Therianthropy by J Yates

Ratings: 3 Stars
Genre: Steampunk
ASIN:  B00G5R2HVM
File Size: 340 KB
ISBN-10: 1493579819
ISBN-13: 978-1493579815
Pages: 638

Therianthropy by J Yates is the continuation of the story started in Paradox Child, so be sure to read the books sequentially. There is no backfill and you will be lost if you have not read the first book.

Therianthropy is the mythological ability of human beings to metamorphose into animals by means of shapeshifting. Book Two introduces many shape-shifters: Maggie, Lily’s friend, Seth, Maggie’s boy friend,  the Crow Men, and a a slew of others including Buster, Lily’s dog. Like in the first book, there is magic, time travel, and lots of tea. There also are many grammar and spelling errors, which are major detractors for me.

Lily’s character is a bit more developed. We learn more about her, her talents with the bow and paint brush, but she is still rather flat emotionally. Lily falls in love, has escapades, and the story and subplots more forward. It is a good story. I recommend the book to young adults who enjoy fantasy, learning about science, and the possibility of traveling to another time.