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SAHM to 5 wonderful people. I'm a happy wife and mother who is shamelessly addicted to books. Come share them with me. My reviews are courtesy of CK2S Kwips and Kritiques.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Stray by Rachael Vincent

From the Publisher

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 . . .

My Comments:

Urban fantasy is one of my favorite genres. This is a new author there has been a lot of buzz about on the Book Group and I was really looking forward to giving it a read.

At first I found the main character, Faythe difficult to like. She was immature, selfish and irresponsible. But she grows up! And it's really a treat to go on that journey with her as she does.

The book starts off with a bang and I've found that books that start off that way are generally going to be a page turner all the way and I wasn't disappointed.

I'm not generally a fan of books featuring Weres. I prefer vampires where my urban fantasy is concerned putting up with weres because they usually tag along with my favorite vampires. These are some weres that I really enjoyed on their own merit. I like that they are werecats and not the common werewolf. The author was really fantastic at capturing cat attitude and mannerisms in her characters. It gave a lot of realism to her characters.

Keep It Or Pass It On?

A member of the book group already requested it.


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