Review: Feral

Nov •  24 •  2014

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: FeralFeral by Holly Schindler
Published by Harlequin Teen on November 24, 2014
Genres: Young Adult-Mystery
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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It’s too late for you. You’re dead. Those words continue to haunt Claire Cain months after she barely survived a brutal beating in Chicago. So when her father is offered a job in another state, Claire is hopeful that getting out will offer her a way to start anew. But when she arrives in Peculiar, Missouri, Claire feels an overwhelming sense of danger, and her fears are confirmed when she discovers the body of a popular high school student in the icy woods behind the school, surrounded by the town’s feral cats. While everyone is quick to say it was an accident, Claire knows there’s more to it, and vows to learn the truth about what happened. But the closer she gets to uncovering the mystery, the closer she also gets to realizing a frightening reality about herself and the damage she truly sustained in that Chicago alley….

Feral seemed like a book that I would be interested in reading. Mystery is something I find myself liking and it is definitely something I find I could never put down. Holly Schindler hooks me with Feral from the beginning and the book takes hold of me till the very end.

Claire and her dad move to a town named Peculiar. And before we move on from here, one can know that something “peculiar” is going to happen in this town and when hearing the name, I am excited to see what it is. Claire finds the body of a missing girl and from here she sets off to find things out for herself. However, there are things that might not want her to find out the truth.

Holly sets the tone of the book from the very beginning and does a marvelous job of maintain it throughout the book. Like mentioned before, this book was one I did not want to put down. The characters added to this and everything made the book flow with ease and made it so much more.

This is definitely a book I advise people to explore and see if Feral will have you hooked.



  1. Hm… you have me curious. I’m going to have to check it out!

  2. Candace
    Nov 24, 2014

    I definitely found it twisty and it messed with my head. Glad you enjoyed!