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The Cat's Meow (Witch's Brew #1)

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  195 ratings  ·  86 reviews
When a magical presence is detected around a recent string of feline slayings, Libby, an enchantress, is determined to discover who is behind the odd deaths. But being a witch gifted by the Goddess won’t protect her from the talented warlock the Coven sends to assist her. Kale weaves a spell more powerful than any she’s ever seen--and he's sexy as sin. But why he's even ne...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published December 13th 2012 by Entangled Publishing (first published December 1st 2012)
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4.5 magical stars!!

First of all I'd like to say dont let the cover put you off this book, It didn't draw me in at all, but it's just a cover and the book is great.


Libby is an enchantress living in charleston working for her coven. She is called to investigate a case of multiple cat killings.

Peyton is her best friend and can sense magic, dark or white. While investigating she introduced to a new warlock Kale (swoon), well one things for sure Libby doesn't trust warlocks as far as she can throw o...more
Wow, what a letdown this book was, I was really looking forward to a new smexy urban fantasy series that didn’t star vampires.


Too start I really didn’t like Libby very much, she tried too hard to be funny, was a bitch when it wasn’t necessary, and was just unlikable in general. She liked being a bitch too much, thought to much of herself, and thought she was witty when she came off as trying too hard.


The story was really predictable, cookie cutter even, with its insta lust with the mysterious ba...more
I'm absolutely new to this author, so I hope I'll not offend her or her fans with this "review".

This is going to be one of those in which I'm compelled to say again that the rating is really my experience with the book, not a value of the book in itself.

The Cat's Meow is Urban Fantasy with a romance thread. As a UF it would have been much nicer without the insta-lust and the forced HEA at the end.

I like the plot and the characters, but the world-building was somehow not enough to keep the stor...more
This review can also be found on Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell-blog.

In Charleston there have been several magical cat murders and it’s time for the Pet Detective local Enchantress to step in and put a stop to it.

In the “About the Author” section it says:

Stacey Kennedy’s novels are lighthearted fantasy with heart-squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and even give a good chuckle every now and again. But within the stories you’ll also find fast-paced action, life-threatening moments, and a big bad vill
As we follow Libby and Kale through their investigation of slaughtered cats, it seems like only a few answers were unfolded after each scene which became frustrating. The magic was a bit confusing. There’s some inner goddess (no, not like the one from 50 Shades) in Libby who grants her the power and magic. This goddess was never really explained and we don’t know where she came from or if everyone has a goddess or not. I would have liked to understand and feel for Libby more. If only there were...more
This is my first read by Stacey Kennedy and it will not be the last. I picked up this book and did not put it down until the very last page. I tried a few times because I was super tired, but I could not do it. I do not know if it was the magical world she created, the feisty and intelligent heroine, Kale in all his power and hotness, or the mystery that kept me glued to the pages. I imagine it was all of the above. Whatever the case, this book is not one you should start if you only have a few...more
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I really enjoyed this paranormal romance; it was funny, quirky and interesting. It had great characters, a great storyline and a swoon worthy romance. It grabbed my attention from the start and didn’t let go.

The writing and storytelling was really good and I like the way Kennedy subtly uses humour. It was not in your face but it managed to make me giggle often.

I really love the characters. Libby is a lot of fun; she is sassy, funny and stubborn in the best...more
Jacob Proffitt
I only got to the 22% point on this book before dropping it. I just couldn't buy the main character as a person, I'm afraid. Her motivations were a jumble of random impulses that don't fit together very well and her relationship with her coven was oddly ill-defined. Libby jumps to fifteen different conclusions just from the fact that Kale has been assigned to work with her on a case (which she accepts as he strolls into a magical crime scene with zero verification, BTW, which I thought was kind...more
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Swoon. Swoon. Swoon. That’s what happens when I basically come across a guy who dresses like a biker. Well he sort of does. Black jeans, or jean and a dark plain t-shirt. Oh. So. Sexy. That is Kale for you. And, yet he is frustrating. I really don’t blame Libby for wanting to punch him in the face. I loved this novel. I’ve read a lot of books that contain witches, but I have yet to read one about someone who says th...more
Annette M Guerriero Nishimoto
Today's review is on The Cat's Meow by Stacey Kennedy

This is the first book I have read by Kennedy and I have to say that I'm an instant fan. Her writing presents a clear picture of the characters, their surroundings, and the dangers they face. Gone are the days where the women are in the background. Now they are strong, independent, and able to take care of themselves, and Libby is no different.

