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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Review of SHADOW CAT: A STRIPED ONES NOVEL

SHADOW CAT:  A STRIPED ONES NOVEL
Reena Jacobs

Ericson Randall, the CEO of Nora Tech Pharmaceuticals, needs for the scientific expedition to the rainforest of Malayasia to go without a hitch, because his position in the company may depend on it.  Unfortunately, the researchers are thrown out of the country after destroying a section of rainforest.  When his assisstant, Bryan Hayes, suggests that Eric journey with him to Malaysia, Eric sees a way out of a sticky situation at home and a way to straighten out his Malaysian problems.

Berani, a tiger shifter, dislikes the intruders in her forest, but when she spies Eric, Berani is fascinated.  Eric is, also, drawn to Berani.  When Eric gets too close, Berani reacts by scratching him.  Leading to a tumultuous courtship.  Meanwhile, some evil beings pose a danger to Berani's people and the researchers.

Wow!  I loved this book.  Ms. Jacobs creates an imaginative, complex world filled with interesting, multi-faceted characters.  The imagery is vivid and this reader soon became engrossed in the story.  Ericson, who only lives for his business, soon, realizes there is more to life after meeting Berani.  Berani, who tries to help her people, learns she doesn't have to do everything by herself.  Interwoven throughout the book is the message of conservation, which really struck a chord with me.  There are, also, some vicious creatures, which threaten everything, that Berani and Ericson hold dear.  The ending is wonderfully exciting, and action-packed, and I have my fingers crossed, that Ms. Jacobs writes another book set in this spectacular world.

NOTE:  I received this copy in return for an impartial review. 

4 comments:

Reena Jacobs said...

Thanks for the lovely review. Sometimes I wonder if what I write comes out the way I mean. I loved that you touched on the key plot points that Berani and Eric faced, both internally and externally :)

Karen said...

I have Shadow Cat on my Kindle. I'm hoping I can get to it soon!

mbreakfield said...

I really enjoyed it and I'm hoping there will be a sequel.

Reena Jacobs said...

There is a sequel, in fact two. I've written the first draft of both. :) Only thing--I absolutely hate editing, and I'll have to do a bit of that before handing it off to critters.

I started editing the third book this month. I may or may not put it aside next month and work on editing the second book instead. We'll see.