I received a free copy of The Cat's Maw from the publisher in return for an honest review.
"The mountaintop exploded, sending plumes of stone and fire hurtling into the air. The clouds themselves fell, as if wounded by the burst, striking the horizon. They splashed and rolled and swept down the highway in a black, colossal wave."
Billy is accident prone, he's always getting hurt or into trouble. While out playing he follows a stray cat onto the road and is hit by car. Stuck inside after the accident his summer is ruined, till one day the stray cat turns up at his home. But this is no ordinary cat. Billy starts to have strange dreams now the cat has appeared, he learns through dreams that he's cursed and that in order to lift the curse he has to find a key. Who is this large feline in his dreams, and is the cat really here to help him? Can he find the key and lift the curse before all is lost?
Cats! Cats everywhere! Big ones, small ones, fat ones, thin ones, old ones, young ones, every kind of cat you can imagine, you'll find them in this story. The Cat's Maw will take you on an adventure. It's entertaining and full of imagination and vivid detail. The characters are well fleshed out, they're not all perfect, they're human, realistic and have flaws. The story is beautifully written, I found myself wanting to highlight so many wonderfully written passages while reading.
Although it's a childrens book, it's one that all ages will enjoy. It's quite dark in places but it's a lot of fun to read and one that cat lovers will enjoy especially.