"For as long as my people remember, griffins steal away those who stray into their mountains. Since your people have come, the griffins have gone farther, into our villages. We cannot allow it to continue." 

Fifteen-year-old Mira was one of the first to hear the native’s warning, but she would rather climb mountains than hide in the confining village. Her gift of translating for her tongue-tied sister only ties her down. Then she discovers Freko, a young griffin who saves her from falling. 

Mira believes that griffins are unaware humans are more than beasts, but tension is growing. Humans are fighting back, and fatalities on both sides seem inevitable. Mira and her griffin must find a way for the two sides to communicate before they destroy each other.

Keita thought that being a princess was nothing but trouble even before the power-hungry Stygians took over the Spectra kingdoms. Now she’s on the run, hunted at every turn, and able to trust only a few other royal exiles. Her Sprite abilities, including the power to change to animal form, are not enough to defeat the Stygians, whose oaths have given them the abilities of all six clans. Only joining forces with the other exiles can give her the strength to change her dangerous life. Christie Valentine Powell's The Spectra books follow Keita and her friends across the clans in this young adult fantasy novel you don't want to miss.