Author: Michelle Rowen
•Publication Date: May 12, 2011
Opening Line: "That one." The witch followed the direction of my pointing finger, which singled out a tiny, tawny-colored striped kitten sitting in the far corner of the pen.
When reluctant teen witch Brenda Collins is sent by her mother to a magical pet shop to pick out her animal familiar, she settles on a small tawny-striped kitten not realizing it’s a shapeshifter currently in hiding. Discovering the gorgeous but troubled Owen’s secret plunges the witch-in-training into a dangerous and romantic adventure that will test her magical abilities like never before.
I absolutely love this story! Familiar is cute, funny and heartwarming. Michelle Rowen transfers the genius of her novels into a short story. The characters are great. You instantly know who they are. There is no need for background information.
You may be wondering what kind of shifter turns into a kitten. Lets just say you will be pleasantly surprised. This little kitten has more bite than you think.