Book Review: Stray by Rachel Vincent

Posted September 2, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Published: June 1, 2007

Buy: Amazon, B&N

Source: Bought

Goodreads Blurb: 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 . . .

I absolutely LOVED this book!  Rachel Vincent has yet to disappoint me with her writing.

The fact that Faythe attends my alma mater is beyond awesome.  It’s always refreshing knowing the areas Vincent talks about. 😀 I also found myself trying to figure out what route was being taken when Faythe was taken back home.

Anyway, back to the point.  Faythe is a kick-ass werecat.  She’s strong and independent.  She does have a tendency to throw fits when she doesn’t get her freedom.  But what’s a girl to do when she wants something else. 😉  I love the fact that she stands up for herself in a male dominated world.  F

Faythe isn’t happen when she’s forced to go back home under her father’s order.  She’s even less thrilled when she realizes her escort is Marc.  There’s definitely history between these two.

The story is fast paced, and full of warring emotions.  Faythe is trying to deal with her loss of freedom, feelings toward Marc and Jace, the disappearance of the tabbies, and the boyfriend she left at UNT.  This girl has a lot on her plate, and seems to handle it well considering the circumstances.

I did find myself comparing these characters with those in the Soul Screamers Series.   I know this is an adult book, but I see similarities in characteristics.  If you’ve read both and done the same, let me know who you think matches up.  Here’s mine.

Faythe –> Kaylee
Marc –> Nash
Jace –> Tod
Abby –> Emma

Ok, so um, I guess that’s it.  Go read this book now! Rachel’s writing is amazing and I can’t wait to see who’s ass Faythe kicks next!

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I’m a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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