Reviewed by -- Shadow Walker
Book Review of --
Catnip by J.S. Frankel
Overall star rating --- 5.5
About the book:
Harry Goldman, teenage DNA researcher, genius, and total nerd, is thrown into jail for illegal transgenic research. Freed by the FBI on the condition he works under their aegis, Harry is taken to New York where he meets Anastasia, a cat-girl and the product of transgenic engineering. No sooner do they get acquainted then they are attacked by another creature, a bear which is more than a bear, and are forced to flee for their lives. Along the way, they encounter furries, Doug the Dog, find out that they are more into each other emotionally than they’re willing to admit, and end up in the Catskill Mountains where Harry finds out the shocking truth about how Anastasia was created...and what she was created for.
Book creation ratings:
* Max. total of 30 possible *
Overall total, out of 30 -- 30
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 10
* based on a 1-10 scale with: 1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*
The review --
Harry Goldman is a boy genius who finds himself struggling with the challenges of growing up. He is the son of a scientist and follows in his father's footsteps. Those footsteps lead him into the adventure of a lifetime. The author invites the reader to join in on the journey.
The book is well written and the editing is superb. Top quality by an author of great skill, and his effort doesn't disappoint the readers of this fast paced adventure. He shows his skill and knowledge of a difficult subject while spinning it into a life situation. It will leave you with a hunger to read the next page. Very enjoyable work.
Slight romance, tastefully done, and some violent scenes that are graphic but within reason, given the nature of the book. We see a boy taking his first steps into adulthood.
The book is filled with many colorful characters who help our heroes along the way. The author shows, once again, his mastery of developing characters within the story. I can hardly wait for the next book in the series.
The book has a definite ending for the story, but the promise of a second book presents itself. I never reveal the endings of books, but this one has a thrilling ending. Get comfortable and enjoy a real good book. Happy reading!!!
Genre -- Science Fiction/Adventure.
Age recommendations -- 13 through Adult.
Sex content rating -- Mild.
Violence rating -- Moderate.
** The author's links **
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