About

Hi! I’m Keri. I’m in my late 20s. I’m a married crazy cat lady, Star Wars junkie, and gamer. I’ll read just about anything but my favorites are YA, mystery/thriller, historical fiction, retellings, paranormal romance and horror. I’ve always been that kid that would sit up too late and read a book. It carried over into my adulthood and I’ve always been passionate about reading.
I have three kitties. A chocolate point Siamese, a lynx point Siamese and a Bombay.
If you guys are familiar with the personality test based on Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ personality type theory, I’m an INTJ. I feel like that explains a lot about me, really.
I’ve been reviewing on Goodreads since 2014 but just started my book blog in 2019.

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Authors and publishers interested in sending advance read copies in exchange for an honest review, please inquire by email at houseofcatsbookreviews@gmail.com. Genres I am interested in are retellings, fantasy, historical fiction, mystery/thriller, paranormal romance, poetry, sci-fi, graphic novels, new adult and young adult. I am open to other genres, so shoot me a message if your genre isn’t listed. I may still be interested in reading your book. 🙂

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My rating system:

1 cat: Get out of here with this nonsense. Most likely struggled to finish. Not sure what just happened. So many flaws that I can’t see straight. Where can I go to get my wasted time back? This one is getting donated as I can’t stand to have it in my presence any longer.

2 cats: Not enjoyable at all. There may have been elements that I appreciated but the book as a whole was a flop for me. I also probably didn’t connect with the characters. I am disappointed. So. Very. Disappointed.

3 cats: A very enjoyable read! I would recommend but probably wouldn’t read it again. I’m on the fence, really. There were a pretty even mix of things I enjoyed and flaws I found in the book. But the flaws definitely didn’t outweigh the things I enjoyed to the point where I didn’t enjoy the book. Not my favorite but I also definitely don’t consider this a waste of my time. I’m glad to have read it!

4 cats: Oh. Em. Gee. What a read! This book was amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed at least a few characters and the plot. There were probably a few small flaws that I couldn’t manage to ignore in this one but the book was highly enjoyable and I would definitely recommend!

5 cats: Holy mother of novels, Batman! That was amazing! I’m still reeling. My life will never be the same! I’ll be thinking about these characters for a LONG time. I’m keeping this book forever and will probably obsess over it and reread it. If I read this as an ebook or it was a borrowed copy, I’ll just be going out to get my OWN copy, thank you. I want elements of this book printed and put on a t-shirt.

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*Of course I do give half cats on some books as well when I can’t decide which way I’m leaning more towards.
**It should also be noted that I very rarely give one or two cats. I’m usually able to find enough good in a book that I can rate it at least three out of five. HOWEVER, there have definitely been instances where a book has been rated lower than three.
***I also rarely DNF a book. I will torture myself to the end of a series before I DNF a book I’ve already bought/started reading. If I buy the first book in a series and don’t like it, I will usually abandon the series if I haven’t bought more than that first book. But if the book is physically in my possession and I paid money for it, or if someone I love and respect gave it to me to read, I’m going to read it.