Ferals is the first book in a dark, action-packed trilogy that’s part The Graveyard Book, part Batman, and all high-octane adventure.
Blackstone was once a thriving metropolis. But that was before the Dark Summer—a wave of violence and crime that swept through the city eight years ago, orchestrated by the fearsome Spinning Man. Now the Spinning Man is on the move again, and a boy named Caw is about to be caught in his web.
Caw has never questioned his ability to communicate with crows. But as the threat of a new Dark Summer looms, Caw discovers the underground world of Blackstone’s ferals—those with the power to control animals. Caw is one of them. And to save his city, he must quickly master abilities he never knew he had . . . and prepare to defeat a darkness he never could have imagined.
About the Author
Little is known of the mysterious Jacob Grey. He is said to live in a big city in the USA, where he wanders the streets at night dreaming up his dark and twisted tales. He has a deep love of animals and even talks to crows himself . . . although no one knows if he understands their replies. He is also the author of Ferals.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I. Love. This. Book!!! Itis such a cute and clever story! This story is about a boy named Caw who was abandoned by his parents and raised by crows. He later finds out that there are others who can talk to animals and they are known as ferals. When Caw finds out that there are evil ferals he teams up with his only human friend, Lydia who is not a feral but who's fathger wirks in the prison that the evil ferals escaped from. This book is a great adventure for kids or those who are kids at heart! I recommend it for anyone who loves reading
I really loved this book. I started it on a plane ride and even after getting to my destination I couldn't put it down. Among the kid/young adult books drowning in the post-apocalypse and vampires this book is refreshing and manages to cut out a new place for itself. The idea of Ferals makes it exciting to meet new characters, the crows and Caw have an excellent relationship, Caw is a good yet faulted hero but not overly broody, Lydia is smart competent and not annoying and It's a unique story. Definitely darker and for the older kids walking around the kid section, there is violence but nothing too graphic. I'll look forward to seeing what the future holds for this series.