This is a spin-off of a series I never read. As a new reader it had a really steep learning curve that I probably fell off of. There were a lot of things I didn't get. I'm thinking this was a book for the fans so that's more my problem then the novels. I liked the three characters and they felt really distinct, something hard to do with three first person narrations. The plot was interesting if superficial. For all the high stakes it felt very breezy. One thing that really bugged me was how Clyde, the werepossum doesn't become interesting until after he becomes a werelion as well. Like he could only be a sidekick as a werepossum but now he was the coolest thing so he could get the girl and save the world. Considering that I loved the message of less awesome were-beings having personality in their own right it was really disappointing.