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Cat Connolly is a Thyla now. She's not sure where her life is heading, but she knows she doesn't want to go back to the human world.

But all is not well among the shapeshifters. The treaty between the Thylas and the Sarcos is causing tension and the malevolent Diemens are still on the hunt.

Then into Cat's life wanders someone who should be an enemy but acts like a friend -
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Paperback, 328 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Random House Australia
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Lissa
Jun 27, 2012 Lissa added it
Shelves: 2012
Hmmm… location photos probably won’t come for a while because that would require an actual road trip and I have to, you know, work and stuff.

My review is split in to five sections: Writing, Plot, Worldbuilding, Characters, and X-Factor. Each section comprises of either half or one star, except X-Factor which can utilise two whole stars.

Writing 0
I hate to do this. I really do. Where has Gordon’s decent prose gone? I didn’t have a problem with the actual technique in Thyla: the second person narra
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Belle
2.5 stars. Full review and more can be found at my blog.

Vulpi by Kate Gordon is the follow-up to Thyla, the story of a unique species of shapeshifters running wild in the Tasmanian bush. While Thyla centred around Tessa, a 200-year-old teenager with no memory, Vulpi shifts the focus to brand-new shapeshifter Cat, a minor (and not entirely likable) character from the first book. This was a risk on Gordon's part and, unfortunately, it didn't really pay off. I just wasn't invested in Cat's characte
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Shirley Marr
Jan 17, 2012 Shirley Marr marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Cillian, Giselle, Maja, Karen Sunako Salt
Shelves: aussie-ya
My heavens, what a beautiful cover!

Cillian ooooohhh Cillian my kitten, come and check this out my darling one:)
Lizz Smith
Firstly, I declare my bias: Kate Gordon and I were at school together and I consider her a friend.
And I don't read a great deal of YA fiction or fantasy fiction so I'm not the best qualified to comment. But here goes.

Although it is only a year later, Vulpi strikes me as a much more mature novel than its prequel and I can see strong development in Kate as a writer. I had felt that the battle scenes in Thyla were a bit under-written- it almost felt as though she was a bit afraid of being too graph
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Cecilia
Revelations abound, ice Queens start to melt and new love starts to blossom. Vulpi is one heck of a ride!

Vulpi is the stunning second installment in Gordon's brilliant Thyla series set in picturesque Tasmania and yet again she has squarely hit her mark. I absolutely adored the first in the series "Thyla" and its main protagonist Tessa, so it was with some trepidation that I set out on this whole new adventure with a whole new lead in Cat. I really didn't expect Cat to worm her way into my heart
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Mands
2.5

Vulpi by Kate Gordon is the second book in the Thyla series. Vulpi picks up a couple of weeks after the events at the end of Thyla.

The story is told from Cat's point of view in this book. Tessa has returned to her pack of Thylas but she is still attending Cascade Falls College. Her friendship with Harriet, a Sarco, is now strained. Tessa encourages Cat to start a journal and one of the first thing she writes down is an explanation of what makes a Thyla: they have blood that is half human and
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Steve lovell
Brave young ladies are marching off into my island’s primeval forests to hold the line against those who would wish to deprive future generations of their magnificence – a magnificence that has been present in our wilderness since well before the tread of humankind. They stand before towering, monstrous machines; they shackle themselves to Kingdom Plantae giants and they gird themselves for long stays in flimsy constructions in the canopy. Why one has even become the iconic Angel of the Weld!
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Poppy Gee
I really loved this book. I had not read Thyla, but that was okay, I understood enough to enjoy the novel. One of the characteristics of good writing is that you don't really notice the prose because you're so transported by the story: and that was very much the case for me with this novel. Lots of twists and turns, lovely Tasmania references. Can't wait til my daughter is old enough to enjoy it too.
Jane
Jun 20, 2012 Jane rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
Vulpi. Awesome title! It's the second novel of the Thyla series, and man, did I love the first novel! How awesome was it? So of course, I expected a lot from it! And well, it was a really good read! The novel was great, and I love how even though Tessa isn't a main character anymore, she's still important to the story and important to the character development of Cat. (Love Tessa!!) The development of Cat's character (the main character in this novel) was really well done. I got to see hoe she r ...more
Casey Anderson
Kinda tore through this one, for me. But I loved it. If you enjoyed Thyla you'll enjoy Vulpi. The main character switches which at first annoyed me but it was a continuation of the story, not just a different view of the same thing. I really enjoyed the different character development of this, the new main character as well as development for the previous books main character. And I just love the creatures and the world. I'm super upset she hasn't seemed to write another one yet, and nothing on ...more
Lily
Honestly I preferred Thyla way better than Vulpi. It was quite boring and had no plot until the end
Kelly Gleeson
Hmm, another slow to get into book.
An OK book in an OK series. My life is not any better from reading this series at all.
It was an interesting idea of Thylas, Sacros and Vulpis but I really think that plot could have had a lot more depth.

Not one that I will be adding to my personal library.
Nansi Kunze
Kate Gordon manages the tricky task of making a sequel even more exciting than the first very well in this follow-up to Thyla. Told from a different point of view than the first book, Vulpi continues the tale of Tessa, the Thylas and the Sarcos, but brings new characters, new twists and a new level of intensity to the series. Highly recommended!
Sonya Browning
I really enjoyed reading this Tasmanian Authors book, as it's the second book in the series after Thayla. Both books were based in the Hobart area, and they did mention other parts of Tasmania.
Gabrielle
Was not as good as the first book
Catherine
Another book directed to teenage girls and I'm sure it will be thoroughly enjoyed by it's market audience.
Dana
This was a thrilling book with surprising turns. I can't wait to get my hands on the next one
Jemima Puddle Duck
Liked this a bit more than Thyla, as I felt it made more sense.
Amy
It was amazing! It blew me away. I love both this book and Thyla!
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