Review: Shadow Cat by Reena Jacobs (Rating 3.5 Wine Glasses)

Posted February 10, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 0 Comments


From Goodreads: They formed a bond so strong even death couldn’t keep them apart.

CEO Eric Randall’s plan is simple—fix the mess his researchers have created in Malaysia, experience the pleasures the country has to offer, and hightail it back to the comforts of America. Then again, simple plans always seem to have a way of going awry. All it takes is one beautiful aborigine to completely flip his world upside down, and Eric finds himself stranded in a world of Malaysian myths and legends.

A novice shaman amongst her people, Berani is free and independent; the rainforest is her playground. Yet all is not well in her homeland. Evil forces are slowly causing her people to dwindle to extinction. When a strange speaking man invades her forest, she has one more item to add to her already troubled life. One thing for sure, she’s not about to let some overbearing human control her on her own turf. Attraction or no, she will fight Eric tooth and claw to maintain her freedom. But will she end up destroying herself in the process?

Received for Review from Author
Actual Rating 3.5 (Goodreads needs to get on the half train already)
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What I Loved: Berani and Eric created a very a unique yet fantastic love story.  They were meant for each other despite their differences.  I also adored Bryan and the roll he played in both with their love story and the overall arc story.  The trials and tribulations these 3 faced were monumental but they worked through them all.  I thought the “medical” (can’t think of a better word) issues that they faced reminded me a bit of Outbreak (which I adored) and worked really well!  In the end (no spoiler), how everything turned out was both realistic and satisfying for the storyline.  It kept me hooked till the very end.

What I Liked:  The history, world building, and culture that Reena created was unique and interesting to read.  The glossary in the back of the book helped me when I was stuck. I appreciate when an author does that for their readers.

Complaints: Overall this was a fantastic book but it does take a bit to “get into”.  I really couldn’t see tell what the story was supposed to be about until about 30 to 40% through (I am a kindle reader so I am not sure of the pages).  Once the story hit that mark though, it was fantastic till the very end.

Why I Gave a 3.5:  I really enjoyed the unique world that Reena built and the storyline was very compelling.  I think different people will get into it much faster than I did and should take that into account.

Who I would recommend it too: PNR readers who enjoy a bit of transport into a world part of our world but different.

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