This is a good book. I think I need to go back and read book 1 first. I started with book 2. Jane learns that it's not as easy as she thought about fitting in. It kinda reminds me of high school. There's different groups of kids that hang together.
The first book I ever read by this talented author was the first book: Beyond Dark Waters. I gave it 5 stars because it was highly original and well written. Author, Des Birch received the ePublishing Consortium Writer Award of Merit for that book.
I've enjoyed reading the sequel and I think young adults will love it. They'll love it because the lessons the Quinling learned are lessons all of us could benefit from. . . All life is connected. You'll fall in love with all the species Jane (a Quinling) meets and learns many valuable lessons from. I would categorize this book as `fantasy'. I love fantasy!
I've been asked many times what species I'd want to be if I had a choice. My answer is a bird. This is possibly one reason I love this book so much. Read this wonderful book and you'll quickly see why I say this.
This is a 'stand alone' novel and I highly recommend you read this book and book one!