I just adore book about pets, so I couldn’t resist this one when I saw it. That cover looked cute, and the blurb piqued my interest. Pets who protect their families even though those families may not see it until the end? Sign me up. I want to see what kind of things the kitty does to save his family.
We meet Nora and read how she loves sleeping and getting compliments… because when she is awake she doesn’t get those. Oh no, apparently her family thinks she is very naughty. I can just imagine why though if she goes after a mouse with vengeance. 😛 If I had a cat who acted the way Nora did I may also have thought she was naughty or bad. I mean, the mouse is much smarter and knows to stay away, and what do you, as humans, see? A cat who is climbing on things, making a mess.
Gustave.. what do I have to think of him? I did find it a bit weird he was all dressed up.
I did love that, despite all the things that seemed naughty, the family still loved Nora and tried to help her out. By giving her other things to distract her from doing the so-called naughty things.
And here come the aliens, I wasn’t sure about this part. And my first meeting? Still not sure. It just feels odd to go from a naughty cat and a bad mouse to aliens. In the end… I still don’t like it that much. I am sorry, it just felt weird and off. Plus, why didn’t the family search a bit harder for Nora? That poor thing has something in her nose, something she shouldn’t have. If this was my pet I would have turned the house upside down to find her, no matter how long or how late. Then again, this laserthingie in the nose was a plot device/convenience. Without it the story wouldn’t have gotten to the point it got now.
I am glad what happened to Gustave though, and I hope with this that Nora can get her reputation back again. Then again, she is protective, so it is only a matter of time before she wants to protect something again. 😛
The art was very adorable, I just loved how Nora was drawn. Little cutie!
All in all, I had fun reading it. I am glad I requested this one on Netgalley and that I had the chance to read it.