Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ferals by Jacob Grey

When he was five, his parents shoved him out the upstairs window.  He thought he was going to die, but a murder of crows showed up and transported him to the woods.  Why would they do that?  Would his parents ever look for him so they could be reunited again?

HarperCollins and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It is being published today, so check your local bookstore for a copy now.

The boy goes by the name Caw and he and the crows can talk to each other.  He's not very good with humans, though.  He lives in a forgotten area of the park and scrounges food like other homeless people.  Mostly he keeps to himself.  But he's lonely.

I could empathize with Caw.  He feels he's been rejected by his parents and he's been adopted by crows.  Normal people don't grow up with crows.  What he doesn't realize is that he's not normal...

This is a fast paced story that travels between this world and the world of the dead.  The best thing Caw ever did was become friends with Lydia.  She accepts him as he is, refuses to stay away from him despite her father's commands, and she aids in his quest to kill a feral monster.

I was fascinated with the details of the story and the storyline.  Imagination runs high in this tale and I like that in my stories.  I also liked how it ended, even if the sight of a white spider means the story isn't done yet.  I'd read more in this series, it's good!

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