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Sometimes playing cat and mouse is no game....

"Play? Right.

"My pride is under fire from all sides. My father's authority is in question and my lover is in exile - which means I haven't laid eyes on Marc's gorgeous face in months. And with a new mother and an I-know-everything teenager under my protection, I don't exactly have time to fantasize about ever seeing him again.

"Then our long-awaited reunion is ruined by a vicious ambush by strays. Now our group is under attack, Marc is missing, and I will need every bit of skill and smarts to keep my family from being torn apart. Forever."

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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Sharon
  • College Station, TX, USA
  • 07-25-09

Prey

This one is somewhat better than the first 3 in the series, but it turned into such a tearjerker for the entire second half of the book (I won't say why, but sure jerked my tears), that I will get a better synopsis of the next book before I buy. I don't read urban fantasy or paranormal romance to cry for the whole second half of the book.

Another premise of this series is that Faythe's father is grooming her to take over the Pride. Totally bizarre since she has made very few smart moves, even in this 4th book. She keeps saying she is maturing, but not so I could notice. Also, she is an "enforcer" for the pride, a dangerous job. But "tabbys" are supposed to be rare and protected. So where's the logic here?

The narrator does a pretty good job. I'm still interested in this series, but mostly for the men as I cannot bring myself to like or respect Faythe.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

Enough already!

I have been a Rachel Vincent fan since the inception of the first werecat book, Stray. I have enjoyed each moment of the tale as Faythe Sanders (protagonist) learns the ins and outs of her relationship and her never ending mistakes (some of the relationship kind, some not). I was sorely tempted to give this book only three stars, because the relationship tussle between Marc and Jayce has become a distraction from the story which has only gotten more interesting.

Faythe's books have been rife with her personal issues involving her love life....s and the mistakes she makes. Again, and again. It has come to a point where it has become a distraction to the rest of the story which has picked up and become fully engaging instead of the I cannot make up my mind, or poor me story themes that many of the previous books lived off of.

This book had personal tragedy layered on top of accident on top of betrayal. It was great to see Faythe grow up so much since even the last book (except in her ability to fix her relationship). I look forward to reading, or listening to the future adventures of Faythe Sanders but with a council's inward bickering, perhaps war. With inter relationships are jockeyed for position it has become a let down to have to endure the sophomoric love life that Ms. Vincent writes.

While perhaps one of the better additions to the library of Faythe Sanders "werecat" collection it could also be the straw that breaks the werecat's back. If we could move on, and resolve the relationship drama for the protagonist there is still so much left that is interesting to fill volumes of this ever increasingly Machiavellian tale. So many extra-Faythe relationships to crush on and play with. Let us let this part of Faythe grow up as well, and make the story all that better in the future. Check this book out, and hope Ms. Vincent keeps the direction she has started, and drops the teenage angst for these almost 30ish something toys.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

Each one seems better than the last!

I absolutely LOVE the entire Werecat Series. Rachel Vincent has created a seducing world that 'lies just beneath the surface' of our real one. It is believable, inventive, full of intrigue, and consistently exciting. I have been placing her 'scheduled release' dates in my calendar so I have the next book as soon as it arrives! Faith is a likeable & rebellious character with honorable morals and her story, life, and relationships are ALL interesting! Can't wait for the next book in March of 2010! *There are sex scenes - not frequent or overly prolific (more romantic in nature) but still detailed & I recommend the reader be at least 18.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

Great book

This book was very good but very sad.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars

Can't wait to read the next one!

I liked the first couple of books in the series, but I think Pride (prequel to Prey) and Prey are the best so far. Yes, the lead character is angry and doesn't know when to keep her mouth shut - but it really doesn't detract from the overall story, which was more involved here than in any of the previous books. I am really interested to see what happens next! If you enjoy supernatural sci-fi, you will enjoy these.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Uncertain about continuing the series.

This book was very well written with an intricate plot and interesting characters. The only reason I am giving it three stars is because of the story itself, not the writing. The book (and series) has gone from bad to worse to awful to potentially unbearable. Ho-ly crap. The entirety of this book is just so dark, with the one bright part seeming to be when Fayth and Marc survive his kidnappers. Even then, there is a huge dark cloud looming overhead. The book definitely did not end happily. Instead, it ended with Fayth, Marc, and their prides' lives that much more complicated. While there seems to be potential for good things to happen in the future in this series, I get the feeling things are going to get a lot worse before they get better with there still being books 5, 6, and 6.5. Honestly, I'm not sure whether or not I want to keep listening. This series has continually put my stomach in knots and it only seems to be getting worse with each book. That being said, I'm not sure if I can stand to leave the series unfinished. Maybe the ending will make all of the strife along the way worthwhile? It is hard to say without reading the rest of the series.

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  • Kim
  • Auburndale, FL, United States
  • 09-05-18

VERY GOOD AND SAD

I am REALLY AND THOROUGHLY enjoying this series - but I am a little concerned with Fayth not being sure whom she truly wants to be with -
Overall I LOVE everything about the stories BUT as with ANY Tv show or book I watch or read or listen to- I truly HATE loosing one of the Coolest characters of the story-I was thinking of ANY different person in the story that the author could’ve killed off - BUT it wouldn’t have had the same response from me or probably many other readers as this death has-
I cried and still feel like crying....
The way it is all explained is Sooooo good as far as being able to picture what exactly happened...
The politics of the prides is VERY interesting ——loving this series

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

Annoyed

I am almost over this series. I don't know how much drama I can deal with anymore. I almost gave up on the whole series in one scene. Cheating is not cool, and I have lost all respect for Faith as a character. I don't know if I will be ale to finish the series, other than the serious breach of morals, it was a good book.

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  • Deborah
  • Oak Park, IL, United States
  • 10-28-14

Best one yet!

I almost gave up on this series because Faythe was such a whiner and never seemed to learn from her mistakes/blunders/stupidity. But now we see some growth. This book was riveting from beginning to end. Looking forward to the next one which is downloading right now.

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Turns and twists

I really enjoy Rachel Vincent's many turns and twists in her plots. She writes a fast action that accelerates throughout the entire story. Just when you think you can breathe again, another twist speeds up the story to supersonic.