Book Review of Keeper of Cats

Keeper of Cats
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This is the third book in the Skyla series. I have not read the first two books in the series but the books are only loosely related. I read the first 120 pages and just couldn't get into it. This wasn't an awful book, it was just slow moving and boring. There wasn't a lot going on here that I was interested in; the writing style felt very stilted and dated to me.

The story is about a 19 year old girl who is sent to live with her five grandmothers. The grandmothers are obsessed with their cats that they say aren't cats at all but are magical creatures from another realm.

I really struggled to stay engaged with this story and decided to set it aside. The world wasn't explained that well and none of the characters were that interesting to me. It looked like an interesting mystery might be developing around the grave barrows near where Jetta is sent to live; however it was just so slow moving that it never really grabbed my attention.

The book does have a very classic mid-90's fantasy feel to it. So if you are feeling nostalgic for an older, slower moving fantasy you might enjoy this one. As I said, it wasn't awful it just wasn't all that great either. If I had nothing else to read I would have probably finished it.

Overall an okay fantasy book but a bit too slow moving and boring for me. Has a very classic fantasy feel to it. I wish the world had been better developed, the characters more interesting, and the story more fast-paced an engaging. I don't plan on reading anymore by Boyer.