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Stormy Terrabonne's life is about to be changed forever by a bright red cardinal. She soon finds herself being whisked away from all she's ever known to save an entire race of people known as Trobodytes. When she's presented to the Queen, Stormy learns how she's expected to help: By killing an evil wizard named Bordash Bladeslinger and stopping him from cutting down the sa ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 241 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by Jo Michaels
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Deniz
Mar 27, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: just-no
ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review

1.5 Stars


The first half of the book was actually much better than the second half. In fact until about 50% in I probably would have given this 2.5 - 3 Stars. Probably 3 Stars since it is written by an indie author and I like indie things.... and I think it way harder to get good editing. The second half sadly would not get more than half a star.

This book had me pondering quite a bit after finishing it- but sadly it wasn't much about the content
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Arely
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
Alright, I want to start this off my saying I really wanted to like this book. But the writing style and voice just didn't work with me and annoyed me many times.
It starts off with Stormy (also, that name is not my favorite) sitting and drinking coffee. She then starts talking to it and finds that the bird reacts differently then most birds. She ends up following the bird and it turns into a gorgeous man.
We're totally fine so far, right? So then this guy—whose name is Michael, by the way—takes h
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Sharrice Aleshire
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I received a copy for an honest review.

Initial Reaction:
After reading this review I was really skeptical as to whether I was going to like this book or not. The story line seemed like it was going just another fairy tale redo.

The Plot:
When Stormy Terrabonne went to visit her dying mother the last thing she expected was to sitting outside and talking to a cardinal that leads her into the woods, only to turn into a man named Michael and bring her to a magical land, a land w
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Heather Wood
Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I’m normally not a fan of fantasy novels. Blame it on my ADD, but I have a hard time keeping all of the characters and world building straight. The Bird is a fantasy novel, but I never felt overwhelmed by information dumps or elaborate back-stories that were hard to follow. It was a great read and I thought it was creative the way Jo worked in themes about feminism and nature into the narrative.

The Bird has parallel plots going on. The first plot centers on a woman named Stormy and her quest to
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Christina M Condy
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book will take you to another world. LITERALLY!

Stormy is visiting her dying mother when a small bird comes to visit. Stormy much like me, decides to just sit there and have a chat with the bird. When the bird acts as if he wants her to follow him, she does. Personally I would have too and I've been known to follow wild animals into the woods. Haven't had one turn into a man yet but hey one can hope!

I loved the story of the Trobodytes and their world. I suspected who the bad guy was very ear
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P.M. Briede
Jan 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Bird is a cute fantasy novel for teens. When Stormy is given the opportunity to walk away from her hum-drum life as a forty-five year old divorcee to become eighteen again and live in another world and get a second chance at her life, she practically jumps at the chance. There's a lot to this story that would be attractive to a younger set of readers. There's a little action and adventure as she and her companions travel through the world and come face to face with the characters fairy tale ...more
Gloria Piper
Mar 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Forty-five year old Stormy worries over her mother’s impending death. Then a cardinal appears and, with the promise of a long life for both women, transforms Stormy into a young woman and her mother, Vall, into a thirteen year old. It is Stormy, however, who often overreacts as if she were much younger than her real years. Cliched expressions run rampant in a tale that is both complex and simple. Unbeknownst to either, Stormy embarks on a fairy tale adventure in an alternate world that often aff ...more
Lindsey
Mar 27, 2013 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book. Sometimes I wish I could be whisked away into a fantasy world. Stormy is visiting her sick mother when she is lead into the woods by a bird. That bird turned out to be Michael, a Trobodyte, who tells her that she is the only person who can save his world. She agrees to help, and falls in love with Michael along the way. I wasn't in love with how their relationship evolved, but I did enjoy the storyline of The Bird. I took away half a star because I felt like the author could ...more
Sandra M
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this... I'm a sucker for any combo of fantasy & romance and this was perfect for me! :)
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