June 1st 2007 by Mira
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 Rating: 5 Stars
Emotional Roller-coaster. Stray is a fantastic read. There is so much going on that my mind is a cluster of excitement and this is round two of reading. Yes, re-reading. I've read the entire series already.
Faythe has her faults and I say that knowing ALL but she's also a paradigm to my ideal heroine. She's kick ass tough and independent. Faythe is also one of few females and in the shifter world being female is better the all the gold and riches. So when two other female shifters go missing Faythe is wanting to save them while those who love her want to protect her from potential harm. Haha, let me just say that those loved ones have their work cut out for them.
I can not NOT say this when speaking of the series... "Team Marc!" Whew, now that that's done there is definitely romance brewing. In fact, romance in epic proportions. Marc is someone that Faythe has intimate history with so you can imagine the unease that cause between the two when feelings have not be sorted and dealt with. Then there is harmless flirting with long-time friend and bff to her brother, Jace. But what happens when the harmless flirting is not so harmless any more.
All in all, fantastic start to a series. But be forewarned, as much as I LOVE this series it is not to be read lightly. This series will have you on edge the whole way. In fact, for those who do not like love triangles... Hehehe... you may want to approach with caution. Now that is coming from someone who can truly enjoy a good love triangle. For those who love paranormal romance and/or shifter books this one is a must read because the world is completely Rachel Vincent's own.
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