Friday, January 18, 2013

The Cat's Meow by Stacey Kennedy

Title: The Cat's Meow
Author: Stacey Kennedy
My Rating: B

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Witch's Brew #1
Main Characters: Libby and Kale
Release Date: December 2012
ISBN: ebook
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
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.

My Review:
I'll admit, it took me a while to get into this book. There was quite a bit of set-up for the world and the suspense story line within this book. BUT when it did ramp up (which for me took place during that seriously HOT dream sequence), I was HOOKED. I didn't put it down again, although it was really late and my body was screaming at me to go to bed. 

Libby has issues. She's not great at the politics and niceties of coven life, where she's employed. As a result, when she's assigned to work with a sexy new warlock, she thinks that he's been sent to evaluate her work. Not exactly the basis for a great working relationship. She doesn't trust him and the fact that he continually dodges her questions gives her good reason for her distrust. They're investigating some ritualistic cat slayings which lead to a discovery of a much more evil, hugely disturbing plot against the entire hierarchy of the witch/warlock society.

Kale is secretive and mysterious, but the one thing you have no doubt about is that he's attracted to a smoldering, dark, extremely sexy way. Wowza, this guy does alpha well! But there is enough of his emotion showing (this guy's pretty stoic) that you fall in love with him and want him to turn out to be a good guy. You don't get all the answers about what he's hiding until the end of the book, but you never doubt throughout most the book that he DOESN'T want to be hiding the details. He cares for Libby and knows she's been hurt by warlocks before. 

I enjoyed this book a lot and I liked what it all meant for Libby and her future. This is definitely the start to a fabulous new series and I can't wait to see where it goes from here. If you start reading it, it's definitely worth your time to stick with it. The pacing accelerates all the way throughout the book, until a fabulous conclusion. I'm looking forward to book #2 in the series!

1 comment:

Ashley Montgomery said...

Thank for a great review. This sounds like a great read and I really like the cover.