Review: The Cat’s Meow by Stacey Kennedy


The Cat’s Meow
(Witches Brew, #1)
By: Stacey Kennedy
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Published: Dec. 13, 2012
Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Libby is an Enchantress—a witch gifted by the Goddess to conjure spells. When a magical presence is detected around a recent string of feline slayings, Libby takes the case to uncover the reasons behind the odd deaths. Much to her displeasure, the coven also sends a sexy warlock, Kale, to assist her.

While having the muscle around proves to be useful, fighting the attraction between them is worse than a hex, especially considering Kale is keeping secrets. But soon, Libby has bigger problems than the elusive warlock when her spells turn up clues that point to something far more sinister than slaughtered cats.

Now Libby has landed herself in the midst of an uprising. She trusts no one and isn’t safe—not from the warlocks stirring up trouble. Not from the worrisome rebellion she can’t escape. And certainly not from Kale, who is weaving a very dangerous spell over her heart.





I can’t say that I’ve read many books containing witches and warlocks. Not that I don’t like them but I rarely find one that interests me enough to read it. I fell in love with the cover and after reading the synopsis, decided to give it a try.

I liked the world of magic that the author created even though I did feel like there should’ve been more magic in the story. For a while there, I was wondering if I was going to see anything cool and it wasn’t until the end of the book, at the big climatic point, that I got to see anything overly interesting. Not that the story wasn’t good but I kept forgetting that I was reading a book about witches. Kale comes in the picture at the beginning and is supposed to be this warlock who has this awesome power, only he can’t tap into it just yet. So for the majority of the book, he’s just muscle and intimidation. However when the fight scene came, I was wrapped in the story.

It’s not that the characters weren’t interesting but I just didn’t find myself really caring for them. Libby is very smart mouthed, and not in a “haha she’s so witty” kind of way. Kale is extremely secretive the entire time. So I think with those two things mixed in, I didn’t find myself really grabbing at the story. I personally think that the author was trying to set up the world for the readers and wound up letting the story take the backseat . Once everything was laid out on the table towards the end, I started to really enjoy the story, which really redeemed the book for me. At first, I wasn’t overly sure if I’d continue with the story but now I’m interested in what happens next with Libby and Kale.



If you haven’t guessed it already, my favorite part is the fight scene. Kale throws up a protective bubble around Libby when the crap hits the fan. And for me that was an extremely sweet gesture considering his power play are runes, which he needs time and concentration to draw and the first thing he does is protect Libby. I also like this scene because we finally get to see not only what Kale is made of but Libby kicks some major butt as well.

One Thought on “Review: The Cat’s Meow by Stacey Kennedy

  1. When I saw this one a couple months ago Kristin it so caught my eye because it looks so much like one of the series I read by CJ Ellisson (The VV Inn series) that’s about vampires and such. Have you seen those? I thought she’d put out another book at first. I really liked the title of it too.

    A shame it wasn’t gripping at the start but glad to hear it caught you towards the end. That really is a sweet gesture on Kale’s part. I love when the hero does something like that.

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