Author: Jessica Day George.
Society girls from New York City circa 1890, Dacia and Lou never desired to know more about their lineage, instead preferring to gossip about the mysterious Romanian family that they barely knew. But upon turning seventeen, the girls must return to their homeland to meet their relatives, find proper husbands, and—most terrifyingly—learn the deep family secrets of The Claw, The Wing, and The Smoke. The Florescus, after all, are shape-shifters, and it is time for Dacia and Lou to fulfill the prophecy that demands their acceptance of this fate… or fight against this cruel inheritance with all their might.
While it was okay, and better than some YA, I have to say this seems Jessica Day George’s worst book so far. The girls had some character, but they were not particularly interesting. The plot was odd, the villain lacked depth, and the overall tone was harsher than her previous books.
Sexual content: The villain threatens to rape two girls. A couple different women end up naked in front of men several times due to shapeshifting, but they then cover themselves with a shawl/blanket/some such.
Violence: One girl is kidnapped and threatened, one girl is poisoned but recovers, girl is chased by wolves+bats, there is fighting between human and wolf shapeshifters and some are dead afterwards on both sides. One girl in wolf form kills a man.