Saturday, December 7, 2013

Short Story Review ~ Cat Calls by Cynthia Leitich Smith


Title: Cat Calls
Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith
Release Date: December 23th 2010 (first published December 22nd 2010)
Published By: Candlewick 
Page Amount: 16 pages, NookBook 

GoodReads Blurb:
Tiffany's grandmother sees something wild in her future -- but is 16-year-old Tiffany prepared for the powerful shape it will take? When she takes over her grandmother’s fortune telling booth for a day, some really strange things happen… CAT CALLS is a short story by New York Times Bestseller Cynthia Leitich Smith -- set in the same dark universe as her novels Tantalize, Eternal, and Blessed.

I am a big fan of Cynthia Leitich Smith. The first book of hers that I read was Tantalize and I remember being completely enthralled with it. But that is a review for another day. 

I enjoyed Cat Calls. I enjoyed Cynthia Leitich Smith's writing style. I always have. And I found that Tiffany was very fun to read about. She had a somewhat snarky personality that came across well on the page. And watching her interact with other people was really fun. 

I liked the grandmother character as well. She had a very mysterious air about her from the get-go. Like she knew something about Tiffany that Tiffany didn't. And, yes, she certainly did. 

Now I won't tell you what that something is. You'll have to read the short story to find that out. (Did I mention that it's a FREE short story?) But I will say that it threw me when Tiffany found out what this "something" was. She was just too accepting of it. I feel that one would have questioned it more. So that did bring the rating down some for me. But it was a very enjoyable short story and I'm glad that I read it. 3.5 stars! 

<3 Amanda Leigh

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