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"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 death.

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 the genre.

Reviewed by Mippy Carlson
Posted March 6, 2009

SUMMARY

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...

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Pride
(Shifters: Book 3)
by Rachel Vincent

MIRA Books
February 1, 2009
Available: February 1, 2009
ISBN #0778326497
EAN #9780778326496
400 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Rachel Vincent

Chicks Kick Butt
My Soul to Steal
Alpha
Kiss Me Deadly: 13 Tales of Paranormal Love
My Soul To Keep
Shift
My Soul to Save
My Soul to Take
Prey
Rogue
Stray


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