Libby is her covens Enchantress, and though she tries to follow the rules she doesn't exactly like al...more
Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
Original Romancing the Dark Side Review:

A fun and sexy urban fantasy mystery!

This is another great addition to Stacey Kennedy's fun and flirty supernatural world! The Cat's Meow is more than just a pretty cover, it's an entertaining, fast paced read with a few twist and turns and some sassy characters. The world of witches and warlocks depicted in this story is quite unique and keeps you turning the pages to learn more.

Enchantress Libby is investigating a string of recent feline sacrifices when...more
Oh my Goddess this was such a great story! The Cat’s Meow follows Libby, an enchantress witch, and Kale, a mysterious warlock, as they try to discover who is killing cat’s around the Charleston area. While that may not sound all that entertaining on its own, Libby is quickly pulled into a much deeper mystery where she has to rely on Kale and her own abilities to keep her safe. I must say that this story kept me thoroughly entertained and I wish it was longer.

Libby is a great character. While sh...more
Lynsey   • The Demon Librarian
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Fun and flirty UF

This was a good read with lots of potential for future plots. I've read a number of promising starters in the last 6 months in the Urban Fantasy genre, which is as exciting as it is daunting. Joining a series so early means a commitment of 5-6 years of waiting for new releases, sometimes after crippling cliffhangers, so only the really good ones will I pick up for books two, three, four... This is one I will continue with, for sure.

It wa...more
The Cat's Meow introduces us to Libby Jenkins, an Enchantress - a witch gifted to work spells, and Kale Griffin, a Ward - a warlock who draws runes. There have been some cat slayings and Libby is out to find out why. Kale is sent in to assist her.

I am a big fan of Stacey Kennedy's writing. I love her Frostbite series. This one, however, lacked something for me. The world building was present, but there were still things I didn't get. There is tension between witches and warlocks, but I'm not su...more
Ornella (Nyx)
4.5 Stars

The MC was great, she stood up for herself, she was smart, and she didn't take crap from anyone. The plot had a great twist at the end which I didn't see coming at all, just how I like it. The romance was really spot on, kept their distance till things were resolved and went from there. If you like books about witches this one is a must read!
Andrea Guy
Stacey Kennedy has done it again. The Cat's Meow is a super entertaining read and a great combination of romance with witchcraft and paranormal elements.

Libby is a total badass Enchantress.

I absolutely adored her.

Especially when she pulled the trick on Kale with the German Shepard.

OMG too funny.

There were several parts of the book that stick out in your mind after you've read it.

1. The dream spell with Kale, Libby and the ghost of the man killed by the warlocks while summoning a demon. Yeah, som...more
The Cat's Meow is the first book that I have read by Kennedy, and I must say that it definitely won't be the last. Kennedy delivers an intriguing urban fantasy story full of action, mystery, a dash of romance, and a great start for what I am hoping is a series. The book begins with Libby and her best friend, Peyton, investigating the strange murder of a series of cats, and what happens next leads to Libby being challenged like she has never been before. Kennedy does a great job with her developm...more
The Cat's Meow was given to me to read in exchange for an honest review. It is a book about witches, warlocks, and cats. Libby, the main character, is a witch who can cast spells. She is part of a coven and strives to keep humans safe from the magical world, including demons and warlocks gone bad. In this world, the witches get their specialties from The Goddess, their higher power. Libby feels the magic work through her when she uses her spells, has to make certain decisions, and other things....more
All Things Urban Fantasy
All Things Urban Fantasy

Don’t let the cutesy cover fool you, THE CAT’S MEOW is an action packed urban fantasy with a wonderfully elaborate mystery plot at its core. I loved the world building and how what seemed like an open and shut case of animal sacrifice became so much more. The witches and warlocks we meet have interesting powers that I haven’t seen in other urban fantasy novels like only having powers during a specific phase of the moon.

While I liked Libby’s smart mouth in some situations...more
Stephanie Ward
'The Cat's Meow' is the first book in a urban fantasy/romance series that follows witch and coven worker Libby, who has been assigned a new case by the coven to investigate - a series of strange cat deaths in the area. On top of the new case, Libby is not amused by the warlock sent to help her solve the case - the handsome and mysterious Kale. Will Libby be able to keep her mind - and hands - off Kale long enough to solve the mystery before things go from bizarre to horrible?

