I received this book from Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.
I really liked this book. It is fast-passed with a lot of adventure. It is kind of a cross between Harry Potter and His Dark Materials.
The characters were simple yet interesting. The concept was fantastic. And the writing was descriptive without being bogged down by too many adjectives.
Violent at some points, this is overall a good middle school read. My only complaint is the nonchalant stance on homelessness used in the book. While homelessness is not shown as glamorous by any means, I think a lot of issues surrounding it are taken lightly and often made into jokes (hygiene, table manners).
A cool story overall and a strong start to a promising series. .