*I received this book as an eARC from Angry Robot/Strange Chemistry on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
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Title: Feather Bound
Author: Sarah Raughley
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
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.
Why?: I am always game for a fairy tale retelling/background story! And Cinderella is really well known, so I'm excited to see where this book is going to take it. Also - human swans?! Tell me more, tell me more...
Expectations: Strange Chemistry has not let me down yet, so I am super excited for this book. My expectations are probably ridiculously high for a debut... but oh well. It just sounds like everything I want in a book!
Judging a book by its cover: I absolutely love this cover. I love the birds and the feathers and the typography and the girl hiding in the feathers and the colors... basically I would pick this book off of the shelf in a heartbeat. It's just too pretty not to!