Review: Stray

Title: Stray (Shifters #1)
Author: Rachel Vincent
Publisher: Mira Books
Genres: YA/Adult, Horror, Paranormal, Romance, Fantasy.
Where Acquired: At a market stall
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– Best Book Price: £1.99 Kindle Price: £4.20 (as of when posted)

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Goodreads Description:
 There are only eight breeding female werecats left . . .
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 Strays — werecats without a Pride, constantly on the lookout for someone like me: attractive, female, and fertile. I fought him off, but then learned two of my fellow tabbies had disappeared.
This brush with danger was all my Pride needed to summon me back . . . for my own protection. Yeah, right. But I’m no meek kitty. I’ll take on whatever — and whoever — I have to in order to find my friends. Watch out, Strays — ’cause I got claws, and I’m not afraid to use them . . .

My Review: 
At first i was not a big fan of this book. The first thing that annoyed me was Faythe’s Immaturity, she seemed to act a lot younger than her age and she had a tendency to act very childish around her ex, Marc as well as her family. The second thing that made me instantly dislike this novel was the lack of character description and world building at the beginning. However, This novel began to pick up and in the end I enjoyed it. Faythe grew on me as she matured and finally lived up to her responsibility in leading the pride. The style of writing also improved along with the plot which became exciting and tense. I also very much enjoyed the rekindling of Faythe and Marc’s relationship however i felt a little bit sorry for poor Jace who never stood a chance. The Middle – End of the book with the Kidnapping, Escape and Fight were for me very exciting and Faythe’s perspective described some hard to deal with harsh scenes in a way that kept you interested and not so repulsed that you want to stop reading. Faythe turned out to be a Kick-ass heroine with a very strong will and Marc turned out to be a strong and completely devoted love interest. At first i would have given this book only about 2 stars, however it completely redeemed itself.


“Apparently the complete works of Shakespeare packed quite a wallop. To think, my mother said I’d never find use for an English degree. Ha! I’d like to see her knock someone silly with an apron and a cookie press.” 

“A cat’s body can sustain a lot of damage without actually dying,” Lucas said, his voice as deep as the rumble of the earth itself. “You just think about that before you so much as scratch yourself without permission.” Ryan gulped and nodded, still mute.”

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