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Missy the Werecat

(Missy the Werecat #1)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  1,112 ratings  ·  207 reviews
Missy the Werecat: Book I

When puberty brings on her first Shift, Missy goes into the mountains for two years until finally learning to Change back. She can Change from fully human in one instant to a mountain lion in the next. Everyone assumes her two year disappearance was because she’d been kidnapped by a sexual predator that she managed to kill. She keeps her werecat na
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Published December 6th 2013 by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. (first published December 3rd 2013)
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Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: b-train-wreck
Missy is a werecat.
That's the best I can say about this book. It's terrible.
Feb 15, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebies
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I was given a copy in exchange for my honest review: 3.5-Lots of potential for a first in a series. Had me entertained throughout.

First, I want to thank P.G. Allison for asking me to review her book. I apologize if I took too long during my studies for midterms, but to be honest, it was hard to stop reading this:)

"Imagine a world where werecats at one time did indeed exist, but became extinct eons ago." Got me hooked!

We begin with a little introduction explaining the origin of werecats, and a li
Have you ever longed to know just what to say or what to do in almost any situation? Have you ever wanted to find justice for another while finding the perfect punishment for the tormentors? Meet Missy, a young teen who has suddenly become a werecat. No warning, no family history she was aware of, nothing. Instead of crumbling to pieces, she lives in the wild for two years, as her family and the world search for and mourn her. An accident brings Missy home, older, wiser, more self-confident, no ...more
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
*I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*

The book's premise was really interesting, a teenager who is a popular and promising young athlete, spending a normal summer at camp; when suddenly she is forced away from the world she knows and changes into an animal. She has no one to turn to and has to struggle to learn what is happening for herself.
When Allison asked me to review this, I was already hooked.

But I honestly struggled with this book.
The writing style is to
Jan 03, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was bad, but tolerable. Then I read a review that compared it to a Joe Friday report. Yup, about sums this up. DNF 75%.  If you like paranormal and have some sick fetish for Dragnet, give this a try. It's free.
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rar, favorites, 2014
**I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review,**

Okay, I’m going to start this review by saying thank you so much to the author for contacting me and asking me to review this book I have actually gone out straight away and bought book 2 ‘missy goes to west point’ from amazon Uk so you chose a good person to review it.

I thought this book was fantastic in the way to draws you in creating a brilliant character that it is easy to love and then adds on
Raquel V
Oct 13, 2014 rated it did not like it
I was given this book in exchange for my honest review.
Full disclosure: I am an adult who loves YA and NA books, and, although that usually isn't a problem, it might have been here. About half way into the book I realized this was not the book for me. I continued reading it, of course, to be able to review it. And I know many people who reviewed it have enjoyed it, so maybe it really was just me. But anyway, these are my thoughts:
The premiss is really interesting, and although I have read about
Maghon Thomas
Ok, so I am going to put this as a young adult or maybe new adult. And it’s also a coming of age story. It’s starts with Missy at soccer camp, and she has this insane urge to leave, go outside in the middle of the night. And then BAM she’s a kitty. A mountain lion to be exact. She also can’t turn back to human, so she goes up into the mountains to learn to be a cat. Well, her whole town and family search for her for years and never give up. She does eventually get to go home and that’s when the ...more
Clare O'Beara
This lively tale of a teenage girl who has a genetic talent to shift form into a were mountain lion is worth a read. I'm calling it a New Adult book because of the violence and sexual references. Missy goes missing as a thirteen year old and spends two years in the mountains as a mountain lion, before safely mastering her ability and returning to human form at will. Then she comes home in a spectacular way, helping others.

