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The Curse of the Black Cat

4.64  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Alrik has two choices: Spend eternity eating mice, or learn to accept himself for who he is.

As his eighteenth birthday draws near, prince Alrik--heir to the throne of Edan--must choose a wife. But when his first kiss with a beautiful princess leaves him feeling cold, he knows that although it is his duty, he cannot love a woman. In a fit of panic, he seeks out the ai
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Published October 27th 2019 by Lou Wilham
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Corrie aka Fae's Finds
This was so stinkin' cute! My only gripe was that the ending could have been fleshed out a bit more.

We have Prince Alrik of Edan who runs away from a marriage proposal to a woman, and is cursed to be a cat until he can learn to accept himself as he is. And stop the internalized hatred of his heart loving men instead of women.

Alrik lives throughout the centuries. And understandably, builds walls around himself to not let anyone in. Until modern day NYC, he meets Yuuki. A young sous chef from a
Sissy Lu {Book Savvy Reviews}
This was the perfect afternoon read.

Adorable and heartwarming! Wilham created a warm fuzzy read with an effortless voice. But more than that, an important message in this short story, which is be true to yourself no matter what.

Alrik is a self-loathing individual who must learn an important lesson: love himself. It's just taking a few centuries to do that! He's a complex character, and although the novella centers around him, it's Yuuki who truly steals the spotlight. He
Jodee Symons arellano
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story! A young persons struggle with who he is, to accept that he is who he is, or it’s Rat sushi for eternity. Starting the story, I wondered if the witch was good or was she bad for what she did. I found out! And I also found out if he was stuck eating Rat Sushi...or did he learn to accept himself. Sadly the story ended, and I hope that Ms. Wilham continues writing these awesome stories... I’ll be first in line to read her next one, and her next one, and her next one...etc
A great
Jamie Sands
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is a sweet, slow burn romance with some epic magical elements. Lou can really write characters, I was absolutely in love with Yuuki and Alrik and I wanted them to be happy SO BAD like, you don't even know.

Funny, sweet and easy to read, I devoured this one in less than a day. Would love more with these characters just hanging out and being adorable. Plus it made me really hungry for ramen <3
Emily Frady
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
This book was everything I wanted it to be! So positive and so sweet. I finished it in one sitting. If you want something quick that fills you with joy this is the book for you.

We follow Prince Alrik of Edan who finds himself pushed into marrying a lovely princess. Unfortunately, for her, their first kiss sends Alrik running for the hills, literally. Poor Alrik struggles for his feelings for men and his desire to do the right thing for his kingdom so he asks a witch to make him strai
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Curse of the Black Cat by Lou Wilham is a sweet fairytale romance told in third-person from main character Alrik's perspective. The story itself is well-written and an absolute delight to read. Not only is this a sweet new modern fairytale it is also a wonderful story about learning to love and accept yourself for who you are because being different doesn't mean there is something wrong with you. I really think we need more stories like this one, happy stories with a sweet and uplifting mess ...more
Daniell Marsh
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Alrik is a kindly prince who has a problem. He is ashamed of who he likes as he realizes that he likes men over women. In the time he was born he couldn’t accept himself or even like himself for this. So this starts the whole cute story. I liked how they show that with the time that go past that he learns about himself and other people. Now some of that isn’t good stuff and he doesn’t have an easy time of it. Yet i think when it comes to the next part it helps him to step up to the plate. I also ...more
Abigail Linhardt
Nov 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
First off, this is NOT my regular genre. It's about a Japanese chef and a lost world prince who fall in love and there's a curse and a witch (who is THE BEST by the way). I didn't know what I'd gotten into when I started to read the story. And honestly, it was refreshing.
At first, I thought it was too simple. Too sweet. But you know what's ok? You know what people don't focus on enough in this day and age? Simple and sweet. The Curse of the Black Cat honesty was refreshing and I WANTED to keep
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
"The Curse of the Black Cat" is an adorable queer love story with what might be the most precious love interest EVER. It's sweet and fluffy, although there are some instances of internalized homophobia and one (very brief) scene of attempted violence toward an animal. If you're looking for a light-hearted, queer novella to read in the bathtub, this is the one
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Born and raised in a small town near the Chesapeake Bay, Lou Wilham grew up on a steady diet of fiction, arts and crafts, and Old Bay. After years of absorbing everything, there was to absorb of fiction, fantasy, and sci-fi she's left with a serious writing/drawing habit that just won't quit. These days, she spends much of her time writing, drawing, and chasing a very short Basset Hound named Sher ...more