This weeks read was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review.
Something is terrorizing the city of Mund Cove. People are disappearing, never to be seen again. Strong willed Mira pays no mind to the warnings of the elders and continues to spend her time scouring the cliff walls for eggs to trade and barter with in town; until that is, she is captured and taken for prisoner. The griffins have been taking and enslaving her people, and other people from neighboring villages to work in their vales as their own personal “animal” labor.
When Mira forms an unlikely bond with a griffin in her vale, she in convinced she can forge a way for humans and griffins to live together in harmony. Together with a small band of humans, Mira and her Griffin work to overcome stereotypes and break down boundaries. Not everyone is sold on this idea, and violence ensues. Can Mira and her gang of revolutionaries convince the humans and griffins alike to work together, or will they let their differences destroy them all?
This book was such a fun read. There was a little bit of everything in there; action, loss, love, magic, and an overarching theme of rising above stereotypes and discrimination to coexist with those who may be different than yourselves. It’s about understanding, or caring even to understand, about people who are different than ourselves. How these differences can be used as strengths to a common community and its posterity.
Mira was such a likable character. She was strong willed to the point of bullheadedness and ever the idealist. She wasn’t afraid of hard work and lived her life with an open mind. We could all learn a few things from Mira. Powell created an enchanting and well written world that was a joy to dive into. Mira’s band of revolutionaries (that’s how I like to think of them anyway) were a great supporting cast each distinct and complete as characters.
Overall this was a really great read. Definitely recommend to all my middle grade and up bookworms!
Until next week friends!