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Feral Nights (Feral #1)

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  180 ratings  ·  31 reviews
When Yoshi, a sexy, free-spirited werecat, tracks his big sister, Ruby, to Austin, he discovers that she's not only MIA; she's also the key suspect in a murder investigation. Meanwhile, sarcastic werepossum Clyde and his human pal Aimee have set out to do a little detective work of their own, sworn to avenge the brutal killing of a friend.

When all three are snared in an un
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Hardcover, 290 pages
Published February 12th 2013 by Candlewick Press (first published 2013)
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Jules Goud
This book is the supernatural fan's dream.

It all starts off with the murder of Clyde's bestie and him getting close with his bestie's almost girlfriend Aimee. Then, it all gets messed up with the suspected murderer's brother, Yoshi, showing up looking for her. They all decide to look for Yoshi's sister together so that they can figure out the truth about everything.

There wasn't really a love triangle and I really liked that. There are too many love triangles out there.

I enjoyed the mass amount o
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Raven
IT WAS GREAT ACTUALLY. I THOUGHT YOSHI WAS A COOL CAT... HA HA GET IT? CUZ HES A WERECAT.... ANYWAYS I DIDNT LIKE CLYDE ALL THAT MUCH BECAUSE HE COMPLAINED WAY TOO MUCH AND WAS JUST A TIGHT ASS IN THE BEGINNING. AMIEE WAS MY FAVORITE CHARACTER ASIDE FROM YOSHI. SHES SMART AND CONSIDERATE. SHES TOUGH AND IT COMES IN HANDY EVENTUALLY IN THE STORY. SHES A SIDEKICK BUT A PRETTY AWESOME ONE. AFTER ALL SHE WAS THE BRAINS OF THE ENTIRE OPERATION FOR THEIR ESCAPES. SIDEKICKS CAN BE HEROES IN ONE WAY HER ...more
Barbara
This companion novel to the Tantalize quartet reintroduces supporting characters from the earlier novels now in leading roles, werecat Yoshi, human Aimee, and werepossum Clyde. Yoshi comes to Austin, Texas to find his sister Ruby, who he learns is wanted for murdering Travis, a werearmadillo, by the police, as well as by Clyde and Aimee, who were close friends with him. Aimee and Clyde want to avenge Travis’s death. Clyde has a crush on Aimee and Aimee crushes on ladies-werecat Yoshi. Told in al ...more
Haley
The first in a spin-off series of one of my favorite vampire/shape-shifter/angel and demons series. It doesn’t feel like a brand new series because it takes place during the event of the final Tantalize book, Diabolical. I just read Diabolical before this and I’m glad I did. Clyde was one of my favorite side characters, and Aimee I forgot about, but I’m glad she was in this book. And Ruby brother Yoshi is an awesome new edition to this set of characters.
I loved Clyde and Aimee’s geekiness about
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Miss Literati
An entire new series based off the side characters in some of our favorite books? Uh, yes please! Why the heck isn’t this done more often? Well, probably because not every author can pull it off half as well as Cynthia Leitich Smith does!

Her newest book, FERAL NIGHTS, is a spin-off of her Tantalize series, with the main characters being none other than Yoshi the werecat, Clyde the werepossum, and Aimee the human! *cue fan girl screams* With a gripping plot, a humorous cast, and superb character
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P.J.
Here are Five Things I have to Say About FERAL NIGHTS:


1) The wit and humor that Cynthia manages to pull off each and every time she writes a book amazes me. I find myself laughing out loud in the most unexpected places as a perfectly placed bit of humor slips into her story. What makes it so perfect is the fact that it is never overdone. Just the right amount at just the right time!



2) Character banter.* I've mentioned it before, but this is something I absolutely adore. The right character bante
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Sydney Worsham
My opinion of the book is that it was actually very good. The plot line was perfectly executed and the cliff hanger in the end compelled me to want to read the next book. I would recommend this book to all my friends (and teachers) because I believe this book was perfect for those who's minds wander beyond physical existence and they most likely would love the book as much as I did.
Nina
Confession time: I mocked this book when I read the blurb. I didn't order it, thinking it was too much, it had taken paranormal weirdness too far. Wereoppossums? *flips desk* I'm done!

