Miri’s world at P.A.W.S. in St. Louis is falling apart. First, Danny is accused of stealing her opapa’s charm. But before he can defend himself, he mysteriously disappears. Miri seeks Josh for help and advice, but he too has gone missing.

Then Lilith has a vision – Miri dragged away by wolves. Miri needs answers, answers that she feels sure are hidden in the blank pages of the book of Argentum.

With the help of Lilith, she travels to the ancient city of Safed. There, with the aid of a mystical rabbi and an outspoken werecat, her omama’s story is slowly revealed. And Miri uncovers something else, a world hidden deep beneath our own – the labyrinth of shadows also known as Umbrae.


This, the third book in the P.A.W.S series, was a highly anticipated book for me.  I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in the series, and couldn’t wait for this one.

Miri is growing up, and is searching for both the secrets to her family’s past, as well as her boyfriend Danny.  Additionally, we learn a lot about the story behind the story.  Max and Celia are a major part of this book.

For me, I loved to read this book.  It wove together the first two books, as well as the three short stories the author had previously released.  I now have a greater understanding of the characters, which is very important to the whole.  They are deep characters with rich backgrounds.

The one negative for the book is that it did jump around a bit.  I sometimes had a hard time following who was the focus of the section I was reading, but I made it through.  This was not a detriment to the book.

All in all, this was another great addition to a strong, well-written, and highly entertaining series.  I think you need to read the first books in the series to get the most out of Umbrae, but once you do, you’ll hungrily devour this one as well.

4 of 5 Stars