Sunday, 8 August 2010

Review: Stray by Rachel Vincent

Book Blurb
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 . . .

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Shifters
Published: 1st June 2007
Publisher: Mira
Excert: Excert
Website: Rachel Vincent

My Review
Faythe is one of only eight Tabbies in the country and now they have started to go missing. After she is attacked on campus she returns to the Pride but in characteristic fashion refuses to just do as she is told. Once returned she is also confronted with dealing with her ex-boyfriend Marc, more unfinished business.

Faythe can be a challenging character to like at times, she is strong, determined and can seem a little immature at times but comes to take on her responsibilities and matures nicely towards the end of the book. Maybe she is this way because she has hidden as much as she could from being a werecat for so long but now must face her destiny.

I liked the world Rachel Vincent builds for her Werecats because it is believable in a modern day country. Being a first book in a series quite a lot of time is devoted to telling us about the world Faythe and the Pride operate in.

Stray is a great start to the Shifters series which leaves you wanting to know what comes next for Faythe and the other Werecats.


  1. This is actually on my short list of stuff to read, these books look really interesting :D Glad to see you enjoyed it!

  2. I really enjoy this series. Faythe is definitely very difficult to like in the first couple books, but I think that was done on purpose so we can follow her as she grows and becomes a valuable member of the pride. I think the books just keep getting better and I can't wait for Alpha! Glad your enjoying them as well:)

  3. This book is on my TBR pile. It sounds alot like Bitten by Kelly Armstrong. I'm following now too. Your site looks good so far.

  4. Looks like I need to give this one a shot. I haven't read anything by Rachel Vincent yet, but I've heard great things about her. Thanks for the review! :)

  5. I absolutely love this series, Faythe has to grow up a lot but she manages to do that really well throughout the series. I can't wait to get my hands on Alpha but I'm sad that the series is coming to an end. Great review, I've added your link to mine :o)

    Also just to let you know that I got your sign up for the Low Red Moon blog tour, I'll email you to let you know when you're next in line to receive the book & I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!


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