Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Claws by Mike Grinti and Rachel Grinti
Emma's sister has run off with the faeries. Her parents have spent all their money looking for her and now the family is living on the edge of an enchanted slum-forest nearby. But then along comes a smooth-talking cat called Jack - with a plan for how Emma can reunite her family.
(Synopsis from Goodreads).
While in October, I am usually in the mood to only read scary/supernatural books. This year, I decided to start with Claws. I've had it on my TBR for several years now, and I've been wanting to read it but I haven't had time. After reading it, I thought it was an okay book.
My problem with the book that made it just okay to read was that the beginning was so slow. It didn't capture my interest at all at first. It took about seventy or so pages to get to the point where I didn't want to constantly put the book down. It made for a very truing experience. It made me want to DNF the book so badly.
That being said, I'm glad I decided to try to finish Claws after all. Once I pushed past the seventy page mark, I couldn't stop reading. I finished the rest of the book in one day because I couldn't put it down. From the pint where the group met the ratters onward, the book captivated me with it's magical plot and wouldn't let me go.
When Claws ended, I found myself feeling sad. Despite hating the beginning, I really wanted more of these characters, and this universe. I really hope the authors write a sequel. There were a few unanswered questions that I would love having answers to, such as what Jack said at the end of the book.
I give Claws: 4/5.
Want to know more about the authors?
Mike Grinti's Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikegrinti
Rachel Grinti's Twitter: https://twitter.com/rachelgrinti
Mike Grinti's Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5607899.Mike_Grinti
Rachel Grinti's Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5607900.Rachel_Grinti
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was ni no way compensated for this review.