Though the only minus point would be Liza and her attitude at times. She is a sweet girl, but sadly she kept fuzzing over Mirabella, how she was a rat and ugly and such. I found it sad that such a sweet girl was so judgemental and couldn’t drop it after a bit. No it continued throughout the book.
Other than that, it was a truly magical book. Filled with magical creatures with strange names, names like: Nids, Nocturni, Lumpen and more. I loved all the descriptions that came with all the creatures, and I kind of wish there were pictures in the book, or as a good substitute maybe that the chapter headers featured a new character every chapter and didn’t rehash the same one over and over.
The story itself was wonderful, I loved how much Liza cared for her brother, even though he was pretty annoying/obnoxious, if we have to go by her descriptions and also based on the end.
Mirabella was really interesting character, for a rat/animal, I was quite surprised at the twist near the end of the book, I really didn’t expect that.
I would recommend this book to everyone who likes a good adventure story filled with magical beings.