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Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite
Cats, Ghosts, and Gremlets by Tarra Light is the second book in the Cats Can Save the World trilogy. Their current lack of a home forces Tom and Kriya to become caretakers overseeing a mysterious mansion. But their new home isn’t perfect and they quickly discover that it isn’t empty. Dark forces have already made the mansion their home and have been manipulating people’s psyches for their enjoyment while tormenting Kriya and Tom’s three cats. With these new threats to face, Kriya uses her psychic ability to delve into the mysteries surrounding this old mansion, and with the arrival of a ghost, she’s given an ominous warning about humanity. Their latest predicament leads them to question the meaning of life and work to save two boys at risk of falling into darkness due to manipulation by a dangerous spirit.
The story contains a strong spiritual component seen in the calling of the characters and is a major part of their journeys. Kriya embraces being a messenger of light by spreading the truth and finding ways to fulfill her goal of helping others. Each character has a lively personality, including their cats who each serve an important role in the story and take part in the adventures. The story also contains several otherworldly characters such as Grizwald (a reptile that manipulates psyches for amusement) and the Wind (that intends to blow the idea of reality apart). The writing style blends elements of magical realism with gremlets, an air of the supernatural, and spirituality that explores the concept of life through light, shadows, and the human psyche. Tarra Light brings these elements to life through details such as stone gargoyles that have beards made of frost, a heaven of the mind, and a fluffy tail compared to being raised like a banner in a breeze. An intriguing blend of spirituality, ghosts, and humor, Cats, Ghosts, and Gremlets explores philosophical concepts through engaging characters, cats, and the contrast between light and shadows.