Evil Cat Book Tag

I’d like to post things this week, but I have nothing planned and am not in the mood to catch up on book reviews, so that means it’s gonna be a…


I think it’s been a while since I’ve done a BOOK TAG WEEK, but I can’t remember for sure and don’t feel like checking.

Anyway, let’s kick this off with the Evil Cat Book Tag, created by Peat of Peat Long’s Blog, because I miss the Jinster, my fam’s cat.

Knocking Shit Off of High Places: A book with a cliffhanger

Lol! Lucky for us the Jinster never goes up anywhere high to be able to do this. 

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

The Song of Ice & Fire books always come to mind whenever I think of cliffhangers since they are riddled with them. I didn’t mind them much at first, but I became annoyed by them as I continued through the books on my first read. Of course, now when I reread them, I’m not bothered since I already know what will happen.

Howling at 3 a.m.: A book you didn’t sleep to finish

Oh, I remember when the Jinster would do this. Sometimes it was eerie, sounding like an actual person, like a baby crying or something. It made me worried that he felt lonely, being the only cat in the house, and wanted a feline friend… at 3 a.m.

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

I completed this in one sitting, on Boxing Day, I think, staying up late to get through it because I couldn’t put the book down. It’s a thriller set in Nigeria about a woman who tends to clean up after her sister, who is a serial killer. The story is so engrossing and the protagonist is so frustrating at times.

Hiding Before a Vet Visit: A book with a self-destructive character

Hmm, haven’t had the chance for this to happen yet.

Evie O’Neill from The Diviners series by Libba Bray

Certainly Evie, a party girl from Ohio who tends to overindulge in drink, especially when she pushes the use of her special abilities too hard. The Diviners is a YA historical paranormal series set in mid-1920s New York City about a group of teenagers using their special abilities to fend off a great evil and also to learn how they acquired such abilities. I’m hooked on the series and have the last book to get to.

The Turd Dangling From Their Behind: A sequel that was a bit, er, turd

I haven’t seen this happen, but I have seen the evidence, which is a random bit of turd lying far away from the litter box and the Jinster acting as if it isn’t his and doesn’t know where it came from.

Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts by Nancy Campbell Allen

It’s the fourth book in the Steampunk Proper Romance series and is described as “a steampunk retelling of Cinderella,” which I disagree with. I really enjoyed the first book in the series, Beauty and the Clockwork Beast, which is obviously inspired by Beauty and the Beast. The world the story is set in is interesting and contains supernatural creatures, such as werewolves and vampires, that would like to be accepted in society. Each book in the series is inspired by a fairytale, and I’ve enjoyed each one except Brass Carriages. The story seems slightly inspired by Cinderella than a retelling of it, and I didn’t like the protagonist. I was really annoyed by the story, unfortunately.

Puking on the Carpet: A book with a betrayal

For some reason, the Jinster always manages to do this only in the morning on weekdays when my mom is rushing for work. He goes around yelling about it until someone (my mom) cleans it up. He’s such a demanding cat.

Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey

Oh yes. There’s a huge betrayal in this, and that’s all I can say because it’s a spoiler. Kushiel’s Dart is the first in a fantasy trilogy about a courtesan trained as spy who uses her espionage and diplomacy skills to save her country. I’m currently reading the third book in the trilogy and am liking it. I thought the first two books had shocking moments, but the ones in the third book sometimes blew my mind.

Dragging in Live Animals: A book with shocking violence

So far the Jinster hasn’t done this. He’s fiercely an indoor cat and refuses to go outdoors, no matter how much I try to coax him into doing so. However, I think if I should open the door when there’s a bird or squirrel in the backyard, he won’t hesitant to run out there and give a chase.

Kushiel’s Avatar by Jacqueline Carey

The series has some BDSM bits in it and some of the ones in this are quite shocking, even to me. Same too for some of the wars described, like what the Akkadians did way back when that resulted in the Mahrkagir, the “Conqueror of Death.”

Looking You in the Eye Before Misbehaving: A book with a character desperate for attention

Oh, the Jinster does this while misbehaving. He’s a stubborn, feisty one, like his owners.

