Review: Avalon


Author: Vanessa Morgan.
Genre: True Story, Pets (I'm calling it a genre!)
Rating: đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«♥️

Blurb:

Some cats need nine lives to make a difference. Avalon only needed one.

From Amazon bestselling author Vanessa Morgan, Avalon is the heartwarming and once-in-a-lifetime love story of a girl and her neurotic Turkish Van cat.

With humor, the author details how Avalon made other creatures cringe in distress whenever he was around, how he threw her dates out by means of special techniques, and how he rendered it almost impossible for her to leave the house. Avalon was so incorrigible that even her landlord ordered her to get rid of him. But beneath Avalon's demonic boisterousness, Vanessa recognized her own flaws and insecurities, and she understood that abandoning Avalon would be the worst she could do to him. Thanks to her unswerving loyalty, Avalon transformed into a tender feline, and even landed a major role in a horror movie. In turn, Avalon made it his mission to be there for his human companion.
Avalon is a memoir for anyone who has ever been obsessively in love with a pet.

Cover Review:

Do I even have to say how cute the cover is? I guess you also already know why I requested this book on NetGalley even though I had a ton of books waiting to be read!

Book Review:

Avalon is a memoir of author Vanessa's soulmate and companion, her cat, who died in 2013. 

The author recounts how Avalon had stopped before their car, looked at her as if he knew her, and claimed her as his own. 

The story describes Avalon's love for the author and his possessiveness too. The bond the two of them shared warmed my heart, and made me cuddle my cat even more. 

Avalon's story starts off with a bad turn—abuse as a kitten—but then he finds Vanessa and his world changes. Vanessa, who'd been dealing with her own insecurities, welcomes him with an open heart. 

Even through the text, you can see just how much a part of each other they are, and it'd definitely not be wrong to call them soulmates. 

Avalon is a beautiful tribute to a beautiful soul, from an equally awesome person. 

My Chatter:

Oh my God. What can I even say? 

This book was beautiful. All the while I was reading it, from the point where the author breaks up with her boyfriend and moves into a different place with her cat, Avalon, up until the end, I kept thinking, This is what my life will look like, a few years from now. Me and Harry-Chan living together. Me writing my book while she kept me company. 

I felt like I was the author, and as the book ended, I cried just as hard when Avalon died. I'm pretty sure I haven't cried that much at most of the character deaths I've read. This one was way beyond any of those. 

Maybe it was because I was thinking of myself and Harry when I read it that I cried so much, knowing that there'd come a time when I'll have to go through that too, or maybe it was because how heartbreaking it was for the author to see her soulmate go. 

If you're a pet person, you should definitely read this beautiful book. Definitely.


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