This was a really fu...more
How it starts...
"I scrunched my nose as my spaghetti dinner threatened to make an appearance at the sight of the slaughtered black cat on the forest floor."

I can't say as I've read many books containing witches and warlocks. Not that I don't like them but I rarely find one that interests me enough to read it. I fell in love with the cover and after reading the synopsis, decided to give it a try.

I liked the world of magic that the author created even though I did feel like there should've been m...more
I have to admit the cover and the title didn't interest me and I passed up the title a handful of times on Netgalley before I read some reviews and decided to give it a try. I am so glad I decided to read THE CAT'S MEOW.

THE CAT'S MEOW is a fun easy read with a huge amount of action. The characters are very real feeling and were huge entertainment to follow. Libby, my gawd the sass she brings is fantastic. She is pretty hard headed in some things but she grows by the end of the book and she reall...more
he Cat's Meow combined suspense, romance and the paranormal. Libby is a witch who is an enchantress in her coven the only enchantress. To me it seemed that as an enchantress she basically policed for her coven, making sure bad folks didn't get into black magic. Libby is called out to find out what's going on with some slaughtered cats. When she gets to the crime scene she is paired with Kale a hunky, tight lipped warlock. Thinking that she is being tested Libby breaks out the big spell...more
Don't let the cover fool you: THE CAT'S MEOW isn't nearly as silly as you might expect based on the cover art. I think the book got something of a raw deal with this cover (no offense to the designer) since it doesn't really capture the full spirit of the novel and might have people discounting it. I know I was expecting something really fluffy and smexy when I first saw it and I was on the fence but I decided to request a review copy when I was won over by reading an excerpt.

Don't get me wrong....more
Talk Supe
Full review by Braine at Talk Supe

If there's one thing SKennedy is really good at it's creating great sexual tension and my knickers were twisted in a tight bunch all throughout CAT'S MEOW. I've also noticed that one of SKennedy's signature scenes are making sex dreams. Like her Frostbite books, Supernaturally Kissed and Demonically Tempted , Libby's erotic dream starring Kale was no different. Why can't my dreams be like this?!

@talksupeblog ROFL! For your sake, I hope you do have that dream! ;-
Feb 10, 2013 S.J. rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Such a fun read. Stacey created fabulous characters in this book. They each draw you in for a page turning read. First there is Libby, she's such a smart ass and gosh I love her, and then there is Kale, the mysterious tempting warlock. There is also the best friend, Peyton. At one point she says to Libby, "Responsibility first." Peyton snickered. "Sexual fantasies later." Yes, these girls are fun and they both tug at your heart when they get into trouble.
There is tons of mystery surrounding Kale...more
Holy hotness Hades!! This was such a fun read! Although I'm a fan of magic spells and hot & mysterious guys, I wasn't sure what to expect with this book. Stacey Kennedy did an awesome job of melding the two into a cohesive, fast-paced, in-depth, sizzling read!

I enjoyed Libby's character. She's spunky and fierce with just a hint of affection towards those she loves. She's an enchantress and just so happens to be the only one in her coven who possesses a certain skill. Enter Kale...a mysteriou...more
Shy The WidowMaker
Ok first off let me say that I loved this cover. It was so pretty and really embodied the book and what Libby was all about. Libby was so cool on so many levels she was strong and wow what a witch. I loved her take charge attitude and the fact that there wasn't much that scared her at all. She kicked butt and asked questions later and I loved that she didn't take anything from anybody. I loved that she knew she was a powerful Enchantress but was still your every day run of the mill lady. She did...more
Annie Slasher (Booked & Loaded)
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In The Cat’s Meow I found myself immersed in a new witchy world. Stacey Kennedy created great new world rules regarding witches, warlocks, and magic. I loved it. The main protagonist, Libby, was an enchantress working for the Coven for Charleston. Libby was a completely likable and real character. With her smart-ass comments lining every page – I was snorting and smiling throughout the entire book. One aspect about Stacey Kennedy’s storie...more
Amber I. (AwesomeSauce Book Club)

I have missed Stacey Kennedy's Urban Fantasy stories so I was dying to get my hands on this book! And that cover, holy awesomesauce that cover is just amazing! So even though I am more of a dog person I was totally excited to read The Cat's Meow. And I must say that with all my hype about the book it totally lived up to my expectations.

Libby and Kale are hot! There is instant chemistry between the two. But of coarse that is just not enough at the time. Libby is not one to be messed with and afte...more
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