A Cagey CATastrophe by M.L. Bonatch

A Cagey CATastrophe by M.L. Bonatch

Publisher: Witchy Mysteries

Publication date: August 26, 2022

My rating: ❤️❤️❤️❤️🤍

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Publisher's description

A confused new witch and a familiar with more attitude than aptitude!

I'd barely accepted I was half magic-blood when my sister-from-another-mister showed up in a tacky van and dumped me in the witchness protection program.

Now I'm stuck in a house with an arrogant warlock and an ancient gossip-loving witch in a neighborhood with more secrets than stray cats. I shouldn't be here, for mortal's sake, I'm 30 years old!

Soon after arriving, I wake up as a cat and discover the chatter in my head since moving here has been the local cat population talking. Is this what's made me so interesting to all the wrong people? I'm a witch who can shift? Maybe I need witchness protection after all.

When someone with dark magic starts luring wayward teens away from the area, it leaves me questioning how good this protection program really is. But before I can learn how to stop blowing things up with my magic or turning into Abby the tabby, another teen witch goes missing.

This time, I fear that she was taken to get to me, so it's up to me and my fat tomcat familiar to save her. If I can't, the darkness won't stop at me. It will come for us all.

My review

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

I love cat mysteries... and this one definitely takes the cat mystery genre in a whole new direction with the heroine of the tale being able to shift into a cat!

It took a bit to piece together the whole storyline in the beginning because the reader is dropped right into the middle of... a lot! There is a lot of backstory that has to be fit in along with the current timeline action. This is a common issue with all firsts in a series. I won't say it was done better or worse than any other series I've read. It was handled well enough.

The plot point I do love is the new spin on cat mystery with the main character being a shifter who can turn into a cat (among other animals). Character development is good with a depth of character already (also a struggle in a "first"). Every character has graces and flaws - even and especially the most entertaining and funniest character, Olaf, the cat. Abigail can talk to animals so the cast of characters is cast wide.

A fun start to a new series. I look forward to reading book 2.

Author’s site: https://www.maureenbonatch.com/