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(Shifters #3)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  17,964 ratings  ·  654 reviews
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 tabbyc
Mass Market Paperback, 425 pages
Published January 27th 2009 by Mira Books
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Emily May
May 09, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: paranormal-uf, 2011

This is not so much a review as it is a sorrowful, heartfelt complaint that this series is headed straight down a path where I never wanted it to go. I thought Faythe would grow as a person, a woman and a werecat and learn some valuable lessons that would lead to making more educated decisions for the Pride and for herself. But I can now most definitely predict the outcome and I hate it. Note: I also confirmed my suspicions by glancing at spoilers - not to worry as I won't put myself through
1st Read - March 2010
2nd Read - August 2015

Original Review

The review for this book will include major spoilers for anyone who hasn't yet read the first 2 books Stray & Rogue so please don't read any further if you're new to the series.

The end of the last book saw Faythe kill her ex-boyfriend Andrew in self defence, this is the same ex-boyfriend who she had accidentally infected with her ability to partially shift. Now she is on trial for both of these crimes and if she is found guilty she will
Apr 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Werecat lovers
I know, I know, a lot of you really don’t like Faythe. After all, she is impulsive, is known to run off at the mouth, and sometimes she does incredibly stupid things. But I like Faythe. I like how her character grows and matures with each subsequent book. Yes, she still is impulsive. Yes, she still lacks a good brain filter. However, she is beginning to understand that her actions have consequences not only to herself, but to her Pride as a whole.

Pride starts off with Faythe facing the conseque
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
There must be some hidden, golden rule somewhere that I tend to fall more in love with Urban Fantasy series by the third book. I don't know what it is - maybe the writer is in the middle of getting the story even better, or else I've just fallen in love more with the characters? Have no idea, only in this one I do know it's not because I love the main character. I actually loathe her.

I was hoping that, by this point in the series, she would have evolved, calmed down, and grew up a little. Inste
Pride continues shortly after Rogue left off. Faythe is on trial for her actions at the end of the previous book. However, it seems like her entire life is put under a magnifying glass and all her mistakes have come back to bite her on the ass once again. At first Faythe feels worried that the verdict will be for her to be caged or declawed. By being declawed she would be left helpless to defend herself for life. But she soon finds out that execution is also on the plate as well, especially in t ...more
Apr 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
hey Faythe (or whatever your name is)

my poor marc


Pam Nelson
5 Pride Stars

Well holy moly this book had it all. Heart break, action, someone to hate, someone to love.

I can’t get enough of Faythe, trouble seems to like her as well, and her mouth also gets her into some trouble too.

This book really has so much to offer. I want Mark to kick some serious ass. And the Alpha has a fight coming I can’t want to see how this is all going to play out.

And the girl wow that was hard to hear but we defiantly have some exciting twist come out of this book.

On to the
Dec 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 01-read-in-2016
So, far this is actually my favorite in the series! I liked how the plot wasn't all about a mystery/crime, so it had a different feel from the first two books. I love political intrigue, and the pack hierarchy/dynamics are starting to get really interesting. ...more
Melissa **Just Really Loves Musicals**
This was actually a super fun book to read, and I think I preferred it to book 2. I really like Faythe as a heroine, I feel like I can relate to her. The plot was a bit slow in the beginning but as soon as they found Kaci and things started happening, I flew through this. The ending was sad, in spite of me not being a huge Marc lover. I'm really looking forward to starting book 4 next month. ...more
Cindi (cheesygiraffe)
Mar 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2009-read
Best book in the series yet! Lots of actions! Loved everything that was going on. Faythe is one smart tabby. And now it looks like Kaci will be following in her footsteps. I have a feeling Faythe can figure a way around anything! And maybe Marc and her will finally settle down. ha!
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm heartbroken over poor Marc! Malone needs to die. What a jerk. ...more
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
When I started reading this series I was told that I would have to put up with the first few days as the last four were completely worth it. Now, I slightly disagree with this; I really liked the first two books, but now I am past reading the ‘duds’ and am on to the good stuff… I can kind of see what people mean. Pride was excellent, so good that once I finished, unlike with the first two books, I couldn’t stop reading and managed to devour the rest of the series in a couple of days.

This means I
I ♥ Bookie Nookie (
This is my favorite so far in the series--I might say the same about the next book too...So much happened in this installment--what a page turner. There was tons of action and a whole lot of "shake-up" regarding relationships among Prides nationally within the Territorial Council. I totally hate Calvin Malone--what a bastard, I hope he gets what's coming to him. So many story lines feathering off throughout this series--as in the previous book, they have discovered a new tabby and she has severa ...more
Dec 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
It had a good storyline and it was intriguing, but so many things pissed me off about it. First of all, the "trial" was a sham, and what ended up transpiring throughout it irritated me. There were many characters I wished I could smack around. and the Marc situation just really made me want to cry.

The story ended with a cliffhanger.. of course, and I wasn't really fond of it. I feel like I waited so long for this book to come out and I expected more. I wanted things resolved, or at least beginni
Apr 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Faythe why can't you just accept Marc's marriage proposal??? ...more
Apr 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I reached half of the series and the story is getting better with each book and I guess by the last its super awesome
Jun 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loved hating everything that happened!!!!!!!
Bec the book addict
Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a solid sequel and I'm intrigued to see where this story goes.

