Friday, February 18, 2011

Stray by Rachel Vincent (thoughts)

Rachel Vincent's werecat series is one of my favorite urban fantasy series even though I've only read the first 3 or 4 books. And with the final book in the series having recently come out, I decided that before I continued on I would reread the beginning books. I'm happy to say that I enjoyed this book just as much as the first time that I read it.

Faythe is a female werecat that wants nothing more than her independence from her family and Pride. Unfortunately, that isn't something she is likely to get since a couple of the other female tabbies have gone missing. But Faythe isn't about to let anything stop her from gaining the freedom that she desires. And now she is about to bite off more than she can chew in her attempt to get it.

I love this series for a variety of reasons with the main reason being that I literally CANNOT put these books down. And although I was rereading this book, I was still completely engrossed throughout the entire story. The book is such a fast-paced read that I found myself saying just one more page and reading five more chapters instead. The only problem that I had with this book was definitely a minor one but it was present for the first half. I found that I was less patient with Faythe this time around. And I think that is because this was a reread for me and I knew what would happen in later books. So it was hard for me to watch her make a few bad decisions...because I knew what was going to happen next. But I found that this still didn't detract from the overall reading experience for the most part. And I definitely still really enjoyed this book. If you haven't read this series yet, then what are you waiting for??? Recommended for sure!

Disclosure: Checked out again from the local library (my copy was missing a few pages from the beginning which was so frustrating....what can you do though??)

And here is the link to my review from the 1st time reading (quite short and sweet)


  1. This sounds like a series I would enjoy. I've read great things about her writing. Fun review!

  2. Sounds like you're really enjoying this series!

  3. I don't think I've heard of this series before, but it certainly sounds good.

    Regarding your copy missing a few pages, if it was like that when you bought it then I'd advise contacting the publishers. I've heard some will replace a book if that's the case.

  4. I haven't read anything by her yet but I own two of her Soul Screamer books. I think I'd really like this particular series more though.

  5. Hi, I just chose you as one of the recipients of Seven Facts Award. Hope you will accept it.

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  7. Staci- I really like this series which is why I am going back and rereading the beginning books.

    Naida- I am and I think that Ms. Vincent is a very talented author!

    Nikki-Ann- It was a library copy so I just let them know. I didn't want anyone else to check out the book and realize it was missing pages...especially if it was their first time reading the book. That would be a bummer!

    Ladytink- I really do think that you would enjoy this series. You'll have to let me know if you give it a try.

    Nadea- Thank you for the award. I'm really bad about passing these one but I will try :)


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