Ferals by Jacob Grey || Book Review

In the end, I was left wishing this could be a possible thing to do. Talk to animals. It took me back to the Guardians of the Wild series, which I LOVED, so it was no surprise that this book also received the highest rating.

Another find from my December stash from the library, and this might just be another series I want to get into.

This is the first book in the Ferals series.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

Book review: Ferals by Jacob Grey #bookreview #fantasybooks #urbanfantasybooks #paranormalbooks #booktwt #bookaddict #booktwitter

Originally published: 2015

Format: Paperback
Pages: 256

Plot from GoodReads:

In a city ravaged by crime and corruption, 13-year-old orphan Caw’s only friends are the murder of crows he has lived with since his parents flung him from their house aged only five… Caw lives in a treehouse in an abandoned city park, surviving on scraps of food and only communicating with his three crows. 
But a jailbreak at the prison forces him into contact with other humans – particularly a girl called Lydia, who is attacked by the escaped prisoners and is saved by Caw.

Caw realises that these escaped prisoners have more in common with him than he’d like… they too are FERALS – humans able to communicate with and control an animal species. And they want to bring their evil Feral master, The Spinning Man, back from the Land of the Dead. Only by joining forces with other good Ferals hiding throughout the city can Cawstand a chance of defeating them.

Thoughts:

A paranormal young adult/middle grade book with a different angle.

This book had a darker side to it, but not so dark that it would maybe keep a middle grader awake at night.

The language was descriptive and creative. The world-building was well done and the characters… I loved every single one of them. Especially when the truths were revealed and some interesting facts came to light.

Seeing the world through Caw’s eyes, that’s the protagonist of the book, was a mix of beautiful and sad. While he lives a life a little (or a lot) different to your standard expectations, it’s filled with loneliness. Yes, he has his trusted companions but crows aren’t ALL that. You need people too!

The villains were scary and the story took an even darker turn at some stage but all was worth it to add the to the troubles and struggles the characters needed to face.

This book is a good read for middle graders, young adults and adults alike.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.76 on GoodReads. I gave it a 4.

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