My only problem was that it was very slow in some sections and too fast in the action scenes. I am worried the story is going to fall into the trope where the love interest has to leave for a whole book. AKA: New Moon. I also was constantly annoyed by the political decisions the Pride were making. They were so contradictory!! But I guess that's the point...

Now on to the next one!
I hate Faythe so much.

Pride had it's funny moments - mostly from the bears.. but it also had it's kind sad and frustrating moments too. Both of those actions are due to the wonderfully annoying Faythe. She deserves to die alone at this point. She doesn't deserve Marc or Jace - she needs to be alone. Forever.

Besides that love triangle of horribleness, there's Malone. No, not post Malone - the singer. It's the evil guy that kind of wants Faythe's dads job on the council. He also probably wants Fay
Sharon Mariampillai
This was an enjoyable read. I thought the story was great. There was a bit less action, but there was more drama. I thought the addition of Kaci to the book was great. I was really liking her character. Faythe is still my favourite. She is a badass, and she also has moments of vulnerability. I thought Marc was a great character as well. I thought it was really sweet that he wanted to do so much for Faythe. I thought the ending was great. I cannot wait to see what the rest of the series has to of ...more
Dec 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
I forgot how action packed this book series is. I am glad to finally have the whole thing so I can keep reading these!
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018-read, trash
Ugh the whole tribunal system was so dumb and fucked up. Were-cat justice is ridiculous. Faith still managed to piss me off in this book. She never knows when to shut her damn mouth and outmaneuver her opponents. The council men really pissed me off too. BY the end of this book I was fucking seething. If I wasn't sure after the events of Rogue I am now 200% convinced Faith doesn't deserve Mark.

The one bright light in this series was Kaycee. I feel in love with this little girl as soon as she st
Mar 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr
I am already on the fourth installment of this series. I decided to wait to write the review until now because there was so much going on I really didn't want to stop to analyze how I felt about it.
This series started with Stray It started as most PNR series do. Faythe is the daughter of the head Alpha for the Southern United States territory. As a rare female, (Tabbie), in the Pride, her duty is to marry a strong Alpha to succeed her father and then breed. Or so she thinks but her father has ot
Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
Wow. This book was emotional. Anger and frustration being the two that were stirred around the most. Faythe was incredibly frustrating and Malone never ceased to piss me off. I was really hoping Keller would eat him in the last chapter but no such luck.
I enjoyed Dr. Carver having a more predominate role this time. He is an extremely likable character and it's always nice having an extra member on Team Faythe because she definitely wasn't getting much love this time around. I was elated to see h
Mar 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Awesome! This was even better than the second and I liked already this one so much!!

But Pride was simply awesome! Faythe grows so much and I love her more and more. All annoyance is gone in this book and I finally saw the woman that will hopefully end to lead the Pride. They way she handled this poor 13 year old kitten was incredibly strong and even heart warming. I love and admire her strength to fight for what she wants and for what she thinks is right.

One figure surprised me a lot in this b
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
I have to say this is still not one of my favorite series, but they are always good solid reads. Specially now that Faythe is starting to mature and see the reality of the shifter world! Not everything had to revolve around Princess Sanders! Thank God!

OK, so in this book Faythe in on trial for # 1 - infecting her ex-boyfriend by accident, turning him into a Stray and # 2 - for killing him! Faythe goes on trial, and it turns out there's a pretty good chance she'll get the "death penalty". Yes, ta
I Loved this book!! I was hooked with Stray but it seems with each new book installment in this series I find myself more hooked than ever. Faythe is up to her usual self, her mouth getting her into trouble and her father and Marc having to sacrifice to bail her out literally ;-) but I wouldn't have her any other way I just find Faythes humor undeniably funny making for an extremely enjoyable read. This book is an easy 5 star read.

What an emotionally roller coaster this book was! While reading
Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts)
Oct 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
My Review:

Well, my first reaction to this book was just to shake my head and move on. Compared to the other books in this series, this one was the best. Only by a slight fraction though, because it seemed a bit ridiculous to me. I was extremely disappointed in Faythe again, but more so in this book because a kid was involved. I feel like she should have been more mommyish instead of using the kids to attain what she wanted. I also thought the whole trial aspect was just stupid, of course they ar
DarkHeart "Vehngeance"
The best book of the series so far. Picking up basically right where Rogue left off, we spend the book with Faythe as she is charged for her crimes of the previous book. Again, Faythe continues to grow and mature and is finally forced to deal with the consequences of her actions. Unfortunately this time she isn't the only one who suffers. Her relationship with Marc continues to be an emotional roller coaster, and there were definitely a few tears shed as I read. The discovery of another tabby br ...more
Ann (Noumena12)
Sep 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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“Wake up, Sleeping Beauty," Jace said softly from my right.

"Call me that again, and I'll tell the whole Pride you sleep in Scooby-Doo underwear."

"I don't sleep in Scooby-Doo underwear. Hell, I don't sleep in any underwear.”
“You don’t want me to stand against the council. You want a magic wand, so you can walk around smacking people with it until everything’s just the way you like it. But guess what, Faythe? Life doesn’t work like that. Life bites, and the harder you fight it, the more leverage it has to tear your heart right out of your chest. And if you really want to wake this particular sleeping dog, the truth is that if you’d just taken that "damn ring" five years ago, none of this shit would ever have happened!” 31 likes
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