Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
This dark fantasy revolves around Annie, an orphan. There are werewolves that hunt children. The sky is dark and overcast. The setting is the future where man had to start over.
Sisters, Annie and Paige were sisters living with their aunt and uncle. Paige disappeared about a year ago leaving Annie alone. When she overheard her uncle discussing selling her into slavery at a Rindstone mine, she ran away. The story continues with Annie discovering her world. She and her two cats meet a variety of friends along the way. She even meets a Kinderstalk (werewolf).
This book has great potential. The target audience is 10-14 year olds. The characters are well developed and each has a distinct personality. The plot is interesting. I’m reminded of The Wizard of Oz and Grimm’s Fairytales where the stories are more than a bit dark. This is the debut novel of M.E. Breen. I suspect this will be a very successful series.