Sexual predation upon young girls, and later some crimes of death-dealing
Jenny Whetzel
May 25, 2015 rated it liked it
*I was given a copy of this story for an honest review*

I want to thank the author for giving me a copy of this story. This is the first time I have read any work by the author. I was very surprised because I had some difficulty getting hooked on the story and I normally love paranormal books. I would have liked to see more dialog in the story and/or a different POV somehow. The story had plenty of action but I felt there could have been more detail in some spots. I like the fact that the author
~Mindy Lynn~
Amazon Freebie 7/7/17
Coming of age of a young woman (13 to 17) who discovers she is a werecat. She does a few fun / brave things, and a few bad guys get their comeuppance, although no one comes.
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
With Missy The Werecat, P. G. Allison introduces the world to a unique, intriguing and utterly captivating new paranormal heroine, Missy McCrea. Shortly after her 13th birthday while away at soccer camp, Missy goes missing. The world thinks she has been kidnapped, possibly held hostage - perhaps already dead. The truth is a little more complicated. The onset of puberty pushes Missy’s body to change and not in the way that is expected - she transforms into a cat similar to a mountain lion. For th ...more
Bit'N Book Tours
Aug 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Imagine being a teenage girl caught up in the passion and confusion of puberty. One day you’re at a girls’ soccer summer camp, that night you’re awakened by strange, ethereal feelings and compulsions that whisk you from your bed and propel you outdoors. Before you realize what’s happening you’re running deep into the moonlit forest, hearing the sounds of the summer night all around you, and your body is changing… literally. This is how P.G. Allison introduces her readers to Missy the Werecat an ...more
3.5 stars over all. 4 stars for how much I enjoyed the story of Missy and being a strong heroine. But 2 stars for the sexual content in a YA book by a 16 year old. I'm very conservative about sexual scenes in YA books. Also, 3 stars for the impractical, but convenient solutions of a 16 year old dealing with a sexual predator and the mob. Lastly, 2 stars for the moral implications of killing bad guys (view spoiler) ...more
Margaux Espinosa
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
*Received copy in return for honest review, all opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review*

I want to say this before I say anything else at all, THIS STORY IS AWESOME! I loved the story line, the characters, the details, everything was amazing. That being said I have to say that the tone of the writing was too stiff. I felt like there could have been more humor to break up the serious tone that P.G. Allison gave off in this novel. This could be due to the point of view being
Sue Lyssa Stone Shaffer
May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Not what I expected and that is excellent!

When I rirst looked at the book, the title, Missy the Werecat, put me off. Sounds juvenile right? But, I do love urban fantasy and I have grandkids so I decided to check it out for them. I am so pleased I did.

Crisp, clean writing. Well paced plot and a wonderful coming of age tale. I like Missy, I really like her to paraphrase Sally Field. I care about who she is becoming and I respect her.

I am a sex abuse survivor and I am delighted in how the author ha
Oct 15, 2014 rated it liked it
*I received this book, from the author, in exchange for an honest review.*
First, I want to thank P.G. Allison for asking me to review her book. It was an honor and a privilege to be chosen.
I liked the book, it just took me a while to get into it. I'm not sure if it was the language used or the excess of back story, but eventually I did get through it. I really liked Missy. For some she may have been too mature and smart for her age and I did get that feeling at one point, but she did have a lot
Cheryl Duval
Oct 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-for-review
I received this book in exchange for an honest review from author.

This book wasn't at all what I was expecting. This title sounded to me like it would be a simplistic child's story. I was pleasantly surprised. This is not the typical shifter paranormal story, she has no pack. She needs to figure out everything herself. It's not just about being a cat but about learning how to be a young woman with special abilities and how to best use those.

Missy is an incredible character. She has a great perso
May 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I am terribly sorry to give a book such a low rating when I'm certain that the author put her heart and soul into writing it. I honestly feel bad but I do not like this book; it just isn't for me. I am stopping on page 310 because I simply can't invest more of my time into this story. I think there are some some creative aspects to the story; the main character using her attributes like a superhero to solve the problems of others is great! B ...more
Oct 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I have to say, I knew this was a male writer. Though it was a great story line - the subject matter was a little questionable. It was a little graphic in the description of Missy's "endowments" when describing her as an underage girl. And, some of the discussions between Alice and Missy aren't accurate for what girls of their age discuss, detail-wise.

