Family and Honor by Kristen Banet – A Book Review

Posted November 30, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 0 Comments

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Family and Honor

(Jackey Leon – Book 2)

by Kristen Banet
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Urban Fantasy
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down & Dirty

This Urban Fantasy is everything supernatural lovers crave; fast paced, action packed and magical enough to entice. It’s a new world, and it’s free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Jacky Leon got away with it. She defended a little human girl, made a few unlikely acquaintances, and survived to tell the tale. Now she’s the only werecat in the supernatural community who can say a small family of werewolves lives in her borders.

That isn’t a good thing, though. As news of her heritage and relation to Hasan becomes more well known, Jacky finds herself in the spotlight, slammed with guilt over recent werecat problems and her duty as a daughter of Hasan. Having ignored the supernatural world and its politics for so long, she had no idea what sort of repercussions would come from her actions to defend Carey Everson. Ignorance can no longer be her shield.

Jacky wants to do better. She’ll step up to her responsibilities and stop running. She’ll learn how to live up to the obligations and expectations of her family.

Thoughts on Family and Honor

When the chance came to pick up an ARC of this highly anticipated novel, I jumped feet first into the fray! Book 1 blew me away, and Book 2, with its continuing saga, drama and family alliances, has proven no different. Honestly, I want to be Jacky when I grow up, even though she personally seems to think she’s a failure to all Werecat kind.

The repercussions of previous events and actions are coming back to bite Jacky hard, dragging her into a political world she never really wanted to be part of. As the youngest child of basic Royalty, she has little choice but to step in and step up, especially if she wants to assuage the damage breaking the rules has caused. It’s a journey, an adventure – and of course, it’s dangerous.

In other words, it’s freaking wonderful.

*I received an ARC of this book and am lucky enough to be able to share my honest opinion*


  • Fast Paced.
  • Carey, she doesn’t appear much here, but she matters throughout the entire narrative.
  • Heath… I am half in love with this Alpha Werewolf.
  • Family dynamics.
  • Revelations: Certain things are shared and we learn more about Jacky’s past and her place in this world.
  • Well written.
  • Flows well.


  • I am getting very antsy about “Shane”….


First Person, Single POV

Ending Type

Episodic, pseudo Cliffhanger


R for violence

Romantic Dynamic

M/F (but not the prime focus of the story – this is not a PNR)

Character Age Range

36+ (She was turned at 26 human years)

My Final Verdict on Family and Honor

A thoroughly enjoyable Urban Fantasy with great characters, a lush world and action galore. It blends subtle flirting with blood and mayhem, offering peeks into the inner workings of major species while still teasing the mystery that surrounds the factions. It’s fast, tumultuous and engrossing. A definite TBR or buy now.

Published November 15th, 2019
311 Pages


Your Turn

What are you reading today? Have you read this book yet? What about other books by Kristen Banet? She has such amazing sets of books out – and she is so talented? Do you have a favorite? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!


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