My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Kindle Edition, 103 pages
Published May 29th 2012 by Belfry PressSource: Own copy
Challenges: What an Animal Reading Challenge, Ebook Challenge, Colour Coded Challenge, Genre Variety Challenge
'For cat lovers everywhere, this sweet, quirky, and delightful romance is about a young woman and her matchmaking cat. A little bit of mystery, a whole lot of whimsy.
When a matchmaking cat takes it upon himself to find his young mistress a new mate, he accidentally stirs up memories better left forgotten.
Melody’s husband was murdered by what seemed a random act of violence. Two years later, the killer hasn’t been caught, and Melody is coping in unhealthy ways. During the day she’s a mild-mannered children’s librarian, but at night she’s a party girl, hanging out in bars, drinking with new friends, and often bringing home strange men. Although acquaintances have tried to keep in touch, Melody has cut herself off from most of the people in her old life. Max, her eccentric cat, doesn’t approve of her new friends, he’s tired of the parade of losers, and he finally takes it upon himself to find Melody a new man.'
The Girl With the Cat Tattoo was just such a fun read that was a great book for me to pick up in between some other heavier books so I could get a much needed breather.
This book is told entirely from a cat's point of view, which may make you go 'Yeah right?' and back away slowly, but trust me on this one, it's actually a really well written and fun read that also contains some serious topics as well as being just a little bit adorable at the same time.
Max the cat decides to play matchmaker for his human Melody after realising one day that she is getting nowhere with the unsavoury men she has been bringing home ever since her husband was tragically murdered two years ago.
Therefore, one day he decides to venture out into the big, wide world and eventually comes across a male human who he decides would be the perfect match for his owner Melody. The rest of the story contains some plot twists that are intriguing enough to keep the reader interested, as well as the romance aspect which isn't too sopppy to the point of it being too much to bear.
I'm not usually one for romance books but the cute aspect of this one being told from the point of view of Max the cat totally won me over and made me really wish that I could know what my animals were thinking a bit more.
Overall, this is a quirky story that has all of the right elements mixed in together to make it a quick and interesting read. I highly recommend it to anyone who owns cats or is an animal lover in general as it certainly brought a smile to my face while I was reading it.
Amazon: The Girl with the Cat Tattoo