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.
Titles in the A Witch Shifter Cozy Mystery series include — A Cagey CATastrophe —◊— A Creepy CATalyst —◊—
Title: A Cagey CATastrophe
Series: A Witch Shifter Cozy Mystery #1
Author: M.L. Bonatch
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Released: August 26, 2022
My Rating: 4 stars
I had a blast with A Cagey CATastrophe. The story drew me in right from the start and I finished it in one straight reading session. And I will definitely be following the A Witch Shifter Cozy Mystery series for more of the danger, adventures, and shenanigans of this crew of characters. The only thing that I might have wished for would have been to know more of Abigail’s back story the whys, the escape, the minute details. Since this is a new-to-me author, perhaps those details are in a previous series, but I’ll be checking out the backlist to read more of their work.
Most of what you’d need to know (without spoilers) about this story before picking it up can be found in the cover description. I was fascinated by several elements of the story, new additions to the lore of witches and shifters… and all the possibilities that would open up. The writing is smooth, the characters range from cute to vicious, and I found myself wanting to know more about some of them, and I probably will further on in the series. The ever-closing danger can be felt in the background building slowly until it explodes on the page. I adored one very sassy tomcat with the unrelenting need to become a familiar to their chosen witch that might have been misdirected. One warlock has a lot of explaining to do… and perhaps there’s something more going on, we shall see. I often laughed out loud at some of the character’s antics – and when a story can make me laugh one moment and furiously trying to figure out who the bad guy is in the next, well, that gets my attention rather quickly.
Bottom line is simple. I loved A Cagey CATastrophe, will definitely come back for more in this series because I’m pretty certain that this crew’s shenanigans aren’t done quite yet.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the author or author’s team via Booksprout. The opinions expressed in this review are my own – good, bad, or indifferent. I was not financially compensated for this review and no expectation of a positive review was promised.*
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