Review: The Guardian of Bastet by Jacqueline Battisti

August 21, 2012 Review 1 ★★★★

 

The Guardian of Bastet

 

THE GUARDIAN OF BASTET

by Jacqueline M. Battisti

Genre: Urban Fantasy |
Excerpt: YesBook Trailer:  No
Reviewed by: Kristina | Source: Author

  • Print Length: 197 pages
  • Publisher: Carina Press (August 20, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • ASIN: B0088NH1Z8

Rating

Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list.

Sexual Content

Mild sex scenes

Description

Cat-shifter Trinity Morrigan-Caine has discovered a demon is killing supernaturals. Magically challenged, she has every intention of letting handsome Alpha werewolf Gordon Barnes handle it. But after a dying vampire gifts Trinity a mystical amulet, she is drawn into the fray as the legendary Guardian of Bastet, a warrior born when the need arises.

Though Trinity initially rejects the role, she warms to the idea when Gordon agrees to train her—and their passion for each other grows as he teaches her to embrace her animal instincts.

As she begins to accept her destiny and believe in her growing powers, Trinity realizes the danger is even closer to home than she ever imagined—and she and Gordon are going to have to face the demon in a fight to the death…

Review

THE GUARDIAN OF BASTET was a fun, witty,  new urban fantasy novel with a very sassy and unique cat-shifter heroine. I loved Trinity’s description of her time spent in her housecat form, hanging out with her pet cat, using the litter box, and catnip’s addictive quality. Trinity shifting into a housecat isn’t normal considering her father shifts into a panther. Also, she is half witch on her mother’s side, though unfortunately  is magically challenged. This leaves her feeling like a bit of an outcast as she can’t seem to just be a ‘normal’ mixed shifter/witch. This outsider in an outsider community feeling had me pulling extra hard for Trinity to succeed in her destiny and prove her worth and magical abilities to her family.

I like it when a story has some twists that keep the story interesting and THE GUARDIAN OF BASTET had some big ones  involving the demon wreaking havoc in town.  I was also excited to see the infusion of Egyptian mythology in this story and Trinity’s destiny. It was especially clever to center the story around Bastet, the Egyptian cat goddess.

Trinity is never on her own when confronting this demon and learning about her powers. She has the help of her friends, parents, a ultra stuck up witch grandmother, and a sexy werewolf. On the romance front, Trinity’s evolving relationship with the werewolf pack alpha was a bit off for me. There was no real  history between them so when they suddenly start kissing I felt like I missed some step leading up to this point.

I had a fun time reading THE GUARDIAN OF BASTET its resilient heroine who–like her feline counterpart–always landed on her feet, and I look forward to seeing more of what Jacqueline Basttisti has in store for us.


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One Response to “Review: The Guardian of Bastet by Jacqueline Battisti”

  1. Natalia J

    ooh sounds interesting I will be looking forward into reading this book. Thanks for the review.