Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Stray - Rachel Vincent



"I look like an all-American grad student. But I am a werecat, a shape-shifter, and I live in two worlds.

Despite reservations from my family and my Pride, I escaped the pressure to continue my species and carved out a normal life for myself. Until the night a Stray attacked.

I'd been warned about Strays—werecats without a Pride, constantly on the lookout for someone like me: attractive, female and fertile. I fought him off, but then learned two of my fellow tabbies had disappeared.

This brush with danger was all my Pride needed to summon me back…for my own protection. Yeah, right. But I'm no meek kitty. I'll take on whatever—and whoever—I have to in order to find my friends. Watch out, Strays—'cause I got claws, and I'm not afraid to use them…." - Book cover.

Faythe left her pride 5 years ago to go to University, try have a normal life and avoid Pride responsibility such as getting married and have many babies. She left behind her boyfriend Marc after he proposed her. And guess who's picking her up when daddy calls Faythe back home? Marc!

Rebel in so many ways, Faythe tries to fight her way out of the family farm to get back to her normal life and it promises to be no easy quest. She has to put her plans on hold to save her friends kidnapped by some crazy stray. Hands full with troubles, Faythe does her best to keep her head out of the water.

I have been attracted by that series for quite a while but after reading some bad reviews on amazon I held back. Discovering the wonderful world of blogs I noticed that many people truly loves the series so I gave it a try and Geez I wasn't disappointed! I completely LOVED the book.

Faythe is definitely my kind of girl, big mouth, big attitude and the strength to back up all of her crap. Marc is one awesome guy if you ignore the compulsive jealousy. All of Faythe's brothers and friends are one totally cool crew and I would hang out with them anytime.

Rachel's writing is plain awesome and I can't believe and held out so long for that series. I was desperate yesterday when I realised the second book of the series (Rogue) is sold out on amazon (both Can and US), Indigo Chapters, and all book stores in my area! I finally ordered on The book depository in the UK and they have free shipping worldwide! That made me an happy kitty *winks*

Click for an excerpt

Shifters Series:
Stray
Rogue
Pride
Pray

Book stats:
Mass Market Paperback: 624 pages
Publisher: Mira (June 1, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0778324214
ISBN-13: 978-0778324218

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  1. I loved this series - it's on my "keep" shelf...I like that Faythe is written like a real person - not perfect but still very likeable and a cool chick. And Marc, mmm...he's one of my fictional boyfriends! Glad you enjoyed it!

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  2. This has been on my to-read shelf for a while. I really do need to read this series.

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  3. Great review - I loved this book! I added a link to your review on my post :o)
    http://bookreviewsbysarah.blogspot.com/2010/02/review-stray-rachel-vincent.html

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