First, I must mention the gorgeous cover art and unique title. These two elements are what initially create the strongest pull for me, and the book’s author as well. This book belongs cover out on my bookshelf rather than only seeing it from its spine.
I love dual (or more) time periods featured within a story as is the case in The Nature of Small Birds. This gives added depth and a well-rounded feel. Although, I do admit I was a bit confused here and there. Once I became engulfed in one character’s view the transition into someone else’s it sometimes felt sudden. Still, I never lost interest.
I enjoyed sinking into each character and the emotions and hurdles they experienced. My strongest pull was with Mindy and her father—in her search and his fear of losing her.
I received a complimentary book from Revell. My review was not influenced.