- Awesome world building! The world of cats and panthers are is so well explained and vibrant I could see everything.
- The characters are so well thought out and elaborated on, you feel like you know these people. I enjoyed the intensity between Nickie and Xavien. I appreciated the lack of instant love and felt the relationship bloomed really naturally. The supporting cast is just as rich and entertaining. Other than the world building, this was my favorite thing about the book.
- One thing that makes this book stand out against all other YA reads is that there are ACTUALLY PARENTS in this book! I get tired of reading YA reads where there are never any parents around and the kids are just going crazy all over town. This is a little something that makes the book more believable (even if it's fantasy and more enjoyable).
- . I found some of the teenage language really annoying. I know that's how teenagers speak but the language got in the way of the power of the dialogue.
- The pacing was kind of slow. While the first half of the book was really slow the second half was faster. I struggled through the first half though but that is normal for any first book in a series.
Even though this book has the YA formula in it, it is nice to see a different spin on the shape shifter genre. Fans of YA will enjoy this book that has a new spin on the genre.
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Rated: pg-13 for some violence but other than that, very clean!