Just after finishing Karen Heuler’s The Splendid City, I emailed the publicist saying that this is a very special book and we need more like this. So you could say I enjoyed this. Set in a futuristic Texas, we follow a young witch and her cat Stan – well, the annoying man in her life who she’s turned into a cat. As a cat, Stan’s no less frustrating, but he’s at least more contained. He spends his days flittering around town, hunting for the best fish tacos and rumours of treasure. And indeed, he hears of a long-lost inheritance rumoured to have been buried in the desert.