Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Book Review: A Christmas Yowl by Sarah May Bird

Loki isn’t a bad ghost cat. Just mischievous. What did anyone expect when they named him after a mythical trickster god?

Christmas is the season to spread love, joy and pranks. And Loki intends to particularly focus on the latter this year.

But when he takes a joke too far, he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future with a stern warning that has him racing to save a life.

Will this Christmas end in tragedy for one cat and her unborn kittens? Or will Loki shed his namesake and do something good in the spirit of the season?

Grab a coffee and a mince pie and join Loki in this festive short story proving that even ghost cats have hearts.

This short story is a part of the Cat's Whisker Cafe mystery series, which I haven't read yet but certainly plan to! The stars of the series are Willow, owner of a cat cafe in a sleepy English village, and her ghost cats, Loki and Luna. Loki is quite a little troublemaker, and in this Christmas story he's forced to see the error of his ways after he meets a sweet little calico in the graveyard and puts her life in danger when he can't be bothered to help her find her way back home.

A Christmas Carol is my all-time favorite story, so I knew a cat version of the classic tale would be something extra special, and was I ever right! It made me laugh, it made me tear up, it is simply one of the sweetest "tails" I've ever read. My only complaint is that I wish it was a full length book instead of a short story! 


Lynn and Precious said...

Mudpie, even in the middle of summer, I like to read a story about Christmas. It's usually very cheerful, and when it's hot it makes me feel cooler. And it makes me remember all the pretty decorations that are now put away. We are still sending lots of prayers and purrs for your grandpa. And your mommy too.

Brian's Home Blog said...

Awww, that sounds like a really good one sweet Mudpie. Thanks for telling us about it.

pilch92 said...

That looks good. I love the cover. :) XO

meowmeowmans said...

This sounds like a book we'd like to read, Mudpie. We're sending lots and lots of purrs and love for your grandpa.