Libby is an Enchantress—a witch gifted by the Goddess to conjure spells. When a magical presence is detected around a recent string of feline slayings, Libby takes the case to uncover the reasons behind the odd deaths. Much to her displeasure, the coven also sends a sexy warlock, Kale, to assist her.
While having the muscle around proves to be useful, fighting the attraction between them is worse than a hex, especially considering Kale is keeping secrets. But soon, Libby has bigger problems than the elusive warlock when her spells turn up clues that point to something far more sinister than slaughtered cats.
Now Libby has landed herself in the midst of an uprising. She trusts no one and isn’t safe—not from the warlocks stirring up trouble. Not from the worrisome rebellion she can’t escape. And certainly not from Kale, who is weaving a very dangerous spell over her heart.
Don’t let the cutesy cover fool you, THE CAT’S MEOW is an action packed urban fantasy with a wonderfully elaborate mystery plot at its core. I loved the world building and how what seemed like an open and shut case of animal sacrifice became so much more. The witches and warlocks we meet have interesting powers that I haven’t seen in other urban fantasy novels like only having powers during a specific phase of the moon.
While I liked Libby’s smart mouth in some situations I didn’t like her lack of respect for authority when she has no real reason to dislike the authority figures. I was also amazed that her smart mouth never got her into more trouble considering she lacks any sort of filter. Aside from her mouth, Libby has some interesting powers resulting in her special link to the Goddess which makes for some cool moments in the fight scenes.
Kale came off as a bit bland initially with his lack of advice and help, though he made up for his laissez faire behavior towards the end with a very big reveal about his true intentions. I really liked how organically and realistically Libby and Kale’s relationship grew as they got to know each other. THE CAT’S MEOW also has one of my favorite sex scenes ever for its sheer hilarity involving Libby, Kale, and a conversation with a ghost.
Stacey Kennedy presents us with a unique and delightfully world in THE CAT’S MEOW. The dynamics between warlocks and witches are contentious (especially in the case of Libby and Kale) in this book though I would have liked to learn more about the reason behind it. That aside, the Witch’s Brew series looks to be another fun and exciting addition to the urban fantasy genre.
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