I'm currently behind on reviews, so don't be surprised if the recent reviews are a bit sparse.

Catfishing on CatNet

Cover of Catfishing on CatNet.

Catfishing on CatNet was tons of fun. It’s a not-quite-light YA about a helpful AI who just wants to look at cat pictures and also help their friends. In a way it’s the YA version of MurderBot. It includes some heavy themes, and they are generally handled well. Kritzer has a really good grip on chatroom language and managed to write all those parts good without “hello, fellow kids” vibes, which I appreciated a lot.


If someone had asked, β€œWhat if somebody hacked your refrigerator and turned it off for just a few hours a night so your mayonnaise spoiled and gave you food poisoning,” people might have been more nervous about refrigerator security.