Okay, so cats don't always land on their feet.
I know that better than most. Since rejoining the Pride, I've made big decisions and even bigger mistakes: the kind paid for with innocent lives. As the first and only female enforcer, I have plenty to prove to my father, the Pride, and myself. And with murdered toms turning up in our territory, I'm working harder than ever, though I always find the energy for a little after-hours recreation with Marc, my partner both on and off duty.
But not all my mistakes are behind me. We're beginning to suspect that the dead are connected with a rash of missing human women and that they can all be laid at my feet--two or four, take your pick. And one horrible indiscretion may yet cost me more than I can bear.
I read Stray, the first in Rachel Vincent's Shifters Series, last December but I fell back into the Faythe's world just like it was home. Ms Vincent definitely has no qualms about torturing her characters and pushing them all to limits that are yet to be set. It is nice and refreshing to see an author write to her story and not to the coddling of her character. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of tortured characters out there, I have read a lot of them, but Ms. Vincent sets it on a whole other level, challenging her characters to survive and continue to thrive when set against many trials that some people would find to be to hard.
Ms. Vincent writes beautifully and I have read many of her books; I love to see the passion for her craft in every world that I read, I can truly feel how much she cherishes her work and her characters (yes even with the torture). I love the diversity of her characters as well. She creates a whole pride of mainly guys but easily sets each one apart and lets you see exactly who each and every one of them is. I also love Faythe, she keeps getting dealt crappy hand after crappy hand and she is still up and fighting.
On that previous note...what is with Marc in this book. I understand the predicament he gets put in, I truly do, but come on....give a girl a break. After this book I am on Team Jace...just sayin.
Continuing on. I love the plots in these books. It is all about life, death, and the prosperity of the pride. I am getting to see each character in action, pick my favorites and hang their posters on my wall. They are that freaking cool. I am also getting to see Faythe grow up, even in the short span between the last book in this book I feel like Faythe has grown so much, she still has a ways to go, but she is becoming more and more the character I can already see her becoming.
Overall, excellent book and a great series so far...four books to go, hopefully they continue to remain amazing!
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