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Publisher's Summary

"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 tabbycat. It's up to us to find and stop him before a human discovers us. With my lover Marc's help, I think I can protect the vulnerable girl from both the ambitious rogue and the scheming of the territorial council.

"If I survive my own trial..."

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    5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic read!

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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars

Faythe and her mouth

When we left our heroine she was in trouble for killing her ex-boyfriend in self defense. Of course this books picks up where that book left off. Here are a few of the highlights of the book.
1. Pride politics plays heavy.
2. A lot of strays are converging on this particular area.
3. There are several power plays to unseat Faythe's father from the council.
4. Romantically Faythe proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that she has not the brain to tie her shoes with.
I am not sure that I have ever given anything short of a five star in the series. Faythe has alway been best at surviving, by doing what was necessary Yet when her life is on the line to the council she cannot keep her damn mouth shut. Although she is known for her mouth, she is also known to bite her tongue when danger would make things worse. She doesn't which it too far out of character. Then she has tried to win back her Beau since the end of last book. When she is faced with her love being exiled she never even thinks, or tries to put the ring on(At least the right finger). To save his life!! This is not the Faythe of the previous books and few times has a character fallen so far outside herself without some development to explain the change.
I have always had an issue with characters acting outside their developmental curve. There was no reason, or stimuli to account for the unfaythe character inhabiting this book. Unless it was left out because of cuts to the book. I would recommend people choke through this one because I believe the next book will make amends for this book. The writing is spot on but the whole books just reads as a setup for the fourth. I am a large fan of this author, this showing is below her talents. I look forward to number four and hope the rest of the series performs better.

Long live Faythe and Mark!
(Forget Bella and Edward)
-Tizroc

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • The Wife
  • SPRINGBORO, PA, United States
  • 07-12-12

This series gets better with each book.

OK, so, the first book in the series, the heroine is whiny and bratty, and at times, very hard to like. But with each installment, she grows, and you really begin to root for her. This book adds new and interesting characters to the werecat series, and really makes you want to listen to the next. The council that is trying the case of Faythe makes you want to grind your teeth, they are so narrow-minded, but it really adds to the suspense of the installment. I really wish that the author would explore a series with Jace as the main character, because I find him really intriguing. The narrator, who I did not like at all at the beginning of the series, is also growing on me. Now I can't think of someone else voice being anyone but Faythe. As with any series, you will want to definitely start with the first book, or you may have no idea what is going on.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars

Good sequel

I liked the first couple of books in the series, but I think Pride and Prey (the sequel to Pride) 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, and even more so as the plot continues on into the next book. If you enjoy supernatural sci-fi, you will enjoy these.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Kyla
  • Eureka, CA, United States
  • 04-02-09

Rachel Vincent Amazing Book

I highly enjoyed reading this book and would incourage others to read it. Although it is better if read in order the books are excellent on their own and are easier to get into

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

Can't wait for the next one...

This book was great. I couldn't stop listening to it. Now I'm on pins and needles waiting for the next one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Fayth goes to trial.

This series seems to only get more intense as it progresses. This book starts during Fayth's trial for infecting and then killing Andrew. While at the mountain retreat for the trial, the council members are approached by a brewin (a were-bear) named Keller with complaints about some strays in the area. In the midst of the trial, the gathered alphas and enforcers are now faced with not only the strays brought to their attention by Keller, but a 13-year-old tabby, Kaci, of unknown origins that knows absolutely nothing about being a were-cat. Fayth is the only one able to get through to the frightened girl, but does so without permission, bringing punishment down on not only her, but others. This book contains plenty of turmoil and anger from many parties. Fighting is included in the book, but the most graphic and disturbing scene includes very little fighting and a naked stray in human form in the throes of scratch fever. The book does NOT feature a HEA ending and has a bit of a cliffhanger. I hate the position Fayth and Marc find themselves in come the end of the book. Nonetheless, I want to know what happens next and will be continuing the series. Unfortunately, I get the feeling things are going to get much worse before they get better.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

Drama, drama, drama!

Enough with the emotional turmoil. I have had the hardest time with this book becuase of the series of unfortunate events. I love Faith & Mark as a couple, but all the drama is giving me a headache. The plot and storyline are great as always, but give the girl a break. The situations are spinning out of the realm of believable quickly.

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I LOVED this book

Bought for Myself
Read for the BBA Series Challenge
Overall Rating 4.75
Audio Rating 4.50
Story Rating 4.75
Character Rating 4.75

Note: Hard to believe a series that I barely stuck with after the first book because of not liking the heroin has come such a long way! I LOVED this book and at this point I am totally hooked.

What I LOVED: Faythe has come a long way baby! I can honestly say that I really care what happens to her. The way she handled the 13 year old tabby is what really turned the tide for me. That entire storyline was magnificent. Pride really yanked at all my emotional heart strings. Faythe's dad has always been a favorite of mine. In Pride, he is absolutely, by far, my favorite character. What he does for his Pride and Faythe is just the epitome of true love and loyalty.

What I LIKED: I can't give anything away but I am trying to figure out where the Malone story is going. I know where I would like it to go (Paging Hannibal) but it is adding an extra layer of conflict that is interesting to see play out. The back and forth between Faythe and Marc is playing out slowly but I feel their connection. Their love story is secondary to me but truly important to the story. Marc is a fantastic character and a good representation of what is possible with a Stray. I really liked Keller, the bruin. I hope he shows up again through out the series.

Complaints: None

Why I gave is a 4.75: This book knocked me on my *ss and really pulled every emotion out of me. I can't wait to read the rest!

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Good story. But a bit Annoyed...

This one started out ok and ended ok. (**Spoilers***) But the only thing that sticks out for me right now is how annoyed I was with how Faith handels Kaci... I feel more motherly than Faith by far! And this is a book about turning into a cat and having instincts of a cat even in human form. So it's odd that the main character would have the complete lack of protective instincts. But the author doesn't point out any instincts in this case... If the author meant differently I can't see it. And this is the most annoying thing about Faith. She thinks of herself way too much when I can't stop worrying about Kaci. And in response I begin to hate Faith. It's a very bad idea to make your readers dislike your main character for half a book! And I might as well go ahead and say the same thing goes for the next book (Prey)... I feel like the author is actually trying to make it understood that Faith doesn't have a motherly instinct at all. You might have thought she showed some with her younger cousin in the cage (whichever book that was...) But in book 3 and 4 faith clearly doesn't worry or help Kaci enough! So I can only assume this is the authors intension. But for what reason I just don't know, besides making some unknown point at the cost of losing some of her audience... Whatever the thing is she is trying to tell the readers, she is trying too hard...