Sunday 30 July 2017

#BookReview Of Cats and Sea Monsters by Wren Cavanagh (@WrenCavanagh )

Of Cats and Sea Monsters by Wren Cavanagh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In the idilyc coastal town of Urchin Cove, Jericho, the official clinic cat for the town's only vet had hoped to spend the summer relaxing after helping break up a dog fighting ring in the spring.

He had been longing to let the summer sun soak into his jet-black fur, but it was not meant to be. He is dragged into a missing persons case that leads to one murder, and then another, Jericho's summer goes off with a bang.

Worse, the seas monsters are returning to Urchin Cove, the mono-clawed kitten is missing, and a haunted ship has set sail from the furthest reaches of hell with cargo and passengers keen to wipe the Cove of the map.


Of Cats and Sea Monsters is the sequel to the novella Bits and Pieces. And, it's just as charming to read as the first novella. First, I want to say that it's probably wise to read Bits and Pieces before reading this novella, to get the backstory of the characters and know the events of the first novella. 

Personally, did I find that there were moments when I felt lost, despite having read the previous novella, but that's because it's over six months since I read Bits and Pieces and my memory isn't what it used to be. It didn't affect the reading, but it was more like "who is this person again?" moments. It's nice getting older, everything feels new! ;)  So, reading both in a row is perhaps the best idea. At least, if you are as forgetful as I am. And, since there are short stories doesn't it take a long time to read them both.

The story is interesting. Jericho is a big talking cat and he is definitely the star of these novellas. In this book, must Jericho and his "owner", the towns vet Dr. All, fight dangerous sea monsters and some dangerous humans as well. And, there is also the mysterious clock that seems to be very important.

I quite liked Of Cats and Sea Monster, and I'm looking forward to reading the next installment when it comes. Also, if you have read Arachnohazard by Wren Cavanagh is there a cool link to that story.

I want to thank the author for proving me with a free copy for an honest review!

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