Review: THE CAT’S MEOW by Stacey Kennedy

December 27, 2012 Review 2 ★★★★

The Cat's Meow (Witch's Brew, #1)

THE CAT’S MEOW

(Witch’s Brew, #1)
by Stacey Kennedy

Genre:  Urban Fantasy |
Excerpt: Yes  | Book Trailer:  Yes 
Reviewed by: Kristina | Source: Publisher

  • File Size: 441 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing (December 13, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • ASIN: B00ANY22Z4

Rating

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

Sexual Content

One humorous sex scene

Description

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.

Review

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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2 Responses to “Review: THE CAT’S MEOW by Stacey Kennedy”

  1. Alexa

    Sounds like a really great UF read that I should put on my wish list asap. I probably would have let this one go since I really don’t like the cartoon covers on books. I guess the old saying is true that you can’t judge a book by the cover.

    Thanks for the great review!

    • Kristina

      Yeah I have been wrong so many times on the quality of a story with a cartoon cover. :)