Saturday, October 1, 2016

Book Review - Chasing Cats by Erin Bedford

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Review by Anniek
 
Kat returned from the Fae realm and is now back in the human world again. Her hair and eye color changed and her memories of Lynne's soul are coming back. Together with these memories her magic is returning as well. Kat's magic resurfaces when she is feeling anxious or angry. She's trying to stay sane in the human world with her human family while her Fae mother also wants her home. Dorian, a prince Kat has become close to on her journey, is worried that Kat might not be safe right now with Alice on the loose.
 
It's weird for Kat to have memories of her love for Dorian, knowing that they are from another lifetime. Kat has feelings for both the irresistible Cheshire Cat and for the Unseelie Prince, Dorian. She doesn't have a close bond with her mothers and because of this she struggles with her emotions even more. Kat is a typical teenager and can be stubborn at times. She can also be indecisive about her abilities. Dorian still sees Kat as his fiancé and is not responding well to her feelings for someone else. How will this love triangle evolve?
 
In the meantime things have taken a turn for the worse in the Underground. The shadows have found a way to take matters into their own hands. Fae are disappearing one at a time. Kat needs to become the princess everybody thinks she could be. She has to make good on the promises she's made before and develop her skills as a faerie royal.
 
I loved the original Alice in Wonderland stories very much and I was really curious when I started reading Chasing Rabbits and now Chasing Cats. Erin Bedford has turned Lewis Carroll's idea into something adventurous and has created a world with a lot of madness. She kept enough of the original story intact and gave it her own twist, which takes Chasing Cats to the next level. She manages to make the Cheshire Cat hot and he feels like a real person. I liked how the characters evolve very much and adored Mop and Trip, cute animals from the Underground world. They are both good friends of Kat and I found them endearing. Erin Bedford knows how to write a magical story and definitely managed to enchant me. I can't wait to start reading the next book in this series, Chasing Princes, which is scheduled to be released in December 2016.
 
I recommend reading the books in the The Underground series in chronological order to fully understand the story.
 
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7 comments:

  1. I particularly like the sound of Mop and Trip!

    --Trix

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  2. interesting retelling

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  3. Thank you for your honest review, Anniek!

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  4. Love the review. Every single one is written so briliant that you instantly want to read the book.

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  5. Hmm! I think I might be interest in a Wonderland series. Might be worth a try!

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  6. I have the first book but haven't gotten around to reading it. This review is definitely making me push it up my list. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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