However, as I was a good story line and I will probably read the next ones, as well. I had absolutely no problem with the descriptive voi
Nov 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: r2r
*I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Puberty is hard for all of us. It's especially hard for Missy. When it begins for her she turns into a mountain lion. Since there isn't anyone to teach her how to handle this new life, she heads to the mountains to figure it out on her own.

This was a very cool story. There are many shifter books out there but not many are about female mountain lions! This was very well written. I really enjoyed this book and a
Oct 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
*I received this book from the author for an honest review!*

This certainly was an intriguing story.
Missy is an exceptional female character. She's about perfect. Maybe too perfect. Nonetheless you simply cannot hate her :)
I loved how her mind worked, I loved how she handled things and her attitude towards life. I liked the other characters very much too. Her family was great and so supportive, her friends were actual friends not the backstabbing kind :) and her love interest seemed like a super
Ronie Langston
Oct 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Missy the Werecat is an interesting book. The writing style is different - I felt like I was reading a lecture/paper and not a novel but I soon got use to it.

What I loved about the book:
Missy is a strong female!
P.G. addresses some complex and sensitive issues (rape, sexual abuse, drugs...)
Good coming of age book for girls!

What I didn't love:
Missy is strong but arrogant - this character is also too mature for her age.
The adults came across as idiots/non-helpful/evil...

All in all, I think it's a
Michael Mardel
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Missy the werecat by PG Allison was a delight to read, especially for a YA novel. We are introduced to Missy's alter ego early in the piece when she is supposedly kidnapped. She doesn't feel she can tell anyone and she has to shift on her own. Her brave exploits, thanks to her strengths, make her be noticed, especially by a secret branch of the FBI. The author has her dealing with miscreants and the mob but it's all to the good. Easy to read with a steamy scene with her boyfriend.

May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this shifter coming-of-age adventure. It did come across as a bit simplistic and innocent, kind of YA. Missy grows up quickly and is the hero in every situation. She has a great supportive family and group of friends.
The author repeatedly misspells "specks" as specs. Also "her mom" and "her dad" are incorrectly capitalized. Finally, there is inconsistency in punctuation within quotes.
Lisa Fallon
Oct 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: r2r
I will admit I wasn't to sure going into this book and what to expect,yet from the go I couldn't put it down I wanted to know what missy was going through and how her new life was planning out, to only being 16 and going through accepting the change I found myself respecting and admiring missy.
to be honest I think this book at first felt a bit young for me, as missy was only a teen but as it goes on it gets very mature.

still to finish review
Shoulanda August
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!!!!! Really a great read

Welcome to Missy world of the unknown. A little girl that got lost for a few years to discover what she truly is. Wonderful characters and the story just flowed so naturally. I was entranced in Missy world and how she managed on her own. Strong female character with good intentions
Tere Fredericks
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fun, fun, fun

I guess I'm late to the Missy phenomenon, as there are three more to read.

I loved this, because there was no blood or gore in Missy becoming a werecat. There was one sex scene that I pretty much skipped, but I do that in a lot of books. This is a really fun book and I cannot wait to read about what the Army is going to do about Missy!
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P. G. Allison has always loved stories about female characters with special powers (Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Bionic Woman, Batgirl) along with stories about witches and werewolves. The Missy the Werecat Series has no pack, no pride of other werecats and no alpha; Missy is a girl with fantastic abilities doing great things in today's world, amongst humans. Future books in this Paranormal, New Adult ...more

Other books in the series

Missy the Werecat (7 books)
  • Missy Goes to West Point (Missy the Werecat, #2)
  • Missy's First Mission (Missy the Werecat, #3)
  • Missy's Misadventure (Missy the Werecat, #4)
  • Missy Makes Mayhem (Missy the Werecat, #5)
  • Missy's Operation Lily Pad (Missy the Werecat #6)
  • Missy's Operation Demon Lore (Missy the Werecat, #7)
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