When Miri receives a silver cat charm from her omama, Celia, on the night before Celia dies she has no idea that the charm holds a secret, a powerful magic that saved her omama’s life and is about to make Miri’s a whole lot more interesting.
Join Miri on a mysterious and supernatural journey with her new friends, members of an underground St. Louis society known as the Partnership for Animagi, Werewolves, and Shapeshifters, better known as P.A.W.S.
I grew up in the age of Animorphs. You guys remember those books? Back in the ’90s? The kids that had a specific animal that they could turn into to do really cool things? Yeah. That’s what drove me to pick up this book. Nostalgia. I wanted to feel like a kid again. And I did. I felt like I was back in my room, laying on my bed, reading a favorite book.
Miri was relatable to me, because I was that kid. I was the kid that was the outcast. The one that no one wanted to be around because they were weird. The kid that everyone made fun of for her parents being dead, for being fat. The one that decided it wasn’t worth it to try and fit in after awhile and to just be. That was me. And that’s Miri. I didn’t feel like I fit in until I was in high school. For Miri, that was her finally getting to P.A.W.S. to people, animagi, shifters who were the same as her. Outcasts and the such.
Miri deals with loss, much as I have. I’ve lost pretty much everyone important to me in my life. My mom, dad, grandparents… All of them. So I could feel her pain as she fought to figure out who and who she was.
Wrought with peril, adventure, and self-discovery and awakening, this book is a discovery upon itself, on that any young adult struggling with who they are should read. I know I am glad I did.