Sunday, December 13, 2009

Stray (1)

Stray(Shifter #1)

Author-Rachel Vincent

Description courtesy of Goodreads
There are only eight breeding female werecats left . . .
And I'm one of them

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 . . .

Rated 4 on a scale of 1-5
Faythe is an incredibly human character despite the fact she is a werecat. I laughed out loud on several occasions. Faythe is struggling desperately for independence. She however understands the people who will be in jeopardy if she runs. She makes plenty of mistakes, and has her share of flaws you except her anyway. This book spends a lot of time introducing you the residents of the Lazy S Ranch. The character development is spaced out nicely, and you in my opinion can see the ranch when you close your eyes. I felt like I was in Faythe's bedroom eavesdropping on her conversations with Marc and Jace. I also like the chemistry between Marc and Faythe its sizzling. I found myself rooting for the more carefree Jace every once and a while though. Thats what I love when a book can create two love interests that you can see the female character with. I loved Marc's protective instincts, and how strong he was. I however liked how funny, and charming Jace was. Oh the dilemma! I found myself wanting to learn more about Faythe's mother I like learning about characters mothers. I also enjoyed the mystery element the plot had going on, and I always love kick-butt female characters. The way Rachel described the cats was great, and I feel like they were so beautiful I would just star in awe at them if I ever saw one. I say it was a great first book in the Shifter series and hope the rest of the books are just as good. I have to learn to except that you can't learn EVERYTHING about the characters in the first book. That was the only
thing that bugged me i was greedy and wanted to learn it all.


Melissa (My World) said...

I think I want to read this book as well. I have not seen to many reviews on it out here in the blogosphere, but even the synopsis on the back of the book sounds great. I like how you couldn't get enough of the characters and needed to know everything. That is a good sign of getting info and wanting more.

Sounds great! Thanks!

Caitlin said...

-Melissa no problem it was really good there a couple books in the series to so LOTS can happen