The Hotel Deucalion from Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Quite a timely book since it was published in 2020 in the midst of the corona pandemic and is about an epidemic in Nevermoor affecting the Wunimals. Due to the Hollowpox epidemic, everything is shut down, including the Hotel Deucalion, which is quite upset about it and seems to throw a tantrum. Hollowpox is the third novel in the Nevermoor series, a middle grade fantasy series about an unlucky girl who learns she has an unusual ability.

Shredding Things: A book with a destructive character

Oh man! The Jinster loves to rip a box apart or any paper innocently lying around that might be important.

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

Unfortunately, I can’t say who exactly the character is because that’s a spoiler. But the character tends to disrupt and destruct the communities he injects himself into.

Has Never Been Fed, Never: A series you can’t get enough of

The Jinster is such a weirdo to me. He never tries our food and never steals it either. My grandparents had cats (dogs, chicken, cow, donkey, pigs, goats) when I was a kid (still does), and they always stole our food. When I was a kid, it got to the point where you had to keep a close eye on your plate while eating. And sometimes they’d gang up on you. One would be at your feet meowing with big eyes making you feel sorry for them and as soon as you took your eyes off your plate, another would dash across the table to steal some food, smh, the tricksters.

Saga by Brian K. Vaughan, illus. by Fiona Staples

This quickly came to mind because it’s starting up again. I think the team took a break but are back at it now. I need to catch up on it. Really enjoyed the story. It’s fantasy, I guess, about a couple in love trying to build a family together although their respective governments would like to tear them apart because their planets are at war against each other and wouldn’t like it to get out that such a union is possible.

Be So Cute You Forgive Them Anyway: A book with a wicked MC you like

Aww, this always happens. It’s unavoidable. The Jinster is just too handsome to deny and very affectionate to boot. I miss him. 😊

Cersei Lannister

I always go for Cersei for these types of questions. She’s one of my favorite characters in the series.

Whether or not you have a cute, cuddly, evil Cat, I welcome you to do the tag too! 🙂


19 thoughts on “Evil Cat Book Tag

  1. Love this tag, Zeezee! I’m going to have to try it out sometime!
    You have some really fantastic books here.. I really need to read The Diviners and the Nevermoor series.
    Thanks so much for sharing!


  2. I’ve yet to try any of these (the books, that is). The two I’m more interested in reading are Kushiel’s Dart and The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. I got a good chuckle out of the bits about the Jinster. 🙂


  3. I’m so excited by Saga’s return! The cliffhanger was so insane but I can only imagine the story going in even more unexpected direction now! However, I’m definitely going to wait for the issues to get collected though. 😛 Great post, Zezee!

    P.S. I wanted to let you know that I am going to embark on a solo blogging journey going forward for various reasons and to see if you’d like to keep our interactions in the near future too. Don’t feel obligated to follow me on my new blog but I found that we’ve kept in contact for long enough and enjoyed our interactions since the beginning, so the least I could do is let you know of this before the blog goes live (within the next hours)! 😀 Take care! 😀

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    1. Oh man! I need to def need to catch up on Saga. I think I stopped at volume 6.
      Thanks! And yea man! I’d love to keep our interactions going. Def let me know what/where you’ll be blogging at next. I really appreciate you reaching out to let me know you’ll be switching to a new blog.

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  4. Yes! It multiplies! You shoulda seen the smile on my face when this popped up.

    Also holy shit, I’m glad I’m not the only person who has a non-thieving cat. My childhood cats would literally steal the food out of your hand, nevermind off of your plate or off a counter, but Murray’s just chill about it. He comes running when we have dinner just in case it’s shrimp or ham, but otherwise… it’s so weird.

    Anyway, great answers, and particularly pleased to see you’ve passed that scene in Kushiel’s Avatar. Shocking barely covers it.

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    1. Lol! Thanks!
      And Yooo Man! Kushiel’s Avatar. Couldn’t believe what I read. Thought I had it wrong and had to reread the section wondering if the description of that instrument was right.

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