on May 16, 2017 :
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review (Shut Up and Read group).
Mmm... I must say I have some mixed feelings about this book. I'm not saying I didn't enjoy it. I actually read it with much interest and it was a fast read for me, I read it in half a day. But there were some things, some scenes, that left me a bit confused and like "uh, what? what happened?". As, for example, Cabello's end. And I mean Cabello as in the cat/demon or whatever he was. I mean, how did Petrika know who/what he was and how to finish him? And who the hell was she anyway? And how/why did she look so much like Mineau?
But let's get back on track. I liked Mineau, she had guts that's for sure.
I didn't like much Mateo. It's not that he was bad or something, I just didn't fall for him. I actually found him a bit pushy. And sticky. Especially in the beginning. Then he was just sort of.....boring. Peter on the other hand, I liked him.
Bud disgusted me. He really made me want to vomit for what he did to Mineau.
Cabello......well, he/it was just downright crazy and evil. He didn't even realize he had turned into the same things he was hunting. And worse. Well, I guess being a demon and all, it was obvious, uh?. And ok, sure, the "victims" had it coming and deserved punishment. Especially Bud and the sheriff. But still...
And the ending? What is it about Cabello's heir? What will happen? Will it also go after Mineau and Mateo? Guess I'll have to wait for the sequel now..
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)
on Aug. 3, 2014 :
I've always thought the neighbor's cat was evil. Now, I know for sure. This is a novella focused on a teen-aged girl, a victim of abuse by her stepfather. The story begins with establishment of that situation and her coping strategies, but it's really about the supernatural twist. Though it's short, the author does a good job with character development. I felt that the story pulled me along, and I enjoyed it.
(reviewed 87 days after purchase)