I usually never ever buy recently published books, instead I wait for the price to drop a bit or buy paperback. But now and then a new book is published that I just have to have.
Today I ordered Robin Hobbs Fool's Quest: Book II of the Fitz and the Fool Trilogy...
I received a free kindle copy of Hissy Fitz by Patrick Jennings, published by Edgmont, USA from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.
I gave this delightful story about a cranky, disgruntled cat five stars. It's about a family cat turned into a raging tiger by lack of sleep. I selected this book because I grew up in the South where a 'hissy fit' was something to behold. I smiled when it turned out that Hissy was the sleep-deprived cat that lived with the Fitz family.
This story describes a day where he seeks, without success, a place to sleep uninterrupted. He has a grand adventure that culminates with a cat soccer team before going home & going to bed.
After Hissy battles a racoon in a garbage dumpster & gaining the best of the animal, Hissy reports: "While it waits, it can think about the mistakes it's made, including the damage it did to the ear of Hissy Fitz, Panther of the Night."
It's written for ages twelve & up. I think it would be equally as entertaining with younger children, although some young ones might be frightened by a puffed-up frustrated feline that spits & scratches. Interestingly enough, I liked the illustrations in the advanced reading copy better than the finished drawings.
Link to purchase: http://www.amazon.com/Hissy-Fitz-Patrick-Jennings-ebook/dp/B00LRHUJE2/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=
This is an okay story for a _much_ younger crowd...especially one that is already used to cats peculiar way of acting, and thinking (aka, kids who won't be forever traumatized by this insane, scary cat who attacks kids and steals their sneakers!).
This arc edition has most of its inside art pictures missing, so I can't comment on them.
Besides that, there isn't much more that I can say about this novella, besides wishing that Hissy's voice didn't sound so mature.
Moral of the story: Just let the cat sleep!