I was mistaken, it was quite tongue in cheek, with likable characters that had great dialogue/banter. Not a book to be taken seriously but by no means a horrible book.
Jennavier
This is a spin-off of a series I never read. As a new reader it had a really steep learning curve that I probably fell off of. There were a lot of things I didn't get. I'm thinking this was a book for the fans so that's more my problem then the novels. I liked the three characters and they felt really distinct, something hard to do with three first person narrations. The plot was interesting if superficial. For all the high stakes it felt very breezy. One thing that really bugged me was how Clyd ...more
Crystal
This is a cute, funny, fast-paced read. There was nothing urgent about it; I wasn't dying to finish it or know what happened. and I never felt like any of the characters were in danger. But it was fun and lighthearted and young. It reminded me of a better written Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters (both authors are Texan--coincidence?), except with a very complicated were-animal hierarchy instead of demi-gods and gods. Were-armadillos and -opposums felt a bit far fetched, but didn't significa ...more
Elizabeth
A group of shifter teens - and a regular human - try to solve a murder and get caught up with something much bigger. I preferred the mystery portion of this story to the more supernatural part, but the characters were interesting and the story moved quickly.
Lisa
Unique story concept. I didn't think there was great character development and a lot of references to a back story that I found distracting and mostly unnecessary. In all, a satisfactory, really quick read.
Lauren Stoolfire
I received the ARC through the Goodreads First Reads program. There seemed like there was a little too much going on in this book: the first half was like a supernatural murder mystery and the second half was like a supernatural spin on The Most Dangerous Game. There were also several times when I was missing something... According to the author's note, this is actually a spin-off of a previous series. I wouldn't say you have to read that series, but it would definitely be very helpful. I may lo ...more
Anna
I got sucked in by the teenage werecat main character, and then was very disappointed when we turned out to have two other main characters. (Multiple points of view can really water down the koolaide unless a really adept author makes each point of view intertwine to build one big story.) And then the book turned very comic-booky, which turned me off further. Reminds me that the "bad" self-published books I've seen so many of lately aren't really any worse than the professionally published hardb ...more
S.E.
Who needs werewolves when you can have were-everything? Bear with me as I set this up for you. Were-possum Clyde from her Tantalize series bump in the night into a were-cat named Yoshi as they try to solve the murder of were-armadillo Travis. The road leads to a were reserve where (sic) they are all hunted for sport. I know, sounds as hocky as all get-out but it all works because of the skills of a proven storyteller and the simple fact that you care about all the were-critters, especially meek ...more
Kaitlyn Chenoweth
I did not get the opportunity to meet Cynthia Leitch Smith for a book club meeting because of a conflict. I read both books even though I only needed to read #2. This was a very good series.
Kim Baccellia
Fun voice with lots of diversity. Can't wait for the next book in series!
Patti Kurtz
Love, love this book. It's a fast read, quirky, funny and a little off beat. In a good way. It centers on the minor characters from Leitich Smith's other books, that start with Tantalize. Here we meet Aimee, Clyde, a were possum, Yoshi, a werecat and others. We also travel to an island in the Pacific where people are hunting shifters. It reads a little like the story 'The Most Dangerous Game" which I remember reading in high school. There's quirky humor, a little romance, a fair dose of pop cult ...more
Levi
This is the second book I've read by this author and though the story and writing are good, I guess I don't really like the writing style?? If that makes sense?
Nancy
In the first of a new series, we find ourselves once again in the universe of the Tantalize series. This companion series begins with wereopossum Clydye and human Aimee investigating the murder of werearmadillo Travis. They are joined by Werecat Yoshi as the head off to Austin Texas in search of Ruby who has been missing since this whole trouble began. Along the way, they are kidnapped and find themselves on an island where they are being hunted for sport by wealthy vampires. How will these frie ...more
Lisa
i really enjoyed this novel. it was a good tie up for the other characters from the tantalize series good to know that ruby is not the cold blooded killer that we thought that she was. i loved yoshi and his cat point of view and fell in love with clyde. he found his strength and courage and discovered his true self. i just wish that she would write one more to finalize quincey and keirin. we know what happened with zachary and his lady love but quincey's story is left completely open.
Sherry Mullins
Good book
Kim Heimbuch
This is the first book by Cynthia Leitich Smith I have read and it definitely won’t be the last. After a little research, I found out this is a spinoff title from Smith’s Tantalize series, which I now MUST read. Feral Nights is fresh, comical, romantic, and action packed. Books with all of these characteristics are few and far between, so make sure to add this book to your reading list.
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Samuel Capri
Awesome Read highly recommanded for those who like shapeshifters
Mika
Finished it on a camping trip.

Full review pending but, the short of it: I wish I had read the sister series a bit...if only towards the begging.

It was fun though, I liked it. It was also unique. I mean, who else has werepossums in a story? As a main character?
Janet
Smart, sexy, funny - paranormal for the teen who wants something you can really sink your teeth into. Pun intended.
Jennifer
Great new addition to this world created by Leitich-Smith. And as always, love all the Austin references
Deb
Fun, extremely unique characters in a nonstop action adventure full of mysteries. Loved it!
Jenn
Really enjoyed this book. Was a fast paced, fun read. Can't wait for the next one!
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