Though aimed at a younger audience, the novel reminded me a bit of His Dark Materials trilogy. I think that honestly just may be the animal side kick here that reminded me of the daemon familiars in Pullman’s story. Other than that, it’s probably more reminiscent of Narnia, with a human girl chosen to cross the borders between two worlds and save a magical, wintery land – in this case one where favorite, beloved pets go after they die. Full review. Also, this may be one of my favorite covers of the year so far.