A change of pace and setting from my usual reading material, but that just made it even more refreshing and enjoyable.
Keara is a headstrong girl, and like all children in her world she's bonded to an animal soon after birth. During childhood the animal absorbs all those excesses kids are prone to, from temper fits to disobedience and everything in between.
(Can I just say that if Darkbeasts could also induce kids to clean up their rooms, I'd put an order in for two right now.)
But onwards. Keara's strong will puts her offside with her family and fellow villagers, culminating in some life-changing decisions.
I'm not here to summarise the plot, so I'll just add that I enjoyed every page and I'm looking forward to the next in the series.
(I received an ARC of Darkbeast for review purposes.)