Book & Author Details:
P.A.W.S. by Debbie Manber Kupfer
Publication date: September 1st 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
When Miri receives a silver cat charm from her omama, Celia, on the night before Celia dies she has no idea that the charm holds a secret, a powerful magic that saved her omama’s life and is about to make Miri’s a whole lot more interesting.
The revised blurb for this book gives next to nothing away. It makes it quite difficult to make an informed decision on the book, but when the author contacted me to see if I would like to review, I decided that I was sufficiently intrigued to give it a go.
I should say that, having read the book, I really don’t think that I am the target audience. This reads like an homage to Harry Potter, just with animagi and shifters instead of wizards and witches. That is, however, where the similarities end.
That’s not to say that this book is awful. It isn’t. But I don’t think it’s amazing either. It is perhaps a little naive, perhaps somewhat predictable. Unfortunately, I’m not sufficiently invested to want to read the next in the series.
I received a copy in exchange for honest review.
Debbie grew up in the UK in the East London suburb of Barking. She has lived in Israel, New York and North Carolina and somehow ended up in St. Louis, where for the last 14 years she has worked as a freelance puzzle constructor of word puzzles and logic problems. She lives with her husband, two children and a very opinionated feline. She believes that with enough tea and dark chocolate you can achieve anything!