From the promotional copy for Feral Pride:
Anti-shifter sentiment is at an all-time high when Kayla’s transformation to werecat is captured on video and uploaded for the world to see.
Suddenly she becomes a symbol of the werebeast threat and—along with fellow cat Yoshi, Lion-Possum Clyde, and human Aimee—a hunted fugitive.
Meanwhile, a self-proclaimed weresnake has kidnapped the governor of Texas and hit the airwaves with a message of war.
In retaliation, werepeople are targeted by law enforcement, threatened with a shift-suppressing vaccine, terrorized by corporate conspiracy, and enslaved by a top-secret, intelligent Cryptid species.
Can Clyde rally his inner lion king to lead his friends—new and old—into battle against ruthless, media-savvy foes? A rousing blend of suspense, paranormal romance, humor, and high action.
First take on Feral Pride (Candlewick, 2015), just in from Kirkus Reviews:
wickedly funny, quickly paced style is anchored by the novel’s
underlying theme of the marginalization of people and its effects, both
those obvious (‘Our legal rights are slippery,’ explains Kayla) and more
insidiously subtle (like the wedge driven between Clyde, a
werepossum/werelion hybrid, and his human girlfriend, Aimee, because of
her father’s prejudice). …witty, smart and moving—sure to satisfy…”