Stray (Shifters #1)
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...more
Faythe is one of the few female werecats in the United States. For some reason females are very rare, although it's never really explained why. Faythe wants to...more
I guess you get the picture. Alright, let’s see...what’s to say about this book? For starters: I didn't even finish it. I stopped at page 340 of 618. I think I gave it a fair chance, didn’t I?
Our heroine in this story is a 23-year-old werecat named Faythe. Werecats are basically organized like wolves, they’re living together in packs with an Alpha as its leader and they look like panthers. No wait. They can't look like panthers because there is n...more
MARC & JACE:
Well we guess it would be nice
If we could lick your cat fur
'Cause you can make a tom purr
No hotter furry than you.
But I've got to think twice
Before Marc beats me 'til I die
That shit hurts; I ain't gonna lie
Maybe a kiss or two...
Oh, but I need some time off
To go to grad school
I'll read some books and send my dad the bill.
And when the mean Enforcers
Drag my ass home, yeah
I'll forget about my boyfriend,
And get all up in your grill.
This book is a lot like her name. It's a horrible bastardization of an otherwise sound concept. Faith is a perfectly acceptable name apart from the Pavlovian upchuck reflex it gives me when it reminds me of Faith from Buffy and Angel.
The concept is o...more
A Checklist, By Faythe
When sensing a threat to your person, I find it’s best to do the following:
1. Get rid of any potential witnesses. If you’re about to get your ass kicked they could double as rescuers and how can you expect to get kidnapped or die a grizzly death with that type of pesky interference?
2. Forget calling for backup. Who wants to be told to do boring things like “Stay in a well-lit area” or “Get inside and lock the doors”?
3. Find the darkest...more
Stray is the start of a fun, action packed series featuring a very kick butt heroine and a yummy love triangle. The female lead can hang with the boys (and pretty much does, since there aren't many females hanging out at their compound). Faythe can fight like a man, and has the balls of a man when it comes to bravery. She has her stupid and selfish moments, but I also fe...more
Faythe is the daughter of an Alpha who is also the lead Alpha for all the US werecat territories. She is also one of only 8 unmated tabbies or females in the US. Of course, she is very valuable as there are probably hundreds of unmated males to their one. Faythe has 2 potential...more
In fact it has almost exactly the same premise as Kelley Armstrong's book...
Girl flees uber-intense 'were' family to live alone in the 'real' world. Yet, despite her best efforts to lead a normal life she never truly feels like herself. Girl is forced (literally) to return home to a house full of domineering male 'were-creatures'. Were-females are slim pickings so, of course, all the males fight over her. And there is this one super intense...more
Stray is the story of a Pride of werecats. The werecats are led by Faythe’s father, in a kind of mafia-like arrangement of leadership and enforcers. There are very few female werecats of breeding age; most of the werecats are male. In Stray, someone is kidnapping the tabbies (female werecats) and our heroine Faythe Sanders becomes a victi...more
I LIKE Faythe and kinda want her to be my friend. I don't expect my heroines to be perfect, if they were it would be an awfully short book now wouldn’t it? I need a touch of reality...more
I believe it's a personal failing because I have kids her age & her attitude is one that has driven me absolutely wild with one of them. IOW, the characterization was done well enough that it rubbed me too raw. That...more
I can say for the sake of the author, that it wasn't her writing style per-say that I have not liked this book. It is most definitely her characters.
Faythe Sanders, first seemed to be the confidant woman who knew what she wanted in life. But turned out to be the same old, same old. Her rebellious streak ran out of luck when she was reunited with her gorgeous and possessive long broken-up-but-still-in-love-with boyfriend Ma...more
I did like how she described the shifting but she didn't get the c...more
Okay, so the review…
Vampires, Werewolves? Pffftt.. Go the Werecats! This concept was completely new to me, I had never thought of big 'cats' or I rather think of them like tigers. It was bizarre to think about at first but I soon became used to the idea and felt myself loving the storyline more and more.
Faythe... she is kickass, awesome, flawed, tough, bitchy and rebel...more
Faythe can be a challenging character to like at times, she is strong, determined and can seem a little immature at times but comes to take on her responsibilities and matures nicely...more
Warning: This is more of a rant than a review and may contain minor spoilers...
I simply could not enjoy this book, because I was too busy hating Marc's guts. I mean, really. What is the attraction? Marc is the biggest A-hole of all time. Call me crazy, but if cold-blooded murder has become the new "sexy," then I really have to wonder what the world is coming to. I just found it creepy how Marc readily admits on several occasi...more
This book is so good that I must recommend it. I loved it. And if this book is supposed to be the worst of all the books in the series, I can't wait to get my hands on the nexts.The first half of the book wasn't as good as the second, but what an ending!
I loved the fact that the book was written in first person, and also that all the books in the series are about Fayth, at least I Hope they are.
Fayth is just this awesome...more
I stayed up all night reading this book. It got to be too exciting and I had to know how the main character would get out of the situation she was in.
I will say that I liked the secondary love interest better than the main one. I don't know if the next book in the series features the same characters, but if it does, I will cheer him on. Go Jace!
Look, I have five daughters (three of whom are grown and out of the house). My wife is a pharmacist who makes more money working part time than I make working full time. I'm all about equal rights for women, but the thoughts storming around in the mind of Faythe Sanders a...more
Closed world. Werecats are largely born into a family, not bitten. Although there are bitten cats they call strays. Prides are large and geographical in nature (10 in the US), lead by a mated pair (tom and a dam). Males (toms) outnumber females (tabbies) about 5 to 1. So all un-mated tabbies are serious...more
Evet dişli bir kediyle tanışın!
Faythe türünün 8 dişisinden biri ve ailesinin göz bebeği. Buna rağmen isyankar tavırlarıyla ailesinden 5 yıl uzakta kalabilmeyi başardı. Ama bir serserinin kendisine saldırması ve akabinde bu saldırıların bir çok dişi kedininde başına gelip kaçırılmasını öğrenmesi Faythe'nin iyice canını sıkmıştı. 5 yıl elinde tuttuğu özgürlüğü ondan alınıyor ve eve dönmeye zorlanıyordu, buna eski erkek arkadaş sendromuda eklenin...more
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A resident of San Antonio, Rachel Vincent has a BA in English and an overactive imagination, and consistently finds the latter to be more practical. She shares her workspace wi...more