Reviews for A Lost Kitten
By Ed Hoornaert
An unusual and mystical love story
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An unusual and mystical love story unfolds in A Lost Kitten. John McCall, half human and half sea-cat from planet Oceana, is fighting a galactic overlord when his spaceship crash lands on an unknown world. His efforts to get back into the fight take him only as far planet Surreal, where life is, well, surreal. The name highlights the strong use of symbols throughout the book. Strange occurrences hound the lost seacat. John is constantly cold on Surreal, even though the Surrealians assure him it’s summer and they’re hot. The cold is another symbol for the yearning for the soulmate John has never managed to find. Sorry if I’m overanalyzing the book; you could enjoy it just as well without paying any attention to the symbolism.
And then he finds one place on the planet where he is warm—an empty schoolroom. He feels a presence, but sees and hears no one. It is his soulmate, Jasira, bringing warmth to his cold, empty life. One teensy little problem: she isn’t exactly a ghost, but she’s invisible to him, incorporeal (though Surrealians can interact with her just fine). As you can imagine, there are loads of complications as John slowly falls in love with a woman whom he can neither see nor hear.
Their unusual relationship is believable and quite passionate. Love does indeed conquer all, including Jasira’s lack of visible body. The love story forms the heart and soul of the book, sandwiched between galactic warfare scenes which rather paled in comparison to the fervent love story.
All in all, a pretty good read.
By Fred Schäfer
An amazing novel with literary creativity in each of the book’s 19 chapters
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This book is a fascinatingly mysterious science fiction novel, filled with romance and what seems like a never-ending chain of unusual events. I give it five stars, but I have to point out this book belongs to a genre that is exactly for fans of that kind of writing. I am more into literary fiction and memoirs. If I reviewed Jessica Kong’s book based on my reading preferences, my rating of her book would be a different one. But this would be very unfair.
Having said that, what I really enjoyed about A Lost Kitten is the literary creativity in each of the book’s 19 chapters. This book tells an amazing story, some people may say an unbelievable story, but that would be totally beside the point. We are talking here about science fiction and the job of a good science fiction writer is to write an unbelievable story in a way that gives the story credibility. This is exactly what Jessica Kong has done. I think this book will find its fans and they will look forward to the author’s next novel of that kind.
By Mary “Mary”
A Lost Kitten
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This book has action, conflict, imagination, a love story and an original setting. What’s not to love? I particularly liked the intriguing manner John McCall could fall in love with Jasira though he can’t hear or see her. Love is both blind and deaf I suppose. This is a fascinating, fast paced tale that was hard to put down. Definitely worth reading to the satisfying end.
By Winsome Campbell-Green
This book should be made into a movie!!
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My overall impression of A Lost Kitten is that it transported me into a world of fantasy that I could only dream of. Read how Jessica Kong masterfully tests her complex characters’ limits by thrusting them in dangerous situations. It was fast paced and action packed. I give her credit on excellent character development and conflict, which both enhances and drives the plot and forced me to wonder how it will all be resolved. Expect to awe by her use of powerful literary techniques, which were well placed, as they are subtly interwoven into the book.
By Shirley Lin
Very Good Fantasy Love Story
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Loved, loved, loved this fantasy romance book. It has enough steamy romance to suit me, but not over the top. It has plenty of chemistry and emotional angst to keep me wanting more. Not often you find a book that will keep your interest from beginning to end, but trust me this book did just that and more. In fact i just may read it again!!! John McCall is a warrior from Sea-anan who crash landing in other planet. He needed to return to his planet for the war but ended up finding his soulmate Jasira. Jasira is the “mist” form and John cannot see or touch her.
By Anne Violette
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From the very beginning of this book to the very end, the dynamic scene-building, character dialogue, descriptions and personalities of the characters are alive. The author brilliantly builds a story filled with romance, intrigue, excitement, fantasy, imagination, and wonder. Every time I wanted to leave off somewhere and read more of this book later, I found myself looking at the clock and realizing how late it was. But I couldn’t stop. This is a combination of paranormal fantasy with lust, mystery, military initiatives, thrill-seeking, love and depth. Whether you’re an adrenaline junky or a seeker of romance, there’s something for everyone with brilliant storytelling that will keep you deeply engrossed right until the last word, and then satisfied with a great conclusion.
By Katy Miller
Like Lord of The Rings Trilogy…set in the frontiers of space
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I loved this book. It has the depth and pace of a Lord of the Rings Trilogy…and so visual it would make a fantastic movie script. There is something for everyone: spacecraft, humanoids, aliens, ghosts…and handsome hero and heroine. There is love and loss and all the human elements wrapped in the sensuous down to the soap and scent of essential and recognizable human everyday and luxury things. Along with the fantasy there are elements that are familiar and these juxtaposition to create the solid ground. to remind the reader that all things are taken into consideration here. Pine . Vanilla. Lilac blossom and the scent of a woman. There are even bracelets that have spells on them. I just loved the idea of that. The power in an object and the keepers of objects and powers within the imagination. Well. if any author writing today has such powers of vivid imagination, it is Jessica. Deep bow for an intricate and imaginative read. I highly recommend this book to all lovers of fantasy fiction.
By Miranda “Galaxy Rider”
A Warrior with a Heart
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John is a fearless warrior with a sympathetic heart. He dreams of love and having a family. However, falling in love with a ghost wasn’t in his plans. Used to the cruelty of the Fates, John faces his problem and makes choices many would think insane. The hardest decision looms ahead of him. Should he stay with his ghostly lover or should he return to his planet and find his family who is missing in the war?
By Reg The Reviewer
The Rave of Reviews
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It was with some trepidation that I started this book as I am not particularly a fan of the Sci-Fi genre. However, within a few pages I became engrossed in the narrative as the opening adventure had me gripped. Even so, I then started to relate the story to the Star Wars style of many years ago. But the dawning realisation that the leading character John McCall is not wholly human, which incidentally begins to give a clue as to the connection to the title of the book, takes the reader on to another plane. The description of the planet where John becomes trapped is extremely atmospheric. The characters he meets are described in a manner which gives a insight in to this new author’s vivid imagination, which then takes a surprising turn as we are now treated to a most intriguing and sensitive love story. I cannot wait to read Jessica Kong’s next offering – I wonder if she has considered introducing us to the other McCall characters that are mentioned in this tale? A series perhaps – this reviewer can only hope so.
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The story is an interesting concept for a book. As I am not a science fiction fan with very little imagination to the world of Sci fi characters and space travel, it took me a while to get into the book. Once I grasp the the oncept, I enjoyed the the way the story unfolded and the mysery of the mist. The romance was very unusual,to the point of being ghostly. As the character is part of a family saga, it would have been easier to follow all the characters if a family tree was put into an appendix at the beginning of the book for reference.
By Mohan K.
Author of A Child Lost in Flight
Fictional Love Saga
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The fictional love saga involves Jasira is a character of mist in the planet of Surreal. A warrior, John McCall, finds himself in the planet and in love with Jasira. The author weaves a fascinating plot in which John is caught between the decision to stay with his ghostly lover or return to his planet and find his family missing in the war.
The nineteen chapters of the book captivate the reader and will transport you into a world of fantasy. A great read with a nice ending.