"Ms. Vincent is definitely a rising star in the urban fantasy genre"
Faythe Sanders' life has never been easy. Well, easy for
her anyway. Fighting against the established view
of what a tabby is supposed to be like, Faythe has never
wanted to be a normal tabby. After asserting her
independence and demanding to live a normal life early on,
Faythe is now paying for her stubborn ways. On trial for
infecting and murdering her ex-human boyfriend, Faythe is
now in the battle for her life - literally.
Infecting humans with the werecat virus is one of the three
capital offenses within the Pride that is punishable by
Now a tribunal of Alphas has met in the free territory of
Montana to decide Faythe's fate. While the tribunal is
underway, the Pride cats soon find themselves fighting an
additional battle. Strays, werecats made -- not
born, have been found wandering in the area and when one
very rare and very young tabby shows up, things really
start heating up. With some local humans missing, the
Pride cats set out to ensure that not only the human
population doesn't find out about the werecat species but
to also determine where the elusive tabby has come from.
Pride is the third installment of urban fantasy
author Rachel Vincent's Shifter series and I must
say, each book just keeps getting better and better! While
I enjoyed Stray, the first book of the series, I
recall being somewhat irritated with our heroine's "Too
Stupid To Live" mentality. But with the progression of the
series, I've found that Faythe is beginning to mature and
accept more of the realities of Pride life, whose rules
aren't always easy to live with. When I started reading
Pride, I found myself literally glued to the seat of
my chair refusing to put the book down until I read the
last page. The book is packed with plenty of action, sass,
and some bittersweet and emotional love scenes between
Faythe and Marc -- her long time on-again, off-again beau.
The cliffhangers in these books always kill me, but they
never fail leaving me wanting more! Lucky for us, we don't
have long to wait for our next "fix" because the next
Shifter book Prey is set to release July 1, 2009.
Ms. Vincent is definitely a rising star in the urban
fantasy genre and I highly recommend her books to fans of
Reviewed by Mippy Carlson
Posted March 6, 2009
A PNR Staff & Reviewers’ Top Pick - February 2009
HERE'S HOPING CATS DO HAVE NINE LIVES
I'm on trial for my life. Falsely accused of infecting my human ex-boyfriend--and killing him to cover up the crime. Infecting a human is one of three capital offenses recognized by the Pride--along with murder and disclosure of our existence to a human.
I'm two for three. A goner.
Now we've discovered a rogue stray terrorizing the mountainside, hunting a wild teenage tabbycat. It's up to us to find and stop him before a human discovers us. With my lover Marc's help, I think I can protect the vulnerable girl from both the ambitious rogue and the scheming of the territorial council.
If I survive my own trial...