Rating: 3.5 Stars
Let me start by saying that I really loved this story. It's a continuation from PAWS which I really really enjoyed. In this one we follow along with our main character Miri and her friends at the St. Louis PAWS Institute as she discovers new secrets and goes back up against old foes. There were a few things in the book that I would consider mature content and they kind of took away from me being able to fully enjoy the story and brought it down to a 3.5 star rating for me.
Miri is a great lead character she is very strong and I enjoy watching her grow as the story continues. Her supporting characters add to an already solid story. We learn more magic, secrets, and history behind a few more of the characters and I thought this really helped my reading experience. It gave me a depth that I sometimes find lacking in books. The characters were also really developed and mature and that always gets extra points in my book. It didn't happen frequently but as I said there were a few points in this book where I really had to push myself to continue just because of some of the content, once I pushed through though, I was able to get back into the story with ease.
(ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.)
*** Review for book 1 is also available.