The Menagerie is a refuge for mythical creatures. It is top secret, obviously, but somehow six griffin cubs have escaped. And the supervisory agency is performing an inspection in two days. Luckily, Logan, the new kid in town, discovers one of the griffin cubs underneath his bed. Although outsiders are strictly forbidden from becoming involved in the Menagerie, his skills at griffin-cub-finding allow him to make friends with the animals and the family who runs it.
This was an extremely refreshing and fun read. The idea of the Menagerie is so imaginative. Each mythical creature is given its own personality and quirks. The main human (or human-ish) characters are written with depth and have extremely amusing interactions. The plot is suspenseful and twisty and has all the right things to keep you reading breathlessly to the very end. The authors, Tui and Kari Sutherland, are sisters, and you can just tell they had tons of fun writing this book. It shows in every word.
For a fun, entertaining, and mythical read, enter the world of The Menagerie. You will not regret it. (Although you may find yourself wanting a griffin cub.)