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title: The Werecat Chronicles
author: Sally Bosco
published: 31 May 2011
publisher: Uncanny Fiction Factory
genre(s): fantasy, romance
buy/shelve it: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads
Confused by heightened senses and a heat that overwhelms her body and mind, shy, sheltered Kenley discovers that she’s a werecat. And not just any old werecat—she’s part of a royal lineage that goes back to Egyptian cat goddesses. She’s eager to embrace her new heritage. After all, who wouldn’t want the strength and agility of a cat and, well, a few other special abilities? But when she falls in love with Luis, the crown prince of an opposing faction of werecats, she’s tempted to do the unspeakable to be with the boy she loves.
The Werecat Chronicles is the first on what the author intends on being an entire contemporary series following these werecats back in history to the time of Nefertiti. From the moment I began reading, I couldn’t put this series down. It was fascinating, and unlike any other “were” books I have read. There was a little bit of everything,… angst, sadness, pain, love, romance, intrigue, fear, courage. I loved Kenley, seemingly an average teenager with all the angst that is normal. When her life flips upside down, she realizes that she is not as average as she once thought. What I loved about this theme was that the author fostered the idea that suddenly finding out you were so much more than you had believed was not the key to easy life. Instead, Kenley’s life was almost no longer her own. She was pulled in every direction, never sure what was true and what was deception.
While a paranormal story, there was so much of the mundane life in it and the two combined to create a really engaging story. Rather than overpowering the humanity of the story and it’s characters, the paranormal themes enriched them.
From the first page to the last, I was hooked!