Reviewed by PizzyGirl
TITLE: Werecat: the Trilogy
SERIES: Werecat Books 1-3
AUTHOR: Andrew J. Peters
PUBLISHER: Vagabondage Romance
LENGTH: 258 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 1, 2015
The first three installments of the popular Werecat series together in one book!
Twenty-two-year-old Jacks is on a mission to drown his past in alcohol when he meets the handsome drifter Benoit on a lost weekend in Montréal. It’s lust and possibly something more. Jacks never suspects that a drunken hook-up will plunge him into the hidden, violent world of feline shifters.
Benoit traps him in an arcane ritual to be joined as mates, from which Jacks emerges with fantastical abilities and a connection to Native traditions that were buried by his family. But his new existence pits his human instincts against his wild animal nature. When Jacks meets the young medical student Farzan, who wants to be with Jacks no matter what or who he is, Benoit’s feline jealousy rages like an inferno.
Jacks must figure out how to survive with his dual nature and a boyfriend who will kill any threat to their relationship. When a secret society called The Glaring shows up with a plan to exterminate humankind, Jacks will have to work quickly to gain command of Benoit’s magic before the world shatters into a war of man against beast.
I would like to start out by saying that this is not a true trilogy in the sense of it being complete. It is a trilogy only in the fact that it is three parts in one story. There is in fact more to the series after this “trilogy” is complete.
I also need to state that I have previously reviewed this for another blog. However this reading was much different for me than the first time around so this is a whole new review.
The world presented in this trilogy is not your typical shifter world. It is violent and gruesome and full of rules that no one seems to fully understand. It was as fascinating as it was frustrating.
I loved the vast mythology, folklore, history that was used to create these beings. Bits of so many cultures were combined to make something fierce and animalistic. I really do want to know more ASAP.
I also loved that things were kept so mysterious. The Glaring and the origins of werecats remains as questions for me but I am excited to find out more in book 4. I do wish this was a true trilogy with the end giving me everything I needed but I can forgive that a bit because I have the next book in hand. But this plot was compelling and I need more. I need to know about Benoits legacy and how things will turn out. Will war ensue? Will Jacks save the day?
My biggest issue with this story was the romance. It felt forced and honestly I am not sure it really added anything to the story. Farzan is a great guy but I don’t understand his purpose nor did I really understand his love for Jacks. It seems like this story would be exactly what it is even if he didn’t exist and I never really understood what motivated him to leave his life behind for a relatively new relationship with a man who he actually barely knew. Hopefully this will become more clear in the next book.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. The author is a hell of a storyteller and has left me eager to find the answers to the many questions I still have. So even though this is just a collection of three novellas instead of a true trilogy, I recommend it and I am so glad I have book 4 in hand to read ASAP.