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Missy the Werecat Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 8 in Missy the Werecat
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- Goodreads: over 3,500 four star and five star ratings for this series!
- "I have enjoyed all of the Missy books. She gets into lots of trouble but always seems to be on the good end of things at the end. She is a strong heroine but also likes to help others so even when she is making trouble, it's usually for the bad guys. She is getting less shy and more developed as a person/cat as the books progress. I love these stories!" Amazon
- "This is the first review for this series. As soon as I read one, I wanted to read the next. This is the best series I have read in years ... I hope there are more books coming soon. There are plenty of surprises in each book." Amazon
- "Entertaining and fast paced. I appreciate that we do not have to suffer through another characters' angst over their abilities. She is what she is and she celebrates it. Her desire to be not just an officer, but the best possible officer she can be is laudable and refreshing. Her drive to succeed at whatever she tries is not gender based - just Missy in action. I look forward to the next installment - after all, reading is for entertainment and this author provides it in spades!" Amazon
From the Author
- Publication date : December 6, 2013
- File size : 3729 KB
- Print length : 399 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00H2WPGDA
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #41,357 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The character gets into some understandably difficult situations to explain, then got out them without any imagination or believably. It would be like Louis Lane confronting Clark Kent about how he and Superman are never in the same room at the same time, that they look exactly alike except for the glasses and he knows things only Superman could know. Clark looks at her and says blandly "But I'm not Superman", to which she goes, "Oh, you know what? Your right. What was I thinking?". This is how many of the situations were Missy's supernatural powers were displayed for all to see and then people just accept her lame excuses.
The last bit is quite honestly what put me off the most. This book covers Missy from 8th to 12th grade, so basically 13 to 17 years old. There was a lot of chapters that got my ick-factor raised to the power of 1000 when there were graphic descriptions of prepubescent sexual explorations with herself and other male characters. I'm not a prude when it comes to bodice ripper romance novels, but you have to at least have the character above the age of consent before you start describing in that graphic of detail. Its especially pronounced when compared to the bland and unimaginative materiel that comes before and after.
Poor research, poor writing, no plot and unbelievable situations. I cannot understand why there are several of these books.
On the flip side, I liked that this was a nice length for the first book in a series. And that time went along slowly enough in the plot that Missy's life from 14 to 17 or so didn't seem rushed. And this book had an ending that was not a cliffhanger, simply giving clues to the next stage in Missy's life.
As an adult, I only found it to be an OK read. There were just too many eye rolls for me.
Top reviews from other countries
Sexual predation upon young girls, and later some crimes of death-dealing mobsters, are part of the story. I could have done with less of the sex creeps among the problems Missy resolves. She learns to use her strength in martial arts, which is useful for any young person, and also makes good friends mostly by being a good friend. The issues raised become quite complex and villains keep recurring because, after all, they are men who resent being bested by a sixteen year old girl.
There's more than an element of the superheroine about the tale. Missy changes when nobody is watching, has extra physical abilities like strength, speed and heightened senses, and rushes into burning buildings. I was pleased that she managed to find a boyfriend but wonder if more werefolk will appear in later books.
The writing style is not challenging and would be the main reason why I am not giving a better rating. There's a great deal of repetition as the story is shown to us once and elements are recounted to characters by other characters several times. This adds to the word count but could have been edited to - When the agent had heard the tale from the medical staff, he was perplexed. Repetition makes readers skip pages. The tale gains nothing in the retelling, either in style or content. Otherwise Missy the Werecat is an enjoyable and feminist paranormal crime story.
When will authors realise that piracy isn't a problem for them but public recognition and building up their readership is.
Adding DRM to a free book is a dumb marketing move as its simply loses you potential new readers, like myself.
Oh well, there are plenty of other offerings on Amazon that aren't crippled like this.
I love to read and I like to live within the storyline, like a bystander watching it unfold. I liked the characters in this book, but I have a great degree of difficulty, when it comes to boy friends. She needs to have one of her own kind, as it makes for a much more convincing story. Of course if she gets tied down by an ordinary boy/man it gives her a weakness and allows her to be distracted. In this first story I feel that it's to busy, but as it is to become a serial, then it gives a good foundation for any and all future books within the series.
I will be purchasing the others available at this time and I can only hope that she either bonds with another shifter, or she just has an occasional fling. P G Allison has been added to my ever growing list of favourite new authors.
I look forward to the future stories by this writer, as a long time fan of Buffy I look forward to Missy now as well.
To begin with I would have preferred Missy to be a bit more ruthless and to deal with problems by just eliminating them, but this certainly improved as the book progressed, the way she sorted out Tony and then Frank was excellent.
My only real moan about the book was I could have done without the pages and pages of teenage romance/lust but I suppose it’s mandatory in this type of book.