic and enchanting, which ranks high on my "subject matters to read" list.

My problem was that the ending was anticlimactic in my opinion and I felt a little let down as far as cliffhangers go, in that it didn't cause me to furiously start the next book so as to make sure my fictional world
Alex Ronk
Llevaba mucho tiempo abriendo la carpeta de ésta serie para empezar a leerla, pero cuando veía la portada sucedía algo que me invitaba a no hacerlo, aunque exista la frase de "no juzgues a un libro por su portada" y en éste caso sucede que la portada no es muy bonita, el color, las letras, la pluma, todo en conjunto no es algo que te llame la atención leerlo (y lo mismo sucede con los otros dos) Pero decidí que era momento de leerlo y si me gustaba que bien y sino no pasaría a los siguientes.

Nina Ridyananda
Estella Smith yakin jiwanya sudah hilang. Dia tidak bisa tersenyum, tidak bisa menangis, tidak bisa bahagia. Hidup kemudian membawa Estella ke North Cascades, ke sebuah universitas untuk mengambil program masternya. Estella bertemu dengan Professor Edgar, pria yang menjadi mentor Elle di salah satu kelasnya. Elle tanpa alasan tertarik pada Edgar.

Turns out, Estella dan Edgar ternyata sepasang kekasih imortal, ciptaan Dewa-Dewa yang kemudian terpisah karena Estella ingin menyelamatkan nyawa Edgar.
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I thought that this book would be a gothic version of Twlight, but was sadly mistaken. This book pales in comparisson to the work Stephenie Meyer has done. In fact, I found this book this book very unlikable. I didn't not like this book because of its lack of similarities to Twlight, but the way this book and the characters were written. To Twlight fans, there is a slight similarity to Twlight because Edgar is young looking but actually really old, like Edward, but in no way does this hold a can ...more
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Feather was a little slow in the beginning, nothing really happens until the last couple of chapters. It was kind of boring to be honest, I was a little confusing, I wasn't sure if they were angels or ravens or witches, but I think they are witches that turn into ravens, right, I think,,,, ?,,,

Nothing happened during the whole book, it was mostly Estella describing how she grew up being an orphan and she was different from everyone else. She could heal things specially plants and flowers. She th
It was a great young adult entertaining book. I like these types of books occasionally because they don't really challenge you and you can just enjoy it. It's a good distraction. What I hope comes from these types of books is that they become attractive to those that perhaps don't like books written by dead white men and that's okay. I hope this book broadens the book range of those that don't usually read. The intensity of some of the relationships in this book are incredibly immense and breath ...more
Kristen Marie
Alright, so I've had this book for quite a few years. And besides the terrible rating I gave it, this book is actually very dear to my heart, and I'm not exactly sure I can explain why. I know this is a similar book based off of Twilight, and that's originally why I picked up this book in the past (when I was going through my Twilight phase).

First up, the writing is terrible. Estella (well thought out name by the way) snorts every other sentence. Edgar (again, I can tell the author had a hard t
2,5 La verdad, me pareció que habían bastantes críticas negativas, que comparaban la historia con twilight y decidí investigar por mi cuenta.
Es un libro muy dark, lleno de paisajes fríos, bosques misteriosos y personajes tristes.
Edgar y Estella son almas gemelas, que se separan por trágicos hechos en el pasado, la vida los ha vuelto a juntar, ella es humana, el es un ser un poco indefinido. La autora no sabe dar una descripción exacta, si es un ángel, demonio o brujo, sólo sé que se transforma
M. B.
While there were some rough spots in the book, I still found myself totally caught up in the love affair between Elle and Edgar. Similar to Twilight in the whole soul mate relationship with the twist of Edgar/Edward also hungering for Elle/Bella's soul/blood, Feather is still uniquely different. That's what drew me into the story.

I love the whole premise of how beings like Elle and Edgar were created. How they were at one time a single angelic being which was torn into two by spiteful gods. And
I found this book while surfing the kindle store on amazon and the cover caught my eye, id never heard of it before but decided id take a chance. I'm glad i did. A very emotional read. Abra Ebner has a way of writing where the style reflects the emotions of Estella. When Estella is feeling isolated and alone her writing takes on an almost clinical feel, but as the book progresses and Estella begins connecting and reaching out her writing becomes more personal and emotional. This really helps to ...more
Rhaven Henry
Um...It seems many people think that its a lot like Twilight. No. Just because Edgar is forever young and says stuff similar means nothing. Many authors take ideas. Twilight isn't the first Vampire book. Nor is this the first angel book. You have to forget other books in order to actually give this a chance. Abra Ebner is a great author. Try reading the other two. Not alike Twilight at all. Seriously? Just because there is a similarities doesn't mean anything. His name is Edgar because it comes ...more
It was absolutely fascinating. It was a little bit hard to get into at first,because I thought Estella was quite self-centred and unreal, but past a few chapters I could understand her character so much more, and I got so drawn into the story that I just couldn't put it down. I came to love Estella and Edgar (view spoiler) and I adored Sam, how he just can't care for human emotions anymore. This dark fantasy world was as easy as t ...more
3 Stars. An interesting plot in this Paranormal tale for YA. The characters had some connection and chemistry however the College setting was frail and thinly detailed and the storyline somewhat disjointed in places.
Catalina Sennett
While I am aware this is a self published title, so errors were to be expected, I really thought having it edited a few more times would have been much better. The story in itself was alright, it wasn't too original, what with the soulmates and all. I did like the positive/negative metaphor of there relationship. Edgar was very odd at times, and I got the feeling toward the end that Sam was coming onto her....I don't know, i also liked the changing into ravens part, but alas that is not as origi ...more
This is a horribly done rip off of twilight. There are parts that are word for word right out of twilight! It is unbelievable they even allowed this to be published. The main character is ridiculously emo and made me want to rip my hair out. The storyline was crappy and littered with typos. I gave the author the benefit of the doubt for wanting to jump on the paranormal bandwagon and read the other two just to see if it had a saving grace and it didn't. It was poorly written and the other two bo ...more
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