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Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite
Keira, a teenage girl living in blissful isolation with her adoring uncle and his four-legged friends in Gilmanton, has never had it easy. Her early life was filled with bullies, painful memories, and unanswered mysteries. Her life was about to get even more bizarre, if that was possible. It all started as a relatively normal day with Keira getting out of bed at 2 a.m. to see her uncle off as he headed out for the start of the hunting season, and then later to the cemetery for the annual visit to her mother's grave. Meanwhile, across the countryside, Luza - a small but mighty snow fox - has been racing for a month on a divine mission to Gilmanton. She is very exhausted, but cannot rest as time is running out fast. Hot on her heels is a ruthless hunter who will do anything to stop Luza from accomplishing her task.
When Luza crashes into the cemetery with the hunter right behind her, what seems like an accidental meeting between her and Keira is a fate beyond their wildest imaginations. After rescuing Luza, Keira is determined to keep the little fox safe, but her presence only adds to the many mysteries to which Keira is still seeking answers. Will the little fox be able to complete her mission before it is too late? What is Keira's role in this mystery and how does her uncle fit into the picture? Keira will be forced to confront her painful past in an attempt to save a dear life, and she will discover that the answer she has desperately sought her whole life is right under her nose.
Luza (The Fox and the Girl Book 1) by Frankie Yandow is a most profound story about a teenage girl, an Arctic fox, and their entwined fates. Frankie Yandow delivered one of the most intense and thrilling stories in its genre, complete with an utterly unique plot, an outstanding setting, and a dynamic and unforgettable cast of extraordinary characters. I deliberately read the story slowly, happily relishing every scene and every moment, and taking it all in - I wanted to savour every single bit of this amazing mystery. Luza (The Fox and the Girl) is the beginning of what will definitely be an incredible series. I can't wait to read the next part and see how more of the mystery of Keira's lineage is revealed, and how the next part of her journey unfolds.