I took this book on to review with some interest as it is a re-issue of a once very popular book. The Cat Kin follows a group of children who by some twist of fate, end up in a mysterious Pashki class at their local leisure centre. For those not in the know, Pashki teaches humans to find their inner cat and use our existing senses to a greater height. Intrigued? I was too. The premise of Pashki did make me a little dubious for how this would translate into a teen read but with the villians and action throughout, there’s plenty to keep the book at a good pace. And if you thought cats were enough animal for you, there’s plenty far more dangerous creatures out there, causing concern for the Pashki community.
This book will appeal to girls and boys as the strong male and female protagonists Ben and Tiffany really play off one another, in a similar fashion to Suzanne Collins’ ‘Hunger Games’ series.
With their new found feral powers, it will take Ben and Tiffany all of their strength to beat off the villians that threaten their existence. But one thing is for sure…nine lives will come in handy. A great read and I look forward to the re-issue of the second book in this series ‘Cat’s Paw’ published in 2011.
Cat Kin is published as a re-issue by Strident Publishing £6.99