I found this book highly inspiring. I am a healer and always try to find to read something that includes awareness of magical powers of our mind and body. When spirit rules and intuition switched on one is able to do miracles to help others.
Although classed as a Young Adult novel, this is a great story for all ages. MVS manages to hint at the romance all throughout the book, until I wanted to knock the protagonists upside the head so they'd get together already, yet the whole time she also focused on world-building and communicating a wonderful story-line. MVS presents the classic elements of a story, a damsel in distress (Avry - but only for a little while ;), a hero to save her (Nasty Kerrick) and his sidekicks to help them overcome everything (the Monkeys, Poppa Bear and Flea), yet ensures her heroine is strong of mind, body and heart to appeal to the modern audience. With a touch of everything - romance, grief, humour, action and magic - MVS has managed to enthral her readers, so we just can't wait for more.